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Festivals in Columbia, SC.
Festivals, Family & Kids Festivals

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March 22 - 23, 2024

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(803) 406-2177
Sumter American Legion Post 15 Fairgrounds - Sumter, SC

The 12th Annual Scouts BSA BBQ Cookoff benefiting Scouts BSA is taking place on March 22 and 23, 2024 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds Agricultural Building, located at 700 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC. You can purchase tickets on our website. The cost of entry is $250 per team, with prizes as follows: $1,000.00 – First Place. $750.00 – Second Place. $500.00 – Third Place. $250.00 – Friday Night Wing Ding Winner. To register, complete the application form on our website and return it with your entry fee no later than March 15, 2024.

April 20, 2024

hsnasumtersc.com

(803) 406-2177
Sumter Memorial Park (Hampton Historic District) - Sumter, SC

Sumter ART IN THE PARK - Art and Craft Vendor Applications for Festivalnet members only $35 open until April 1st, 2024 (must be postmarked no later than April 1st)! Don't miss the Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association's (HSNA) annual ART in the PARK, the area's premier outdoor art show, on Saturday, April 20th, 20234 - It's FREE admission for all. There will be art and craft vendors, live entertainment – including musical artist Johnny Hilton and Friends, food, beverages, and FREE children's art and craft activities throughout the day & this year Green Vendors (Earth Day educational demonstrations). Family Fun for EVERYONE!

May 23 - 25, 2024

catfishfeastival.org

(864) 344-2660
Catfish Feastival - Ware Shoals, SC

Why do we call it a feastival? Because we eat our way through it! The Catfish Feastival is a family friendly event!

December 6 - 8, 2024

madeinthesouthshows.com

This is a VIP Promoter
(704) 847-9480
Exchange Park - Ladson, SC

Creativity abounds as hundreds of artists and craftsmen gather to demonstrate and sell their work. Get a head start on your gift list and enjoy the Christmas shopping experience of the season.

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Events in Columbia, SC — upcoming

March 1 - 3, 2024

Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival - SC

South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

A Craft Show organized by Gilmore Shows.
This South Carolina Craft Show will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $1 - $8.
March 8 - 10, 2024

Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

A Home and Garden Show organized by BIA of Central SC.
This South Carolina Home and Garden Show will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and fine craft exhibitors, and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. This event will also include: educational seminars, giveaways, beer garden.
March 16, 2024

House Music Day Dance

Red Rooster Sports Bar, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/19/2024

A Festival Concert organized by The Columbia House Music Project.
This South Carolina Festival Concert will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and National talent and the hours will be Sat 5pm-12 midnight.
March 16, 2024

Saint Pat's in Five Points

Five Point Area, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 10/24/2023

A Festival organized by Five Points Association.
This South Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 5 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 7:30am-7pm. Admission tickets are $25 - $95. This event will also include: parade, carnival.
March 23, 2024

Columbia Model Train Show - March

Jamil Shrine Club, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 8/15/2023

A Trade Show organized by South Carolina Trade Shows.
This South Carolina Trade Show will have antique/collectibles and commercial/retail exhibitors, and 1 food booth. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include plenty of trains for the public to operate.
March 22 - 24, 2024

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/16/2024

A Trade Show organized by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
This South Carolina Trade Show will have commercial/retail, fine art and homegrown products exhibitors, and 12 food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $19. This event will also include: hunting, fishing, sports and outdoor activities/displays, seminars.
Midlands KidsFest & Camp Fair
March 2024 (dates not updated)

Midlands KidsFest & Camp Fair

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Visitor Bureau, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 3/16/2023

A Trade Show organized by Touch of Magic Events.
This South Carolina Trade Show will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths.
April 6 - 7, 2024

Columbia International Festival

South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/2/2024

A Festival organized by Columbia International Festival.
This South Carolina Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and National talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-7pm. Admission tickets are $21 - $7. This event will also include: parade of nations, fashion shows (adult & children), cultural dances, national exhibits.
April 27, 2024

Columbia Wave Fest

First Choice Select Health, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 10/10/2023

