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Columbia Harvest Festival set for this weekend
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COLUMBIA — The 27th annual Harvest Festival will be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9.  Columbia will be decorated for the harvest season and vendors line Main Street displaying their handmade arts and crafts for sale, including jewelry, pottery, apparel, home decor, wood furniture, and many others.

This old-fashioned free festival on the shady streets of Columbia is for all ages. Some features of the event include local musicians performing in the gazebo, face painting and games for the kids, miniature horses from the Itsy Bitsy Ranch, cat adoptions from Sonora Cat Rescue, vendor demonstrations of jewelry making and woodworking plus weaving and spinning by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners Guild.

Visit the giant pumpkin on display near the Blacksmith Shop and pick out your own pumpkin for Halloween.  For this year’s event, additional attractions have been added to make your day/evening in Columbia memorable.  Beginning at 4 p.m., the Columbia Chamber is hosting a tri-tip dinner for $9 a plate.  The acclaimed folk/blues/rock band “Country Trash” is performing in the gazebo, along with other musicians from 5 to 7 p.m.

Also, join in the fun at the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at Bart’s Black Skillet beginning at 5 p.m.  Buy-in is $30.

For more information, call 209-536-1672 or visit