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62nd Louisiana Art and Folk Festival will be held October 8 2016 in downtown Columbia.  This year there will be an Antique Car Show at the Festival.  There will be an art exhibit at the Schepis Museum,  a Folkways area with woodstove cooking, quilting and a variety of other demonstrations.  Arts and Crafts, a Children's area with a petting zoo and food booths.  For vendor information contact 318-649-0726 or go the the La Art and Folk Festival listing on this page for the application..

"Witch-Way-to-Main" will be held in historic downtown Columbia from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on  October To be announced, 2016.  This event will include a Costume Contest, games, Cake Walk and treats for the children.  For more information call 318-649-2138.

BBQ and Blues on the Ouachita  features a BBQ contest with samples and Blues music. This event  date is November 5, 2016.  For more information contact 318-649-2138.   

Caldwell Country Christmas Parade & Fireworks December 3, 2016.  The parade will roll at 6:30 through downtown Columbia.  Fireworks will immediately follow the parade and can be seen on the banks of the Ouachita River.  For more information contact 318-649-0726.

Mardi Gras on Main February 9,2016 5:30 till 7:00 p.m. on Main Street downtown Columbia.  A children's foot parade. decorated bicycles and wagons.  A King and Queen will be chosen to reign over the event.  For more information contact 318-649-2138.

Blend of the River (men's cook off) will be held April 23, 2016 in the 100 block of Main Street in front of the Schepis Museum.  Men from the area cook their specialties and have samples for all to enjoy.  This is a fundraiser for the Schepis Museum so there is a gate fee.  For more information contact 318-649-9931.

There is a Main Street Rummage Sale on Saturday to be announced 2016 bring your rummage items and set up tables, tents, chairs in the 200 block of Main Street in front of the Courthouse.  This is a fundraiser for the Main Street program and to book your space or for more information call the Main Street office 649-2138.   7:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m..