FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2023
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. Featuring 20 artists from Art Forms Cooperative Gallery in Pittsburg. Vote for your favorite. Sponsored by Maple Uncommon Guest House & Gallery.
Kite Flying at Industrial Park, Hwy 69 & Merle Evans Drive. Noon to 3:00pm. Come see large flying kites, how to operate, about wind currents.
Quilt Show, located at St. Rose Parish Hall, 129 N. Kansas, from 1:00 am to 4:00 pm. Quilts will be accepted at the Columbus Library from Tuesday 10/4 to Thursday 10/6.
Sponsored by Columbus Public Library.
Bean Feed, 137 W. Maple Street, in front of Commerce Bank, 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, S. Hwy 69 & Merle Evans Drive, around 6:45 pm. Weather permitting. $5.00 car pass will cover all balloon event parking Please have correct amount. Nonrefundable.
If you have never seen a glow, you certainly don’t want to miss this!
Tunes & Balloons: Red Iron Activity Center, 605 S. East Avenue. Following the Balloon Glow, approx. 8 pm. Live Music, Good Eats, Adult Beverages, Yard Games. Admission $5. Kids 5 and under free.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023
Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Lift off between 7:00 and 7:30 Am., weather permitting, in the Industrial Park on S. Hwy 69 & Merle Evans Drive. Hare & Hound Race between balloons. $5.00 car pass for all balloon event parking, please have correct amount. Nonrefundable.
Pancake Breakfast: 320 W. Maple, First United Methodist Church. 7:30 am to 9:00 am.
Start your day with a good breakfast. Sponsored by Summer Free Lunch Program.
5K, Run, Walk, Jog: 7:30 am. All ages. Entry Fee $20.00 pre-register; $25.00 register day of. 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.
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: Open 9 am to 9 pm, at Maple Uncommon, 120 E. Maple featuring 20 artists from Art Forms Cooperative Gallery in Pittsburg, KS. Vote for your favorite with a Meet the Artists FREE reception from 4 to 6 pm. Maple Uncommon Guest House & Gallery, 120 E. Maple
Sidewalk Chalk Art on Maple Street. Check in at Maple Uncommon Guest House, 120 E. Maple. Chalk will be provided. Be a kid - Come draw something on the sidewalk!
Entertainment on SE corner (Gazebo): The Good Sam Club Band (country and classic rock) will be playing from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy.
Farm Heritage Show – Down E. Pine St from square. Antique tractors, hay balers, corn crackers, hit& miss engines, rare antique farm machinery. Demonstrations and explanations of machinery that our forefathers used to establish our local farms. Sponsored by 4 State Printing.
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 all day fun on four inflatables.
Entertainment for all ages. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. In front of fountain on Maple Street. , Natalie’s Dance Studio, Farmers Phil, Walk around street entertainment. CUHS Music Department.
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 Crossland Construction Co.
Hot Air Balloon Regatta: Lift off around 5:30 pm. Industrial Park, S, and Hwy 69 & Merle Evans Dr. Weather permitting. Hare and Hound Race. $5.00 car pass for balloon event parking, please have correct amount.
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 620-762-6323. Sponsored by Columbus FFA Alumni Association
Information & Souvenir Booth will be located on Kansas St. as you enter from Maple (white canopy tent, center of street).
A variety of food and soft drinks
will be on sale on Pine St., south side of square.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023
Hot Air Balloon Regatta: Lift off between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. Industrial Park, S. Hwy 69. & Merle Evans Dr. Hare and Hound Race. Weather permitting.
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 620-762-6323. Sponsored by Columbus FFA Alumni Association.
Art Show/Sale: Exhibit is open from 9 am to 9 pm at Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery, 120 E. Maple. Stop by and Vote for your favorite.
***NOTE: If we have to move balloon field location it will be located at the American Legion Fair grounds on E. 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 the 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.
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
320 E. Maple • Columbus, KS 66725