Baldwin The 34th Annual Maple Leaf Festival will feature a number of new attractions and activities, in addition to old favorites.
The traditional Breakfast on the Prairie, sponsored by the Black Jack Historical Society, will be at sunrise Saturday and Sunday two miles east of Baldwin on U.S. Highway 56.
Festival-goers will browse through more than 250 booths of arts and crafts, food, novelty items and souvenirs. The Rotarian Tourmasters will offer free bus tours to historic sites, and excursion train rides will leave the historic Baldwin Depot hourly from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will provide free rides to different areas of the festival both days. The Kansas Chapter of the International Flying Farmers will provide donation airplane rides from 1 p.m. to dark Saturday and 9 a.m. to dark Sunday at the Vinland Airport.
THE BALDWIN Arts Commission will hold an art show at the Baker University gazebo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and heritage craftsmen will demonstrate their skills from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Castle complex. A miniature circus also will be on display both days at the Baldwin High School cafeteria.
The Old Castle Morris and Garland Dancers will perform at 2 p.m Saturday and Sunday at Baker's Hartley Plaza.
The oldest annual quilt show in Kansas will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Elementary School multipurpose room. The BPW will display arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Junior High School gym.
THE BAKER Basketball 10-kilometer run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Collins Center, Sixth and Fremont. Street rod runs will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and race until 4 p.m. The children's parade will start at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, followed by the main parade, which will roll through town starting at 11 a.m. with the theme "A Page From History Past and Present."
Max Morath, a ragtime piano performer, will play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Baker's Rice Auditorium. The Maple Leaf Circulators will hold a square dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the old Baker gym.
The Laury Maple Leaf Tennis Tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baker courts, Sixth and Grove.
The CLEAR Coalition is sponsoring a melodrama, "Stop That Villain!" or "Have You No Shame Rip Roquefort?" which will be performed at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
CONTINUOUS country, western and bluegrass musical entertainment will take place both days under the big tent downtown. Religious music groups will perform Sunday morning.