Columbus Heritage Festival

Columbus Heritage Festival Vendor Packet online form

Discover Columbus at the Heritage Festival, Seeking Exhibitors, Vendors and Musicians

The Discover Columbus Committee would like to announce an event for the whole family.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th, for the Columbus Heritage Festival on the lawn of the historic Courthouse in Columbus and Gibson St.   Columbus Day is two days after this event, therefore Columbus will adopt this celebrated day on the 7th.    The Town of Columbus is not named after Christopher Columbus, but for Columbus Mills who settled here.

Click above link for Vendor Packet.

The heritage of our area is rich in arts and crafts; pottery, woodworking, spinning, music, gem mining, farming,  story-telling, and war battles, and much more.   There will also be educational information on the many historic landmarks in Columbus.   Vendors will be offering  apple cider, coffee,  ice cream and other goods.  The festival will be held from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and will be adjacent to the weekly farmers market in front of the Courthouse.    The Historical Museum will celebrate Stearns Schools’ 100th Anniversary at the school across from the Courthouse during the festival.   The House of Flags Museum and Polk County Historical Museums will also be open.    A Rain Date is set for Saturday October 14th.

Vendor information and application will be available September 1, 2017 at the Town Hall in Columbus.

Discover Columbus is seeking vendors with heritage displays and hand-crafted items, musicians to play traditional and blue grass music, and more (see application) .   Vendors seeking information for participating in this event can call Shana Atkins at the Town Hall at 828-894-8236, or email to .   Application deadline is September 22nd.   The fee for vendors selling merchandise or food is $25,  and demonstration vendors are free (Food vendors must apply at the Health Dept. by Sept. 18th).      Volunteers are also needed to help.    Additional information can be found on the website at

Thank you to our sponsors; The Town of Columbus, Discover Columbus Committee,  Polk County Extension Office,  Cole Lumbus,  Polk Go Live, Clayton’s Ink, and the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce.