California Gold Rush Festival


Columbia Poison Oak Show

and Fiddle & Bango Festival September 28, 2019, Noon - 5 p.m.

Columbia State Historic Park
Hwy 49
Columbia, CA
(209) 536-1672

For more than 30 years the town of Columbia has celebrated poison oak. This event is like a traditional flower show, except all entries must include poison oak! Categories include: best arrangement of poison oak, most original poison oak dish (with recipe), best photograph of poison oak, best photograph of poison oak rash (or in person).

The Poison Oak Show is but one element of a very festival celebration that includes The Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, bango)! More than 40 musicians compete in categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin and miscellaneous. Entry fee to compete in each category is $12 and contestants sign up between 9 and 10:30 am. The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen.

There's also a chili cook-off for $5.

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