Maple Leaf Parade highlight of annual festival - KOAM TV 7

Maple Leaf Parade highlight of annual festival


Every year on the third Saturday in October, Carthage, Missouri holds a grand event.

This year marks the 47th Annual Maple Leaf Festival. On Saturday the festivities began with a giant parade. The Carthage square and beyond were packed with people watching floats and many marching bands that will soon march in Christmas parades.  
Started as a marching band competition in the 1960's, the maple leaf festival brings in some 80- thousand visitors to the city. 
The rest of the festival includes fun runs, beauty pageants and cooking contests spanning eleven days.  


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