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.
Along with our vendors on the Square, many of our Downtown merchants will be open for business as well. Whether you’re searching for something new to wear or a special antique to add to your collection, you never know what you might find during the Magnolia Days Festival. It’s a shopper’s paradise!
During the 2022 Magnolia Days Festival, guests may take a self-guided walking tour or guided trolley tour to view many of Columbus’ historic properties. Trolley tours will depart at the top of the hour starting at 2:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. Some of the properties on the tour include:
- 1886 Stafford Opera House
- Dilue Rose Harris House Museum
- Alley Log Cabin
- The Antique Tool Museum
- Santa Claus Museum (featured on The Texas Bucket List and YOLO TX)
- The Carriage Step
- Colorado County Courthouse
*Guests will not be allowed access inside private homes.
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. The Biergarten is sponsored by Five Oak Construction.
For wine lovers, we will have wineries on site offering 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 sites on tour. They are ambassadors of goodwill for the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust and the City of Columbus.
The 2022 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 20. A second presentation will be held on the Courthouse Square at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. The Belles will visit the sites on tour on Saturday 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!
- Train Rides
- Petting Zoo
- Characters on the Square
- Laser Tag
- Mechanical Bull
- Dunking Booth
- Bounce Houses
- Inflatable Games
- Carnival Games
Whether you’re craving something sweet, salty, chocolatey, or crunchy, you’ll find something satisfying at the Magnolia Days Festival. We’ve got all of your festival favorites…from BBQ to burgers and cotton candy to crawfish. Plus, our vendors will be serving up a few out-of-the-ordinary dishes to tempt your taste buds. Bring your appetite and your stretchy pants! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the 2022 food vendors:
- The Good Eats Stop
- Georgia Mae’s
- Chef Raoul Cajun
- Columbus Lions Club
- Jessica’s Express
- Mencha’s Kitchen
- R&R Shaved Ice
- Southern Sip & More
- 3 Watkins BBQ
The Magnolia Days Festival, in conjunction with the Live Oak Art Center, is hosting a photo contest celebrating the historical sites around Columbus. A gallery exhibit of all entries will be exhibited at LOAC during the festival.
- Submitted photos must be of a historical marker, building, or another site with historical significance within the city limits
- All ages welcome
- $500 in cash prizes
- $10 entry fee (up to 3 submissions)
- Deadline for entry and submission drop off is May 14
For more information or to enter the contest, click here.
Listen to the peaceful clip-clop of hooves as you ride through the streets in an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon. Sip sweet tea as you roll by, waving to the children playing underneath the magnolia trees on the Courthouse Square. Soak in the beauty of Columbus from a different perspective.
Horse & Wagon Rides will be available on Friday, May 20 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 2-7 p..m. Tickets may be purchased for a small fee throughout the festival.
Rev your engines and shine your tires…a bevy of classic and custom beauties will be cruising into town for the Magnolia Days Festival Car Show! Held on Saturday, May 21, the vehicles on display will definitely be a sight to see!
Entry is open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and custom-modified vehicles. Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m. and judging will begin at 12 p.m. Awards in multiple categories will be presented at 3 p.m.
The Magnolia Days Festival is a community event steeped in years of tradition. We rely on grants, donations, sponsorships, and volunteers to make it happen year after year. We appreciate any and all donations to help make this event a continued success for Columbus.
To support the Magnolia Days Festival, please click below.