Columbus, North Carolina

Upcoming Events in Columbus North Carolina


3 Annual Day of Wine and Roses - Ashdown Roses & Green Creek Winery present the Annual Day of Wine & Roses. A day of wine, roses, food & music. Workshops & seminars on rose growing, wine tasting, winemaking & cooking with wine. Amazing displays of flowers. Games, vendors, fun and more.

From I-26:

From I-26 take exit 1 at Landrum S.C.
Travel north-east from the exit on Landrum Road (Hwy 14) for 5 miles.
Turn left on Gilbert Rd.
Green Creek Winery is 4/10 of a mile on the left at 413 Gilbert Rd.

Address: Green Creek Winery 413 Gilbert Road, Columbus, NC 28722 , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: (828)863-2182 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Columbus Fabulous Fourth - Annual Columbus Fabulous Fourth. All-day food, fun, crafts, a historical pageant, along with entertainment and special fireworks in the evening.

Ph: (828)894-8236 (Always call and confirm events)


28 Green Creek Heritage Festival - One of Polk County's biggest events celebrating our rural heritage. Antique car and truck show. Crafters and artisans. Bluegrass, country and gospel music all day long. Storytellers. Festival parade at 9:30 am. Always the Saturday after Labor Day. 9am - 3pm.

Door prizes all day. Farm animals for the kids to enjoy. Wagon rides. Award winning BBQ. Fireman's barrel roll competition. Farmer's Market for fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, honey, jelles, jams. Country store items for sale, tractor pull, plus hot dogs, lemonade, and ice cream.

In 2012, on Thursday, September 6th there will be 'The Edge of Polk Cross-Country 5k' and 'Poor Man's Supper from 5:30-8:30pm with registration beginning at 6:30 for race. These two events are all fund-raisers for the Green Creek Community Center.

Off Hwy 9, turn at Green Creek Fire Department onto Green Creek Road (only goes one way), go to top of the hill and stop

Green Creek Township, behind the Fire Department.

Address: Green Creek Community Center , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: 828-817-0194 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission and parking is free.

14 Grape Stomping Competition - Green Creek Winery presents the annual Grape Stomping Competition. An afternoon of wine, food, music, winery tours, good times and grape stomping. Games, vendors, fun, and more. First place winners go on to compete in the World Grape Stomping Championship in Santa Rosa, California. Expenses (airfare & lodging) paid by Green Creek Winery.

Address: Green Creek Winery 413 Gilbert Road , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: (828)863-2182 (Always call and confirm events)


25 Annual Columbus Farm Festival - Join us for the annual Columbus Farm Festival! It promises to be a day full of wonderful experiences that celebrate life in a farming community.

Visit the tailgate market and buy local fruit, vegetables, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods and more. Watch the kids as they show off their prize lambs in the 4-H Livestock Club competition. Feel the thrill of a Revolutionary War re-enactment with the Overmountain Men as they take us back to life in the late 1700s.

Crafters show off their wares and how to make them. Carriage ride tours through Columbus offer intriguing details on the history of the town. Various businesses and offices will have open house, including the Polk County History Museum. Shop with Columbus merchants and receive special offers. And of course, enjoy the music all day long.

Ph: 828-894-2281 (Always call and confirm events)

2 Town of Columbus Annual Columbus Day Celebration - A day of fun for the entire family. Live entertainment, a yester-year walk through historical demonstrations, The Western North Carolina Chili Cook-Off, vendors, attractions for the kids.

I-26 to exit 67 Tryon/Columbus. One mile east on Hwy 108.

Ph: (828)894-8236 (Always call and confirm events)


6 Little Mountain Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening - Pottery fresh from the kiln.

I-26 exit 67 Columbus/Tryon; take Hwy 108E towards Columbus; At light, turn right onto Walker St.; At stop sign, turn right onto Peniel Rd.; Drive 6 miles, look for studio sign on right.

Address: 6372 Peniel Road , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: (828)894-8091 (Always call and confirm events)


20 Columbus Christmas Parade - Parade route from Food Lion parking lot through downtown to Polk County High School.

Address: Food Lion Parking Lot , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: (828)894-8236 (Always call and confirm events)

20 A Tuba Christmas - These concerts were started back in the early "70s in New York at Rockefeller Center ice skating rink. About 300 musicians participated at that time. Since then, there are about 150 such concerts spread all over the United States. One of three NC concerts happens in Columbus. 70+ tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone horn players from NC, SC, Georgia, and Pennsylvania play Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with everyone singing along. Please arrive early to be guaranteed a seat! 1:00 PM.

Address: Polk County High School, Hwy 108, Columbus, NC , Columbus, North Carolina
Ph: (828)894-5850 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

4 Little Mountain Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening - Pottery fresh from the kiln.

Address: Little Mountain Pottery, 6372 Peniel Rd, Columbus, NC
6372 Peniel Road
Columbus, NC 28722 , Columbus, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

I-26 East Welcome Center

Located near the NC/SC border on I-26 at Mile Marker 68. Picnic tables, grills and vending machines; men, women and family restrooms; NC arts & crafts on display. Open 8am-5pm daily, except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Days Inn

Convenient location close to I-26 at exit #67, Tryon - Columbus. Centrally located with a view of the mountains.

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Polk County TDA

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