Scarecrow Contest, scarecrows will be on the North side of the square and East on Maple Street.  Register your scarecrow with the Chamber office and receive your assignment of location.  Prizes will be given for two places.  Contest is open to businesses, organizations and individuals.  Scarecrows must be in place by noon, today.


Art Exhibit, located at Maple UnCommon Guest House and Gallery, 120 E. Maple St. from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. T.D. Scott is the featured artist, his work is encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting. Enter the raffle!


Quilt Show, located at St. Rose Parish Hall, 129 N. Kansas, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Quilts will be accepted at the Columbus Library from Tuesday (10/3 to Thursday 10/5).


Human Foosball, Maple Street, Courthouse Lawn. 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, will be cancelled.  Sponsored by Coffeyville Community College, Columbus Technical Campus.


Bean Feed, Maple Street, Courthouse Lawn.  5:00 pm. to ?  Beverages available for purchase. In case of bad weather, will be in City Park Pavilion.  Sponsored by Commerce Bank.


Hot Air Balloon Glow, , Industrial Park, Hwy 69 & Merle Evans Drive, around 6:45 pm. Weather permitting.  $1.00 per person parking or $5.00 car pass for all balloon event parking.  Non refundable.

If you have never seen a glow, you certainly don’t want to miss this!


Ribstock 2017 Bar-B-Q Cook Off. 100 block of E. Pine.  Meat inspection shall be at 7:00 pm. Rules and Registration available from Marta Brown, 620-429-1414 or Chamber office. Sponsored by Crossland Construction Company.




Ribstock 2017 Bar-B-Q Cook Off. 100 block of E. Pine. Cook's meeting at 6:30 am.  Judging  begins at 11:30 am.  Categories include chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket. Sponsored by Crossland Construction Company.


Pancake Breakfast, 320 W. Maple, First United Methodist Church 7:00 am. To 9:30 am.  Start your day with a good breakfast! Proceeds go to Summer Free Lunch Program.  Sponsored by First United Methodist Church.


Hot Air Balloon Regatta: Lift off between 7:00 and 7:30 am., weather permitting, in the Industrial Park on Hwy 69.  Hare & Hound Race between balloons.  $1.00 per person parking or $5.00 car pass for all balloon event parking. Non refundable.


5K, Run, Walk, Jog: 7:30 am.  ALL ages.  Entry Fee $18.00 pre- register; $20.00 after 10/5.  Starting point at Pine & Pennsylvania. Pre-register at American Bank, 620-429-2265. Sponsored by American Bank.


Parade, 9:40 am. Starts at Vermont & Maple.  Down Maple St. to Tennessee St.


Health Screening, At Community Health Center SEK, 120 W. Pine. 8:30 to Noon. First come, first served. No Fee. 
Sponsored by Prudence Masonic Lodge #100 Columbus


Car & Motorcycle Show. 8:30 am. to 4:00 pm.  Downtown square.  Antiques, Classic, Street Rods, Motorcycles, Trikes and more!  Registration day of show will be on the West side of the square (in front of 101 S. Pennsylvania). Pre- register at 620-429-5870 with Marcia or Anthony at 757-576-0510 for $12.00. Day of show fee will be $15.00. Special gift for early registration! Sponsored by Advantage Metal Recycling LLC. Hosted by Midwest Life and Health, LLC.


Art Exhibit, Open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Special Meet The Artist Reception from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Located at the Maple UnCommon Guest House and Gallery, 120 E. Maple St.


Children's Corner, SW corner of square from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Activities for children including a Magic Show. Hosted by Chem Club of CUHS.
Sponsored by Mercy Hospital Columbus.


Entertainment on SW corner, Lindley Creek Springfield, MO, a Bluegrass, Gospel and Country Band. Will be playing from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm


Pumpkin Hunt, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Rowdy's Rustic Moose Lodge, 1131 W. Country Road. Children of all ages. Come play games and seek for things among lots of pumpkins.


Old Timer’s Day, Walnut St. between Kansas & Indiana. Antique tractors and farm machinery, blacksmith demos, horse drawn machinery, work horse demos, hay bale toss, tractor parade, and more.


Quilt Show, located at St. Rose Parish Hall, 129 N. Kansas, from 9:00 am. to 3:00 pm.  Judging will be by the public.


Petting Zoo, Southwest corner of the square.  10:00 am. to 3:00 pm.
Hosted by Columbus FFA


Inflatable Activities, S. Pennsylvania St.  9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. Armbands available for all day fun on six inflatables.


Entertainment for all ages. 10:30 am. to 4:00 pm.  In front of fountain on Maple Street will be CUHS music department, Natalie’s Dance Studio, balloons and more.


Arts & Craft Fair, 9:00 am. to 3:30 pm. Kansas St. on square.  Booths of handicrafts- clothing, wood items and much more!


Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Lift off around 5:30 pm. Industrial Park, Hwy 69.  Weather permitting.  Hare and Hound Race.  $1.00 per person parking or car pass for balloon event parking.


Members Only Band, State Theater Event Center, W. Pin St. From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, $10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at Jay Hatfield Chevrolet, Mike Carpino Ford and the Chamber of Commerce office. Limited number of tickets. 
Sponsored by Jay Hatfield Chevrolet and Mike Carpino Ford.


Columbus Day Fall Classic. Registered clay shoot at Claythorne Lodge. 620-597-2568.


A variety of food and soft drinks will be on sale on Pine St., south side of square.


Information & Souvenir Booth will be located on Kansas St. as you enter from Maple (white canopy tent, center of street).




Hot Air Balloon Regatta Lift off between 7:00 am. and 7:30 am. Industrial Park, Hwy 69.  Hare and Hound Race. Weather permitting.  $1.00 per person parking or car pass.


Mini Rods & Garden Tractor Pull, Midwest Pullers: Saddle Club Arena on Park St. Event begins at 1:00 pm. Concession shack will be open. Come out and enjoy watching these geared up tractors.  Sponsored by Columbus FFA Alumni Association.


Art Exhibit, Open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Special Meet The Artist Reception from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Located at the Maple UnCommon Guest House and Gallery, 120 E. Maple St.


Columbus Day Fall Classic. Registered clay shoot at Claythorne Lodge. 620-597-2568.


***NOTE: If we have to move balloon field location it will be located at the American Legion Fair grounds on Country Road.  Many times the weather looks fine standing on the ground, but a few feet up the winds can be causing havoc. The wind speed is the crucial factor; flights may be canceled on the field. This is frustrating for both the public and the pilots, but safety is always our priority. Don’t leave until the pilots leave.


The Board of Directors, officers, agents and employees of Columbus Chamber of Commerce and City of Columbus are not responsible for injury to or death of any person, or for damages to any property which any standee may sustain or be exposed to which arise out of or in connection with the presentation of any event.


Parking Fee - $1.00 per person or a one time parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle will be collected the first time onto the grounds. With the purchase of a vehicle pass, visitors will receive a window pass for additional entrance. You Choose! Non-refundable.


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