Fabulous Fourth returns Wednesday

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The town of Columbus will celebrate its 56th Fabulous Fourth of July festival on Wednesday.

The planning committee has scheduled many performances and events for the whole family for all types of interests. The day is filled with music, kid’s rides and games, food, crafts, vendors, an antique car show, the Polk County Farmers Market, the Polk County Historical Museum and more.

The Fourth of July kicks off at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony, which includes the presentation of the colors by the Polk County Honor Guard followed by the National Anthem sung by Anita Williamson.

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The stage will be filled with local community talent beginning at 10:10 a.m. with Joyful Noise, a family gospel group, and at 11 a.m. with Patrick Ballard performing guitar blues, patriotic songs and banjo tunes.

The Antique Car Show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Gibson St. adjacent to the courthouse. People’s choice awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

The farmers market will be set up on Main Street and will run all day beginning at 10 a.m.

Kids games will be set up on the lawn of Stearn’s Park and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The amusement rides will operate on Stearn’s lawn on Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Polk County Historical Museum, located at 60 Walker St., Columbus, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free on Wednesday.

The Veteran’s Hour will run from noon to 1 p.m. on the stage, and will include presentations by members of the American Legion and the VFW. Patriotic songs will be sung by Anita Williamson throughout the program.

Pop, folk, and country artists will fill the stage from 1 to 5 p.m Bands will begin at 5:30 p.m. playing a variety blues, country, rock and originals.

The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by singers from Cross Roads Baptist church, followed by the launching of the fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

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