Columbus celebrated its annual Oddtoberfest at the historic Fireman’s Park Pavilion Sept. 30.

The event was hosted by the Odd Fellows Tri-County Lodge No. 40. This year’s event featured live music, fun activities for children, ethnic food and beverages and, for the first time, a local artist and author fair in the pavilion’s lower level.

Couples and families danced the evening away with music from Carol & the Key Notes and the Tom Brusky Band. The artist and author fair featured several local presenters, including Brea Behn, Sherry Culhaney, Janice Ulrich and Suzanne Walcott, Natalie Derr, Julia Hoffman, Cindy Klein, Christine Keleny and more. Many different styles of art and writing were on display.

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