Scarecrow Contest, scarecrows will be on the North side of the square and East on

Maple St. 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,  Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery, 120 E. Maple from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Up in the Air photo exhibit. Vote for your favorite. Sponsored by Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery.


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 (10/5 to Thursday 10/8).

Sponsored by Columbus Public Library.


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


Little Mr. & Miss Columbus Crowning, 5:30 pm on the courthouse steps.  Meet the children and see the crowning.


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

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




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.   $5.00 car pass for all balloon event parking.  Nonrefundable.


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


Car & Motorcycle Show:  8:30 am. to 2:00 pm.  Downtown square.  Antiques, Classic, Street Rods, motorcycles, and more!  Registration will be on the West side of the square at 101 S. Pennsylvania.  Pre-register with RealPro at 620-429-4400.  Day of show fee will be $15.00.  Sponsored by Advantage Metal Recycling LLC.  and hosted by RealPro.


Art Show: Up in the Air Exhibit is open 9 am to 9 pm,   Four state Photography Enthusiasts' exhibit, reception 4-6. There should be 25-30 artists represented.

Vote for your favorite.  Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery, 120 E. Maple


Children's Corner: SW corner of square from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Activities for children, balloon artist clown.  Sponsored by Labette Bank.


Entertainment on SE corner (Gazebo): Finley River Boys is a bluegrass, band. Will be playing from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy.


Old Timer’s Day: American Legion Fairgrounds, E. Country Road.  Antique tractors and farm machinery, horse drawn machinery, work horse demos, and more.


Quilt Show: located at St. Rose Parish Hall, 129 N. Kansas, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Judging will be by the public.  Sponsored by Columbus Public Library.


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 3:30 pm. Armbands available for $5.00 all day fun on four inflatables.


Entertainment for all ages. 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.  In front of fountain on Maple Street. CUHS music department, Natalie’s Dance Studio. Xaris Waltman, folk & country singer,Walk around street entertainment.


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


Corn Hole Tournament – 217 W. Pine St.  Sign-up 11:00 am to noon, begins shortly after. 3 brackets; kids under 17 yrs., weekend warrior and professional.
Sponsored by RJ’s Retail Liquor.


Hot Air Balloon Regatta:  Lift off around 5:30 pm. Industrial Park, Hwy 69.  Weather permitting.  Hare and Hound Race.  $5.00 car pass for balloon event parking.


Tractor Pull: Saddle Club Arena on Park St. Bring lawn chairs. Weigh-in at 2:00 pm, pull begins at 4:00 pm. Concession Stand.  Antique/classic with light/heavy steel.  Contact 620-674-1402.  Sponsored by Columbus FFA Alumni Association


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.  $5.00 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. Contact 620-674-1402 Sponsored by Columbus FFA Alumni Association.


Art Show: Up in the Air Photo Exhibit is open from 9 am to 9 pm at Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery, 120 E. Maple.



***NOTE: If we have to move balloon field location it will be located at the American Legion Fair grounds on east 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 - A one time parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle will be collected the first time onto the grounds.  The purchase of a vehicle pass, visitors will receive a window pass for additional entrance.  Nonrefundable.


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