Summer and Fall Events

Grab your planners and mark your calendars! Here’s just a couple of the amazing events going on in the next few months.

South Congaree Championship Rodeo: July 28-29

Spend a thrilling evening at the rodeo as world class cowboys & cowgirls compete! The family will have a blast with food vendors, a mechanical bull, and pony rides and inflatables for the grandkids. The arena is completely covered, so the rodeo will go on rain or shine! See for ticket prices.
South Congaree Horse Arena, 395 Oak Street | Rodeo 8 PM, Gates open 5:30 PM

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Enjoy a day of pampering at this free event specifically designed for the Midlands woman. Featuring dozens of vendors catering to women, massages, makeovers, facials, shopping, self-defense classes, door prizes, canvas painting classes, and more! Shop the Lularoe Multi-Consultant Sale & watch a fashion show. Gather your girlfriends and take a day to appreciate life as a Midlands woman!
10 AM – 3 PM | Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival: August 5

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Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival celebrates all aspects of locally grown food. Enjoy a free heirloom tomato tasting, live music on two stages, local food, a craft beer garden, tomato bobbing, and the highly anticipated Tasty Tomato Contest! Delicious festival food will feature local restaurants serving local food with a tomato theme.
1-7 PM | City Roots Urban Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd.

World’s Best Champagnes Dinner | Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Thursday, August 17

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This special dinner event at Ruth’s will feature bubbly from some of Moët Hennessy’s best Champagnes, including Chandon Brut, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart. Explore the versatility of Champagne and how it pairs with a variety of foods from the evening’s exquisite  menu. Reserve your spot now!
7pm | $115 Per Person (plus tax & gratuity) | 924-A Senate Street | 803.212.6666

Sustainable Midlands Farm Tour: September 9

0014_farmtour_DSC_9022Get a behind the scenes look at how several sustainable farms in Richland and Lexington counties produce the fresh, local produce we love! Participating farms include Carolina Bay, Fire Barrel Farm, The Winery at Mercer House, Up On Cedar Knoll, Leesville Aquaponics, Terra Kotta Farm, Meador Acres Chestnuts, Arnold Farm, and more. The whole family will be fascinated by farm practices such as aquaponics and rainwater harvesting. Get connected with local producers and support our growing farm community!
11 AM – 6 PM | Tickets $10 | Children Under 10 Free

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Clean your house and bring all your collectibles and treasures to sell at the Indoor Yard Sale! Set up your table the Friday before, between 4-7PM. On Saturday, be there at 6:30AM sharp to welcome all buyers and get to wheelin’ and dealin’! Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. From 7-11AM. Visit to get info on space, tables and fees.

Midlands Health & Wellness Expo: September 23

Bring the whole family to this free event focusing on health and wellness education. Features dozens of vendors, health screenings, fitness classes, demos, massages, self-defense classes, door prizes, fitness assessments, and even fun kid zones for the grandkids. Your local health and wellness community has so much to offer!
9 AM – 3 PM | Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia

Night Hike at Saluda Shoals Park: September 28

Enjoy a night hike along some of Saluda’s incredible trails! On this guided tour, you’ll learn all about the history of the park, interesting facts and more. Bring your flashlight and bug spray! Limited to the first 20 people. $5 per person.
From 9-10PM. 5605 Bush River Road. To register, call 213-2062.

Soggy Doggy Day: October 7

soggydoggydayEnjoy this special day with your canine friend at Saluda Splash when the season is over. A fenced in version of Splash Pad. Barking Lot Dog Park pass holders get in free! $3 per dog/ $5 parking fee.
From 10AM-2PM. Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd.

Congaree Bluegrass Festival: October 7-8congbluegrass

This year’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival has something for every member of the family! The festival features top-quality bluegrass bands, incredible festival food, square dancers, and cloggers. The grandkids will love the free children’s area with bouncy houses, carnival rides and tractor rides around the Historic Columbia Speedway. On Sunday, enjoy more great food and Gospel music.
Sat: 11 AM – 6:30 PM, Sun: 1 PM – 4 PM | Saturday tickets $10 (free for Cayce residents and kids 12 & under), Sunday tickets free for all | Historic Columbia Speedway (free parking!)

Antinori Wine Dinner | Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Sunday, October 15

Enjoy an evening of food, wine and fun at Ruth’s Chris! Venture through Italy via your palette with some of the Antinori family’s best Italian wines, from a floral Rosé to a rich Cabernet Sauvignon blend to an aromatic Vin Santo dessert wine, paired with unforgettable dishes from the night’s special menu. Reservations required.
6:30pm | $105 Per Person (plus tax & gratuity) | 924-A Senate Street | 803.212.6666 

Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market | Saturdays

Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market

Come and stock up on fresh local vegetables, eggs, herbs, beautiful plants, cheese, butter, peanut-butter, meats, honey, goat milk soap, baked goods, organic punch and much more! Also enjoy local artisans, crafts and entertainment at this community market, open every Saturday in the parking lot next to the Town Clock in downtown Winnsboro.
From 9am – 1pm. 100 N. Congress Street, Winnsboro | 803.369.1078

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