FAIRS, FESTS & PICNICS

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Fairs and Fests

Columbus Country Market

The Columbus Country Market is held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus. The market promotes healthy food choices while supporting local farmers, gardeners, cooks, bakers, craftspeople, and other artisans. Enjoy live music, ready-to-eat foods, and more at this monthly event. 
Location:
Downtown Columbus, corner of Milam and Travis Streets
Date: Last Saturday of every month, from March through November
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trailhead Family Festival

Trailhead Family Festival is hosted by the Texas Historical Shootist Society (THSS). It includes shooting competitions featuring firearms typical of those used in the Old West. During the four day family-friendly festival, guests will enjoy live action shooting contests, period costumes, and plenty of socializing.
Location: Gunsmoke, Texas (4 miles north of I-10 on Hwy 71)
Date: March 21-24, 2019

Magnolia Days Festival

Take a step back in time and experience Columbus’ history come alive during the Magnolia Days Festival. Take your picture with the Magnolia Belles, have a blast in the Family Fun Zone, shop til you drop in the Vendor Marketplace, and dance in the streets to free live music. It’s big time fun in small town Texas!
Location: Downtown Columbus, Courthouse Square
Date: May 17-18, 2019

90-on-90

90-on-90 is the longest yard sale in Texas encompassing 90 miles along Highway 90. Free maps for participating farmers’ markets, yard sales, flea markets and sidewalk sales are available at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce a few days ahead of the event.
Location:
Sealy, Columbus, Weimar, Schulenburg, Flatonia, Harwood, and Waelder
Date: June 7-8, 2019

Independence Day Celebration

Columbus hosted the very first Fourth of July celebration in the State of Texas in 1826 and we continue the tradition with an old-fashioned celebration full of family-friendly fun. Events include the George Fox Memorial Children and Pet Parade, swimming and water slides, food, vendors, and of course lots of amazing FIREWORKS!
Location: Columbus Municipal Golf Course
Date: July 4, 2019

Colorado County Fair

The Colorado County Fair features nationally known musical entertainers,
family-friendly carnival and rodeo, BBQ cook-off, antique show, mini-rod tractor and engine show, Fair Queen contest, art and photography display, and needlework, handicrafts, baked goods and floriculture contests. Rodeo events run from Thursday to Saturday and include a ranch rodeo on Thursday and a CRPA rodeo on Friday and Saturday. The fair serves as a reminder of the true values of Columbus’ heritage and to teach young people about self discipline and dedication.
Location: 1146 Crossroads Boulevard (Hwy 71 North)
Date: September 2019

St. Anthony School Halloween Carnival

St. Anthony School’s annual Halloween Carnival is a Columbus institution. Event includes a costume contest, food, haunted house, live auction, country store, and carnival games. It’s fun for the whole family! 
Location: Columbus Hall
Date: October 26, 2019

Ladies Night Out

The Christmas Season officially kicks off in Columbus on Ladies Night Out. Area merchants keep their doors open late for holiday shoppers, offering wine and food samples, refreshments, prizes, discounts, and door prizes. The Stafford Opera House and Spring Street are also filled with vendors selling handcrafted goods such as jewelry, soaps, candles, clothing, baked goods, etc. Christmas lights and holiday music add to the merriment of the evening. It is one of the most fun evenings of the year!  
Location: Downtown Columbus
Date: December 5, 2019 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Annual Area Church Picnics

April

  • St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 410 N. Center St., Weimar, TX 78962

May

  • Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 936 FM 2436, La Grange, TX 78945
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, 8282 FM 141, Dime Box, TX 77853
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 400 E. Fifth St., Hallettsville, TX 77964

June

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 516 South Faires, Flatonia, TX 78941
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, FM Rd 340 #1648, Hallettsville, TX 77964
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1010 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg, TX 78956
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7745 Mensik Rd., Schulenburg, TX 78956
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 126 Plum Church Rd., La Grange, TX 78945
  • Fayetteville Brethren Church, 1022 Kramr Rd, Fayetteville, TX 78940

July

  • Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, FM Road 1383, Dubina, TX 78956
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7026 FM 957, Schulenburg, TX 78956

August

  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1031 Church Ln, Freslburg, TX 78950
  • St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 410 N. Center St., Weimar, TX 78962
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 821 FM 1295, Flatonia, TX 78941
  • St. Andrew Catholic Church, 270 St. Andrew St., El Campo, TX 77437
  • Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 113 Manchester St., Flatonia, TX 78941
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, 815 St. Mary’s Church Rd., Ellinger, TX 78940
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1416 George St., Rosenberg, TX 77471

September

  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 2833 FM 2672, Schulenburg, TX 78956
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 E. Bell St., Fayetteville, TX 78940
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 400 E. Fifth St., Hallettsville, TX 77964
  • St. Wenceslaus, FM Road 155, La Grange, TX 78945
  • Immaculate Conception Church Bazaar, 608 Fifth St., Sealy, TX 77474
  • St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church, 304 W. Church St., El Campo, TX 77437

October

  • Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 936 FM 2436, La Grange, TX 78945
  • St. Roch Catholic Church, 1600 Frelsburg Rd., Alleyton, TX 78935
  • St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1602 Bowie St., Columbus, TX 78934
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 580 E. Pearl St., La Grange, TX 78945

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EAT

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SHOP

SHOP

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STAY

STAY

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FUN

FUN

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Events Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

There’s always something going on in Columbus.