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Downtown Days start on the Square Friday

Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2021, is the time for Columbia's annual Downtown Days Festival.

Booths open at 4:30pmCT Friday evening. The festival features a food court, arts and crafts vendors, antique tractor show, car show, live entertainment, kids' games and train rides, beauty pageants and a free Darryl Worley concert on Saturday evening.

Downtown Days Schedule for Friday, October 8, 2021
  • NoonCT: Public Square closed to vehicular traffic for vendor setup
  • 4:30pmCT: Vendor Booths Open
  • 5pmCT: Kiddie Train Rides
  • 6pmCT: Cumberland Thunder - Gospel, on the Main Stage
  • 6pmCT: Columbia Baptist Church Corn Hole Tournament, Public Square
  • 7pmCT: Hot Mic & Bright Lights Entertainment - Karaoke, Main Stage

Downtown Days Schedule for Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • 7amCT to 10amCT: Pancake Breakfast, Fellowship Hall, Columbia Baptist Church
  • 8amCT: Downtown Days Classic Car Show Registration, Adair Co. Judicial Center Parking Lot
  • 8amCT to 3pmCT: First Annual Antique Tractor, Garden Tractor & Pedal Tractor Exhibition, 200 Burkesville Street (in front of Save-A-Lot)
  • 8:30amCT: Vendor Booths Open
  • 9amCT to 2pmCT: Downtown Days Classic Car Show, Adair Co. Judicial Center parking lot
  • 9amCT: Adair Co. Beauty Pageant Registration, Main Stage
  • 10amCT: Beauty Pageant, Main Stage
  • 11amCT to 4pmCT: Face Painting by ACHS Cheerleaders, Public Square
  • 11amCT: Kickin' Kids Demonstration, Public Square
  • NoonCT-1pmCT: Colton Kise (Country), Main Stage
  • 1pmCT: Damon's CTA, Public Square
  • 2pmCT to 3pmCT: Jason Wooten The Balloon Guy (free), Public Square
  • 4pmCT: Maggie Cox-K Country Showdown Winner, Main Stage
  • 5pmCT: Tyrone Dunn & Kin-Foke, Main Stage
  • 7pmCT: Darryl Worley - FREE Concert (Country), Main Stage

The Farmers Market reminds everyone that Saturday morning they will be closed to make room for the car show in their location. They'll be back next week for three more Saturdays this season.

For more details about Downtown Days, email

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Last vehicles around the Square before closure

2021-10-08 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
At a few minutes before noon the last vehicles raced around the Public Square in Columbia just as CPD vehicles and Columbia Utilities trucks were getting in place to block traffic and to set up waste disposal containers. Downtown Days kick off at 4:30pm this evening.

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Roads rerouted around the Public Square in Columbia

2021-10-08 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
At noon Columbia Police Department officers set up at four points around the Courthouse Square to reroute traffic and allow plenty of space for food court, booths and walking tonight and tomorrow for the annual Downtown Days festival.
- Coming toward the Square from Burkesville Street, prepare to turn left or right on Fortune Street.
- Coming in from Jamestown Street, prepare to turn left or right on Reed Street.
- Coming in from Campbellsville Street, prepare to turn left on Reed or right on Merchant.
- Coming in from Greensburg Street, prepare to turn left or right on High Street.

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