2013 Market Street 5K Run
Race starts at 8:00 am at the Riverwalk on Saturday, May 4th. Sponsored by Physicians & Surgeons Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Triangle Federal Credit Union, Kroger, The Columbus Running Club & The Fitness Factor. For more information contact Main Street Columbus office at 662.328.6305.
Activity Token Sales
Located in the Kids Korner. Run by volunteers of the Columbus Kiwanis Club. Purchse your tokens here for all activities! Sorry for any delay in purchasing tokens at the 2013 festival, due to increasing popularity of the children's area, we will have an expanded Children's Area in 2014 & plenty more tokens!
Baptist Memorial Hospital First Aid & Health Booth
Basic first aid supplies and needs; CPR & Auto Pulse demonstrations, free educational information on heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and other medical conditions. Free!
Buddy the Beaver
Water Safety display hosted by the Army Corp of Engineers.
A jumper is first centered on an inflatable trampoline mattress, and secured in a custom adjustable harness by a trained operator, then the combination of a lifting device and elastic loops (bungees) allows the participant to jump in the air while safely bouncing off of the inflatable trampoline. He or she need not worry at all when jumping or flipping. This is much safer than jumping on a regular trampoline as the participant is jumping within a controlled environment!
Located in the Children's Area - 6 tokens
Car & Motorcycle Show - LOCATED ON 5TH STREET NORTH
Join the Main Street Wheels and Cycles on Saturday, May 4, for a day of food, fun and entertainment! Bring your dirt track, street rod, drag racer, antique and custom cars, pick-ups, bikes & motorcycles and be a part of the festival. There is no registration fee this year but space is limited so please pre-register. The first 25 participants who pre-register will receive a FREE 2013 Market Street Festival t-shirt. Please fill out, detach and mail the following registration form to: Market Street Festival, Attn: Car & Motorcycle Show, P.O. Box 1062, Columbus, MS 39703. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Chuck Cook at 327-3948.
Children's Performance Area
A day full of entertainment and door prizes. Everything from dancing, characters and live entertainment to an ice cream eating contest with local celebrities. The Children's Stage offers a day full of fun! Located on College Street by First United Methodist Church right by the Activities Arena & the Kids Korner!
Located in the Kid's Korner. Tokens required.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Diaper changing station located in the childrens area on College Street.
Located in the Kid's Korner. Tokens required.
Four County Electric Power Association
energy efficiency demonstrations and information.
Gyro Spin (Astronaut Trainer)
Located in the Children's Activity Area
Hands on Marketplace
A chance for children to learn from local Mississippi artists & local businesses including:
Paper making with Weyerhaeuser, Video Booth & Create your own Front Page by the Commercial Dispatch and Artist Demonstrations & Children’s Art Activities by Various Local Artists.
In-store Downtown Promotions
Don't forget about all the lovely shops of Downtown Columbus! Enjoy promotions, special guests and sales throughout the weekend.
Information & Festival Memoribilia Booth
Purchase your official 2013 Market Street Festival t-shirt (youth $15 and adult $15), ball cap ($15) and drink huggie ($1). Sales begin prior to the event at the Main Street Columbus office ( 107 5th Street North) on April 15th. Sponsored by Main Street Columbus and located at the intersection of 5th Street & Main Street.
View the 2013 Market Street Festival T-shirts!
View the 2013 Market Street Festival poster!
Jumpin' G's Inflatables
Located in the Kid's Korner off of College Street. Unlimited jumping with the purchase of a wristband or tokens required per visit.
Junior Firefighter Games
Fun activities teach kids about fire safety. Water demonstrations with real firefighter hoses! Proceeds benefit the Firefighter's Fund. Sponsored by the Columbus Fire Department. Tokens required.
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
Savor a pancake breakfast with neighbors. Saturday, May 5th from 7:00 until 10:30 am at St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Kiwanis Club.
$5 Per Person
Lost Parent & Children's Station
at the Lowndes County Sherriff’s Department Mobile Trailer – located at the West end of Main Street in front of the TN Williams Welcome Center. A meeting place for children and parents who have been separated during the festival.
