The weather feels like fall, so it must be time for the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City. A complete guide to the annual festival can be found in today’s paper.
If you’re going to Baldwin City this weekend, you should know:
• Construction won’t stand in your way. The intersection of Douglas County Road 1055 and Route 12, which is being refurbished, will be open from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. But Keith Browning, Douglas County public works director, encourages motorists from Lawrence to use U.S. Highways 59 and 56. The new four-lane section of U.S. 59 opened Wednesday.
• Once in Baldwin City, you can park at the high school, which is on the north side of U.S. 56 off Sixth Street. Parking and shuttle service also are available for a fee at the intermediate and primary schools, both west of town on U.S. 56.
• Carnival rides are available Friday night, as well as on Saturday and Sunday. The Maple Leaf parade gets rolling through downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday, preceded by a kiddie parade at 10:45 a.m.
• Arts-and-crafts booths are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday downtown and at the grade school. And a quilt show is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the intermediate school.