Annual Events

Columbus Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Columbus Fire & Rescue will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at Stearns Park in Columbus, NC! This event is free to the public! Bring your kids for games and prizes! Family fun!


“Columbus Proud” Litter Awareness Month on April 8, 2023

April is National Litter Awareness Month which means that it’s officially time for spring cleaning to begin. Discover Columbus and the Town of Columbus are planning a month-long event to help bring attention to the “dirty” topic of litter. This month-long event will begin the first weekend of April, Saturday, April 8, 2023. Learn More Here 


Farmer’s Market

May 6 – October 28, 2023
Saturdays, 8 AM – 12 PM
Location: On Courthouse Street in Columbus, NC

Polk County Farms is ready to welcome everyone back to its farmer’s markets for the 2023 Summer Market Season.

Polk County Farms is currently accepting vendor applications that can be filled out online on its website ( or you may pick up a copy at any of our Winter Markets. Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation’s generosity, all vendor fees have been waived for this season.

This year, the Saluda Tailgate Market will run every Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The market will be located on West Main Street in Saluda and will run from May 6 through October 28.

The Columbus Farmers Market will be held every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. This market will be located at 40 Columbus St. in Columbus and will run from May 6 to October 28.

These wonderful farmers’ markets feature an abundance of locally grown foods. Shopping at the farmer’s markets provides an opportunity for small farmers to provide the freshest produce, eggs, and meat products. A slew of locally handmade crafts will also be available during the season.

In an effort to make this community centerpiece even more accessible to Polk County residents, Polk County Farms has the ability to accept SNAP benefits. In fact, at the farmer’s markets, your SNAP benefits are doubled!

For more information, call (828) 894-2281 or email us at [email protected]. You can also access more resources from our website:

Polk County Farms looks forward to seeing you at the market!


Child Abuse and Prevention Walk

photo courtesy of PolkNCInfo

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 Sponsored by the Polk County Community Child Fatality Prevention and Protection Team, the event also will feature hot dogs, lawn games, a bouncy house, music, information, T-shirt giveaways, and other prizes – all for free.




Columbus Fire Dept BBQ & Gospel Sing

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Fabulous Fourth

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Downtown Columbus

The 60th Annual Fabulous 4th will take place in downtown Columbus on Monday, July 4, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The day is filled with family fun, food, and entertainment, ending with spectacular fireworks.   


Music in the Park

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Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival

Wood Carvers, Whittlers, & Wood Crafters Festival

October 7th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Discover Columbus is hosting the annual Wood Carvers, Whittlers, & Wood Crafters Festival on October 7th, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This festival continues to promise a unique, fun-filled day with a growing variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and wood crafters and showing, selling, and giving demonstrations. This family-friendly festival is scheduled on the historic Antebellum Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Columbus Farmer’s Market on Courthouse Street in downtown Columbus. Rain date: October 14th, 2023. Local restaurants are nearby.


This year’s festival promises many vendors with a wide range of handmade woodcraft items, including:


Carved Cowboys & Fishermen

Wooden Toys & Games

Cutting Boards

Jewelry Boxes

Puzzles & Games

Native American Flutes

Turned Bowls & Boxes

Spoons, Spatulas and Spurtles

Tables & Benches

Bird Houses

Rocking Horses

Carved Wood Spirits

Walking Sticks



Halloween Fun Walk

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Home Town Christmas

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Special Events