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Magnolia Days Festival Combines History, Charm, & Fun Into One Awesome Event

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On May 18 and 19, Columbus, Texas is hosting the 2018 Magnolia Days Festival on the Courthouse Square. In the shade of both oak and magnolia trees that are at least a century old, the Magnolia Days Festival offers family fun for those of all ages, including historic charm, food and beverage stands, a wine garden and Biergarten, live entertainment, and a Family Fun Zone. While you’re there, get your picture taken with the Magnolia Belles, shop the Farmers Market and Vendor Marketplace, and try some tasty treats ranging from filling lunch/dinner options, and end your day with sweet dessert.

1. Magnolia Belles

Magnolia Days Festival Combines History, Charm, & Fun Into One

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The Magnolia Belles are chosen each year for the Columbus Magnolia Days Festival. Ambassadors of the event and the town, they represent all the brains, charm, and poise that a true southern belle would generally have, and they exemplify the utmost in Texas state pride.

2. Family Fun Zone

Magnolia Days Festival Combines History, Charm, & Fun Into One

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The Family Fun Zone at the Magnolia Days Festival in Columbus features a variety of fun things for children of all ages. While visiting the festival, kids can see and pet animals up close and experience a Texas spring day exploring games and activities.

3. The History

Magnolia Days Festival Combines History, Charm, & Fun Into One

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Take a step back in time at the Magnolia Days Festival in Columbus, touring many of the town’s historic homes and learning about the history of this charming part of Texas. Follow that up with a cold drink, some free concerts, and time with the family in the city of “live oaks and live folks!”