Poison Oak Show - Columbia, CA
Back in the early 1980's, when I was publishing Tar and Feather
(Tuolumne County's least influential publication), I put together a Poison
Oak Show to honor Tuolumne County's major crop. Held at the St. Charles
saloon in Columbia State Park, the show was a rousing success.
The Poison Oak Show continues to this day. It is still held in September,
when poison oak leaves display their fall color. (That fall color is prettier
than the colors on this page.) Prizes are still given in such categories
as best arrangement and best potted bonsai poison oak plant.
In other words, it's still a lot of fun and worth a visit to Columbia.
And - I have nothing to do with it today, and haven't since 1983.
I still get inquiries from the media and others about the Poison Oak Show,
even though I turned over the rights to it to the St. Charles Saloon and
Columbia Chamber of Commerce after the first event.
If you are interested in the current Poison Oak Show, please contact the
St. Charles Saloon (209.533.4656) or, I suppose, the Columbia Chamber of
Thank you. Gary Aufdenspring
To find out more about the St. Charles and Columbia, visit these web pages:
St. Charles Saloon
Saloon - history
E-mail Gary Aufdenspring
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