Farm festival fun Saturday

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

Frank Barnwell makes ice cream at the Oct. 2009 farm festival. (photo submitted)

Polk’s agricultural heritage takes center stage this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the third annual Columbus Farm Festival.
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. activities will be held on Mills Street, Stearns Park and in and around the Courthouse Square (see the map below). The area will be filled with farm displays, including animals such as draft horses, goats, ducks and chickens on display.
The Foothills Humane Society will also be at the festival.
Visitors can see displays of various types of agricultural equipment, including an apple press, and browse through fresh produce at an extended version of the tailgate market held in Columbus every Saturday.
They can also watch crafts demonstrations and buy handcrafted items, enjoy a wide variety of food, and listen to live music.
The local horse and buggy team of Caroline and Abraham will offer a narrated tour of the Polk County seat.
Face painting, games, a clown, and the Polk County Library’s Bookmobile are other attractions that will be available.
The festival is sponsored by the Polk County Agriculture Development Office, Town of Columbus and the Polk County Cooperative Extension Center.

Map showing the locations of the various displays and activities at the Columbus Farm Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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