Oct. 19 & 20, 2019
always the 3rd full weekend of october
It's a Family tradition
Join us for a Community Celebration of Maple Leaf Festival History: Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 6:30pm-8pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center.
October 2019 was declared Maple Leaf Festival History Month by Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau.
Thank you Ilene Kimsey for all your Work!
The Maple Leaf Festival began as a community event in 1958, inspired by Dr. Ivan Boyd, a biology professor at Baker University as well as Dr. Charles Doudna, Bill Horn, Leo Smith and C. R. Whitley. Dr. Boyd noted that the third weekend in October was the optimum time to view the changing colors of the Maple Leaves in the area and the perfect time to celebrate the successful harvest.
60 years later, with over 300 craft exhibits, quilt shows and displays, performing arts, music, unique food items and activities for the family, the Maple Leaf Festival is the biggest fall family event in the area and provides an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to raise funds.
The two day festival occurs on the third full weekend of October.