Maple Leaf Festival

Oct. 1-2, 10-11, 14-24/CARTHAGE – This year’s theme is “Fall Into Carthage.” The first event of the week opens at noon with a World War I Centennial exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. The next day is original artwork displayed at the artCentral Hyde House plus an auction of several pieces.  Don’t miss the Joplin Trails Coalition Ruby Jack Trail Open House beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 10. The annual queen pageant is that afternoon followed by music under the maples at 6 p.m. in Central Park. Bring the whole family for a fun night with a free concert by the Mason Dixon Band. Food trucks will also be available. For more information, call 417-793-6801.