COLUMBIA — The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is busy organizing its 29th annual Harvest Festifall, to be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Approximately 50 vendor booths will be set up in the park decorated for the harvest season. Artisans in period costume will display their handmade crafts for sale, including jewelry, pottery, apparel, home décor, wood furniture and many others.
This old-fashioned festival on the shady streets of Columbia is for all ages, and admission is free. Local musicians perform in the gazebo, and dancers on the street; and there are activities for the children, who can have their faces painted and search for the perfect Halloween pumpkin, and perhaps find a kitten to adopt from the Sonora Cat Rescue booth. Many vendors will demonstrate how their crafts are made, including members of the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners Guild who delight in teaching the art of spinning and weaving to folks.
For more information about this event sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, call 209-536-1672 or visit columbiacalifornia.com.