Things to See & Do
Treasure hunters are sure to find something wonderful in our Vendor Marketplace! Sweet smelling soaps and candles, beautiful handmade jewelry, fashionable clothes and accessories, special gifts for loved ones, and unique decorations for your home can all be found at the Magnolia Days Festival.
Stop by the Square on Saturday morning and visit the Farmers Market, open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Local farmers will be selling fruits and veggies, flowers and plants, handmade food items, and much more!
During the Magnolia Days Festival, many of Columbus’ historic homes will be open to the public for free tours from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Homes open for viewing include:
- Dilue Rose Harris House Museum
- Alley Log Cabin
- Santa Claus Museum (featured on The Texas Bucket List)
- The Carriage Step
Full list coming soon!
Keep your cool under the shade of 100 year-old live oak and magnolia trees with an ice cold beer in our Biergarten. Along with many of the much loved domestic beers, the Magnolia Days Festival will feature unique craft brews from Texas breweries.
For wine lovers, our Wine Garden boasts a wide selection of delicious reds, whites, and rosés sure to please your palette. So no matter what vino you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered!
The Magnolia Belles are an important part of the Magnolia Days Festival. They add a touch of Southern grace and antebellum nostalgia to the festival and the historic homes on tour. They are ambassadors of goodwill for the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust and the City of Columbus.
The 2019 Magnolia Belles will be presented to the public in the Grand Hall of the Stafford Opera House at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17. A second presentation will be held on the Courthouse Square at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Admission to both presentations is free. After the Saturday presentation, the Belles will visit the homes on tour from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Family Fun Zone!
- Trackless Train Rides
- Carriage Rides
- Petting Zoo
- Pony Rides
- Bounce Houses
- Trampoline Bounce
- 4-in-1 Sports Throw
- Houston Rocket
- Kids Carnival Games
Tickets for Family Fun Zone activities may be purchased at the festival for a small fee.
Whether you’re craving something sweet, salty, chocolatey, or crunchy, you’ll find something satisfying at the Magnolia Days Festival. We’ve got all the standard festival favorites…from kettle corn and sno cones to cotton candy and funnel cakes. Plus, we’ll have a few out of the ordinary things to tempt your taste buds. Bring your appetite and fill your belly!
Featured Food Vendors
- Columbus Lions Club Hamburgers
Full list coming soon!