A Family & Kids Festival organized by Federation of Families of South Carolina.
This South Carolina Family & Kids Festival will have corp./information exhibitors and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-2pm. This event will also include: entertainment, vendors, kids' zone.
May 4, 2024

Rosewood Crawfish Festival

SC State Fair Grounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 2/12/2024

A Festival organized by Rosewood Merchants Association.
This South Carolina Festival will have crafts exhibitors and 25 food booths. There will be 3 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-7pm. Admission tickets are $10 - $15. This event will also include: artist village, l'il crawdaddy carvinal, 5k crawdaddy dash.
May 4 - 5, 2024

Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Jamil Temple, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 2/12/2024

A Pet-themed Event organized by Herpetorama, Inc Dba Repticon.
This South Carolina Pet-themed Event will have commercial/retail exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $6 - $15.
Columbia Black Expo
May 18, 2024

Columbia Black Expo

SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 2/20/2024

A Trade Show-Conference organized by Black Pages USA.
This South Carolina Trade Show-Conference will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $tba. This event will also include educational seminars.
South Carolina Carnival
June 2024 (dates not updated)

South Carolina Carnival

Downtown Columbia (1800 block of Main Street), Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 3/9/2023

A Festival organized by South Carolina Carnival.
This South Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 13 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-8pm. This event will also include: parade, games, kids area.
Columbia's Shrimp & Grits Fest
June 2024 (dates not updated)

Columbia's Shrimp & Grits Fest

Seawell's, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 4/1/2023

A Food Festival organized by Columbia Food Tours, LLC.
This South Carolina Food Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 6pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $25 - $45.
July 27 - 28, 2024

Spiritual Fusions Psychic Arts Expo - Columbia

Columbia Metropolitan Conference Center, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/12/2024

A Festival organized by Spiritual Fusions Psychic & Holistic Events.
This South Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $9. This event will also include: henna, aura photos, psychics, healers, artisians.
House Music at State House
August 2024 (dates not updated)

House Music at State House

South Carolina State House, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 8/8/2023

A Music Festival organized by The Columbia House Music Project.
This South Carolina Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and National talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-9pm. This event will also include back2school donation drive.
Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Jamil Temple, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 5/10/2023

A Pet-themed Event organized by Herpetorama, Inc Dba Repticon.
This South Carolina Pet-themed Event will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $6 - $15.
Jubilee: Festival of Heritage
September 2024 (dates not updated)

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

Mann-Simons Site, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 7/10/2023

A Festival organized by Historic Columbia.
This South Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-6am.
City Beat! Outdoor House Music Festival
October 2024 (dates not updated)

City Beat! Outdoor House Music Festival

Koger Center For The Arts, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 8/26/2023

A Festival organized by The Columbia House Music Project.
This South Carolina Festival will have no exhibit booths and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-7pm.
Columbia Model Train Show - October
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Columbia Model Train Show - October

Jamil Temple, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 8/15/2023

An Antiques Collectibles Show organized by South Carolina Trade Shows.
This South Carolina Antiques Collectibles Show will have antique/collectibles and commercial/retail exhibitors, and 1 food booth. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: model trains of all gauges, plenty of trains to run and thomas the train.
October 9 - 20, 2024

South Carolina State Fair

SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 11/17/2023

A State Fair organized by South Carolina State Fair.
This South Carolina State Fair will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 4 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 12pm-9am. Admission tickets are $10 - $20. This event will also include: agricultural, rides, games, demos, contests, exhibits.
Boo at the Zoo
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Boo at the Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 8/28/2023

A Family & Kids Festival organized by Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
This South Carolina Family & Kids Festival will have corp./information exhibitors and no food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be All Days 6pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $12 - $14.
November 8 - 10, 2024

Craftsmens' Christmas Classic Art & Craft Show

South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 1/13/2023

A Craft Show organized by Gilmore Shows.
This South Carolina Craft Show will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 4 food booths. Admission tickets are $1 - $9.
Veterans Day Parade
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Veterans Day Parade

Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

Status: Updated 11/7/2023

A Parade organized by Columbia Parks and Recreation - SC.
This South Carolina Parade will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 11am-1pm.