Polk County Tailgate Market 

Columbus, North Carolina 

The Polk County Tailgate Market is held on Saturday mornings from 8am until 11:30am on Courthouse Street in downtown Columbus, NC. Parking is available nearby on Ward Street. The Market provides a place for local growers and craftspeople to market their goods to area residents. Because it is a tailgate market, everybody goes home when it rains. 

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Available produce and products -  for Saturday, November 8, 2008:

Al and Char Boehm, Hawk Hill Farm

Local raw honey and bee pollen, organic muscadine wine vinegar,

0rganically-grown jalapeno and cayenne peppers, and red, orange, and green bell peppers

Adawehi Healing Center

Swiss chard, lettuce, onions, garlic, shallots, dried rosemary, granola,

baked protein bars, and etched teakwood plates

Charlotte and Bob Gardner, Gardner's Delights

 Organic peppers, herbal vinegars, potpourri, and plants for home and garden

 Burley Flynn

Plants and shrubs for home and garden,  folk art woodcarvings, 

walking sticks, birdhouses, special orders

Linda Karcanes, Linda's Simply Homemade

Please contact Linda at 828-894-5727 to place your orders. 

Taking orders now for Thanksgiving and Christmas for cookies, cakes and pies.

 Walter Hoover, Charles Street Garden

 Japanese irises, blue and yellow flag irises

 Lewis Williams

 Fresh cut sunflowers

Ed Camp

 Gardenias, leyland cypresses, garden plants, birdhouses

The Tailgate Market also features local crafts, including:

 Shawna and Wally Hughes, Earthworm Soap Company

Handmade soaps from all-natural ingredients

Jack Landolt

Handcrafted wooden furniture and gifts; plant stands, wine coolers, games, and birdhouses


Hand-knitted baby blankets and caps, afghans, hand-decorated towels, 

crocheted items, and made-to-order items

Ernie Kan

 Hand-sewn potholders, towels, aprons (child and adult), wood-burnt wooden plaques

Fred Gerdes, Sunshine Custom Birdworks

Bird nesting houses made to order for birds of all sizes from chickadee to great horned owl,

several styles of feeders, including squirrel-proof designs; installation available  

Bill Cross

Wood crafts: birds, toys, decoys, wishing wells, scarecrows, outhouses

Linda Wulff, Unique Ceramic Items

Specializing in "Candlevisions," ceramic plaques with sayings, birds on a stick, 

and leaf soap/spoonrest dishes

Other items usually at the Market:

Baked goods, coffee, jams and jellies, wooden walking sticks,   

wooden plaques, and birdhouses