Fall Bucket List: Maple Leaf Festival

Saturday morning we woke up early and headed to Carthage for the 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival. Maple Leaf is a HUGE tradition in this neck of the woods and embarrassingly enough I have never been to the Maple Leaf Parade. The local channels always air it on T.V. so I have never felt the need to freeze…. until this year. 

Carthage is small town about 30 minutes north that is know for it’s beautiful old homes and amazing fall colors. Sadly the leaves weren’t impressive this year. I was really hoping to get some great fall color pictures.
It was about 43 degrees that morning so we bundled up and walked to the parade route.
After we finally found a seat, we settled in and waited. 
So funny seeing her looking like an eskimo in October. But it was cold and I’m just glad to get one more years for her to wear this ridiculously cute vest.  
Even Mom and Dad were bundled up. Actually I was the only one that was complaining about how cold I was. I am always cold. 
Marissa found this leaf and insisted that we bring it home with us. 
The next 1.5 hours were spent watching bands, floats, picking up candy and repeatedly asking if they could eat the candy.
Oh and snuggling with daddy. 
Next year I think we might just stay home and watch it on T.V. like usual but it was fun to spend the morning together. I seldom regret doing things like this as a family.
Linking up with
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Have you attended a fall festival this year?

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  • They are so cute! Love their sunnies!

  • Your girls are so cute, especially in their sunglasses 🙂 Looks like a fun morning, despite the cold!

  • hahaha, what you don't like siting around freezing? That is my fave part of the Macy's Parade – watching all the cold people. Just not the same if it is remotely warm.
    Love that she insisted on bringing home the leaf! and I like the 'cashdales' =) yay ponies.
    Thanks for linking up again this week!!! Happy 10 days until Halloween.

  • Lol I love when kids insist upon bringing random items home with them. lol Except for us, it tends to be a plethora of acorns from the backyard. My child is obsessed with acorns. I love festivals. I wish we had some fun festivals down here to attend. Glad ya'll tried the parade even though it would have been more comfortable at home. 🙂

  • Your girls have such style! They look like little movie stars with those glasses, I love it 🙂 Believe it or not, I'm jealous of your cold weather. There's a time and a place for sunny 90 degree weather, and it should not be October.

  • Maple leaves hold such a special meaning for us. They were the inspiration behind our wedding decor. And, my in-laws first date was to a Maple Leaf Festival (maybe this same one??).
    Though it looks chilly (I, too, am always freezing) it looks like a fun way to spend a morning collecting candy and hanging out!

  • That maple leaf is just perfect!! Looks like a really fun morning even if a little cold! That vest is too cute – so glad it still fits – yay for wearing clothes more than 1 season!!! 🙂

  • Sounds like a chilly fun time!!!

  • How fun!!! They look like they had fun even though it was cold. And 43 degrees?!?! I can't even imagine… I think it miiiiiiiight get that cold at like 3am in December LOL. That vest is SO stinkin' cute!