From the crisp leaves on the downtown square, to the fall scents lingering in and out of shops, to the historic and spooky events... it is one of the absolute best times of the year. Let us walk you through all things and events in Columbia this fall!


Whispers from the Past

 Rippavilla 2020 Whispers from the Past

September 19 & October 16

Enjoy the history behind Rippavilla and be spooked with a night of paranormal investigation. 

Sunset Music Series

Sunset Music Series at Natchez Hills Vineyard

September 19 & 26

Emerge yourself in a night full of music with wine, music and all things fall at Natchez Hills Vineyard.

Date Night at the Farm

Date Night in the Farm at Liberty Grace Farm

September 19 & 26

What a better way to kickoff fall than with a date night? Rather it is with your significant other, best friend or family – enjoy the live music, wine, corn hole and fall inspired Charcuterie Board dinner and dessert!

Mid-South Live Steamers

Mid-South Live Steamers Fall Meet at Maury County Park

September 23-26

Train rides while viewing the fall trees at Maury County Park? Yes please!

Cars & Coffee

Columbia Cars & Coffee at Columbia Motor Alley

September 19 & October 17

An all-time community favorite – Cars & Coffee! We’ve got the coffee; you bring the cars.

Oktoberfest 2020

Oktoberfest at Row & Co.

September 25

Can you even have fall without an Oktoberfest? Join in on the First Annual Oktoberfest in the Columbia Arts District! Sample craft beers from 15 local brewers, enjoy live German music and food from several local food trucks, including some German flair. Your ticket will include a wristband and a sample beer mug for tasting all the Craft Brews. All proceeds will benefit Room in the Inn, a Columbia, Tn non-profit that offers shelter and support to women and children experiencing homelessness.

Baxter's Mercantile Witches Night Out

Baxter's Mercantile Witches Night Out 

October 2

Witches, oh my! Join Baxter’s Mercantile  for Witches Night Out on October 2nd from 5pm-8pm! Dress as your favorite witch and bring your dog dressed in their favorite costume for a chance to win the dog costume contest. There will be snacks for the humans & Halloween cake for the pups! 

Candlelight Tour

Candlelight Tour at the The Athenaeum 

October 2

See the Historic Athenaeum by the light of only candle on this one night only tour. Costumed guides will escort you through the home revealing macabre history and haunting tales. $5 per person to benefit the continued restoration of The Athenaeum. 

Heart to Plate

Hearth to Plate

October 17

Join the President James K. Polk Home and Museum for "Hearth to Plate" as Chef Paul Jensen creates historically-inspired dishes using the Polk Home's period kitchen hearth! There will be small plates, hearth cooking demonstration, live music, and drinks. Plus, enjoy a locally-crafted ale by Bad Idea Brewery, brewed just for this event from a 19th century recipe.

Scarecrows at The Polk

Scarecrows at the Polk at James K. Polk Home and Museum

October 17-30

The President James K. Polk Home & Museum wants to see your best Scarecrow! Bring your family, church, class, school, troop, or any other group to create an original scarecrow for Scarecrows at the Polk! All entries will be displayed from October 17th through 31st with special events to be scheduled throughout. Get creative and have fun! For details contact

Downtown Ghost Tours

Downtown Ghost Tour at Maury County Courthouse

Every Friday & Saturday in October

Get spooked on the downtown square! This 11th year fall tradition in Downtown Columbia is something you must experience. Let your guides will walk you to several locations downtown sharing history and eerie tales!

Ghosts of Greenwood

Ghosts of Greenwood at Greenwood Ceremony

October 23

The James K. Polk Home and Museum along with the Watershed Public Theater present the first Ghosts of Greenwood Tour! Submerge yourself in history as Columbians of the past “come to life” at their gravesites to act out ghost stories of the past in Greenwood Cemetery.

Stay tuned for all things fall in November!