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Carthage Maple Leaf Festival
Carthage, Missouri

October 18, 2014

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 Middle School.


  1. PARADE ONLY: A 2.5 mile beautiful route lined with thousands of people.
  2. PARADE AND PRELIMS ONLY: Bands in this option are eligible for Parade trophies, Trophies from Prelims, and the Sweepstakes Trophy.
  3. PRELIMS ONLY: For bands who want to receive ratings and critiques. Bands are eligible for all Prelim Awards.
  4. PRELIMS AND FINALS: For bands who are looking for a ranked event. These bands will be eligible for Prelim Trophies and possible placement in the evening Final Competition.
  5. PARADE, PRELIMS, AND FINALS: For the bands who want to “go for it all”. Awards eligibility includes all of the above.
Online Entry Deadline Oct 3



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Admission Prices


Performance Schedule

Carthage EXH 1:25
Eldorado Springs A 1:45
Marionville A 2:05
Seneca B 2:25
Bolivar B 2:45
Staley B 3:05
Parkview C 3:45
Glendale C 4:05
Joplin C 4:25
Lebanon C 4:45
FINALS BEGIN (6 Bands)   6:25


Recaps: Parade | Prelims | Finals


6) Eldorado Springs
5) Glendale
4) Staley
3) Seneca
2) Parkview
1) Lebanon

Judging Panel


Host Website & Contact Information

Maple Leaf Band Festival

Carthage High School Band
Gary Greek - greekg@carthage.k12.mo.us

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