Down to a Fine Art


Down to a Fine ArtThe timing might be different, but Art in the Park Fall Fest should feel reassuringly familiar to local fine and performing arts lovers.

Usually held in the spring, the annual Art in the Park got rained out after about an hour in May. It’s back with a fall twist, however, and many of the same local and regional fine arts vendors that set up booths at the previous event are expected to return this month.

In addition to vendors’ booths, the event will feature entertainment by local performing arts groups throughout the day, a sidewalk chalk contest and children’s activities. Food vendors include Chick-fil-A and Big D’s BBQ. 

“If Fall Fest goes well, we could have the event two times a year,” says Regina Brejda, Columbia County Arts Inc. president.

Columbia County Ballet will kick of the entertainment with a fall-themed performance. Other performers will include Musical Theatre Workshops, VOCE, Suzuki Strings of Augusta, Patrick Duncan, Denise Mundy, Harmony River Chorus, Augusta Youth Dance, Kane & Co. Dance Productions and Augusta Junior Players. 

Attendees can explore their creative talents by tie-dying T-shirts or entering the popular sidewalk chalk contest. The sidewalk chalk contest features competitions between local public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Individuals also can compete in a separate contest for a $20 registration fee, which includes chalk. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each category.

In addition, Brejda says, “Nonprofit art organizations will be awarded their grant checks at the closing ceremony of the event.”

If You Go: 

What: Art in the Park Fall Fest

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14

Where: Columbia County Library Amphitheatre

How Much: Free admission; food and beverage vendors will be on site

More Info:;; Regina Brejda, (706) 267-6724 or Jillian Decker, (706) 730-5273