Main Street Train Rides
If you park near the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market located at 2nd Avenue & 2nd Street North, Black Prairie Tractor can give you a ride to the festival on the Main Street Train.
Market Street Festival Juried Arts Exhibit
Featuring Over a Dozen Local & Regional Artists
Entries into the Market Street Juried Art Exhibit has been extended til April 3rd at 5pm.
Inside the Rosenzweig Arts Center
Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Columbus Arts Council & Main Street Columbus
The Columbus Arts Council would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Market Street Juried Art Exhibit. Cash prizes were awarded in the following categories:
First in Painting/Drawing: “Roadside Beauty” by Angela Jones
Second in Painting/Drawing: “Lobsters and Lemons” by Deborah Mansfield
First in 3D Art: “Bershith- In the Beginning” by Patti Johnson
Second in 3D Art: “The Poppie” by Bonita Cantrell
First in Photography: “Church of the Holy Sepulcher” by Leroy McCarty
Second in Photography: “Dancer in a Ray of Light” by Erin Norman
People’s Choice: “Willie King” by Karen Sergent
Best in Show: “Color Before the Storm” by Leroy McCarty
Friendly for all ages $5.
Located in the Children's Activity Area.
Market Street would not be complete without Mother Goose, a local favorite! She will be strolling throughout with her songs and stories the festival mainly in the Children's Area.
Painted Privies Contest - 2nd Year!
A Call to Artists – “Painted Privies” Contest
Partnership between Columbus Arts Council, Main Street Columbus & RDI.
Show off your artistic skills!
ALL Painted Privies will be on display at Market Street Festival! “The People’s Choice Painted Privy” Artist or group of Artists will be awarded a $500 cash prize compliments of RDI.
Contest is open to both professional and amateur artists! Sign up as an individual, business, group or organization!
Congratulations to the MS/AL Group for winning the 2012 contest with their Painted Privy, "Historic Possum Town"! Here is what Terry Jones has to say about winning;
"We got the idea for a historic Columbus from Danny "Redd" Harrison. Rita Faye Jordon
and I teamed up and started working on Saturday, a week before Market
Street Festival. We would come to the Farmer's Market everyday around 4 pm
from Severstal Steel Mill, where I work as Chef Manager of Severstal
Cafe. We would work until dark then quit because I have to get up
every morning at 3 am getting ready for work. By Thursday we were
running behind schedule. Brother Larry Jones, nephews Edward Jones &
Cody Jones, friends Tiffany Short and Rachel Harrison all jumped in
and helped complete project on time! In a nut shell, we all came
together to have fun and didn't have expectations of winning because
none of us have a history of painting. The other entries were
wonderful but I'm glad we won and it is awesome! We are grateful to
everyone that voted for "Historic Possum Town! We couldn't have done it
without the public's input."
Rock Climbing Wall
Tractor & Equipment Display
Check out the latest tractor and lawn mower technology. Sponsored by Black Prairie Tractor & Equipment. Next to the Welcome Center.
Located in the Kid's Area. Tokens required.
Located in the Children's Activity Area
Triangle Federal Credit Union Booth
Providing information on credit union membership and products. Give-away balloons, pens, hand sanitizers, tote bags and koozies.
Video Game Trailer
FOUR widescreen high-def TVs cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action with speakers in front and back. Air conditioned! Located in Kids Korner. Tokens required.
Walk On Water Balloons
6 foot inflatable plastic ball that allows you to walk, run, lie or crawl on water without getting wet! Tokens required.
WCBI "Crank It Up" Car Giveaway
Take your chances to win a car to be given away on the WCBI Stage located on 5th Street South. Visit www.wcbi.com for more car giveaway details!
provided by Columbus Nissan and customized by Audio Advantage, Bob's Paint &
Auto Body and Miller's OK Tire. Registration is going on now through April
27th at the businesses listed above.
Car giveaway is from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 5th.
Zumba in the Streets with the Y
Join Zumba instructors from the Columbus YMCA and get the fun started with the 3rd Annual "Zumba in the Streets with the Y" at Market Street Festival in front of the Acoustic Stage prior to the first music act on Saturday morning, May 4th. The event begins at 8:45 am. Contact the YMCA at 662.328.7696 for more information.