Carthage Maple Leaf Marching Festival (57th Annual)

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Carthage Maple Leaf Marching Festival (57th Annual)
Location - StateMissouri

Admission Price is good for both Prelims and Finals
Adults - $10
Seniors - $8
Students K-12 - $5
4 and under - FREE

Started in the late 1960's as a marching band competition, the annual Maple Leaf Festival received its name thanks to Mother Nature. Every year, surrounded by an array of glorious fall colors, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes 80,000+ visitors to this wonderful fall celebration.
Every year, on the third Saturday of October, the biggest day of the festival begins with the largest parade in Southwest Missouri. This keystone event begins at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. The parade route begins on the Carthage Historic Square and ends at the Carthage Junior High School.

Bands can participate in the following:
Parade Only
Field Show Only
Parade & Field Show (Bands that do both will be up for the sweepstakes award)

Festival Website

Participating Bands

Congratulations to the 2022 Maple Leaf Champions...

The Lebanon High School Marching Band

2023 Participating Bands


Adjudicator Panel

Jennifer Sager
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