2010 Columbus Farm Festival Saturday, October 2

Published 3:22 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

The second annual Columbus Farm Festival will be held Saturday, October 2, in downtown Columbus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can take a stroll through the Rusty Farmer Tractor Show, have a hot meal and cold drink or sample fresh made fudge.

A new addition to this years lineup of attractions is a Polks Got Talent talent show, where anyone can perform their act on stage for an allotted time. Musicians, comedians, dancers, singers, and improvisational actors are welcome.

The Columbus Farmers Market will be opened throughout the festival and will be offering a wide selection of local produce, meats, cheeses, fresh breads and baked goods, as well as handmade crafts, body care products, woodworking and even treats for your furry friends.

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Horse and buggy carriage rides will run throughout the day and there will be a Pony Parade in the afternoon. Stop over and wet your whistle at the apple cider making exhibit, or enter the apple recipe contest for a chance to win cash prizes. There will be several food vendors lining the street and local area business will have demonstration booths.

The Over Mountain Men and the Civil War Reenactors will set up historically accurate encampments, offer guided tours and join in the parade. There will plenty of free games for the children with cool prizes and the Foothills Humane Society will have some pet friendly creatures up for adoption.

Organizers say that 2009s farm festival was a success, bringing out over 5,000 people. To be a part of the talent show or for further vendor information contact Melinda Young at 828-894-2324 or John Vining at 828-894-8218.