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Come celebrate with us at these annual events.

Take a walking tour of our historic downtown.

Learn more about what to see and do when you visit here.


Hometown Christmas

December 7th  4pm to 7 pm 

The Columbus Fire Department, Town of Columbus and Discover Columbus committee invite you to kick off the Christmas Season with a Parade through downtown starting at 4pm.
Following the parade  be sure to bring the whole family to Stearns Park for Hometown Christmas.  Local churches will be hosting many of the booths, as well as town staff and crews, the Polk County Public Library storytellers, and committee members.  Enjoy Christmas music and carolers, hot chocolate, mulled cider and candy canes, fresh popcorn, cookie decorating station, merchant gifts, Christmas tree lighting, listen to Christmas stories, visit the live Nativity scene and have your picture taken with Santa Claus in the Gazebo.  Santa’s Mail Box is already up at the corner of the park ready for letters! 



The Town of Columbus was formed in 1855 as the County of Polk officially became a part of North Carolina.  The Town itself was officially incorporated on February 2, 1 857. See more of our interesting history tid-bits here.

1926 Ad for Columbus
View of the back of the courthouse from across the Veteran’s Park fountain. Photo courtesy of Sunshine S.
Cycle NC Mountain Ride Rest Stop
Polk County Public Library