Wood Carvers and Whittlers festival back on

Published 8:34 pm Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Festival to be held in Columbus on Oct. 2

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Wood Carvers and Whittlers festival is back on this year after being cancelled last year because of COVID-19. 

This year’s festival will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 in front of the Polk County Courthouse. 

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The festival coincides with the Columbus Farmers Market held on Saturdays until noon. 

This will be the second Wood Carvers and Whittlers festival, with the first one being held in 2019. 

Discover Columbus officials, who sponsor the festival, say the first annual festival was a success, with the vendors being thrilled with sales and all want to come back this year. 


The Discover Columbus Committee announces an event for the whole family.  We are hosting a Wood Carvers and Whittlers Festival on October 2nd. The festival promises to be a unique, fun-filled day with a variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and suppliers showing, selling and giving demonstrations. With inflatables, other kids’ activities, and music, this family-friendly festival is sure to please. The Festival is located on the historic Antebellum Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Columbus Farmer’s Market on Courthouse Street.

Enjoy this video of the 2019 Festival.