As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, Columbia, South Carolina, comes alive with a vibrant array of events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Whether you're a music enthusiast, a foodie, or simply looking for family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone in this charming Southern city. Here's a curated list of must-attend events happening in Columbia and surrounding areas this October.
1. Columbia Oktoberfest
Date: October 7, 2023
Location: Columbia Craft
Details: Kick off the month with a taste of Germany at the Columbia Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy live music, traditional German food, and of course, plenty of beer. This family-friendly event also features games and activities for kids.
2. South Carolina State Fair
Dates: October 11 - 22, 2023
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Details: Don't miss the iconic South Carolina State Fair, where you can experience thrilling rides, indulge in delicious fair food, and catch live entertainment. Be sure to check the schedule for special concerts and events throughout the fair's duration.
3. WECO Oktoberfest At WECO Bottle & Biergarten
Date: October 13-15, 2023
Location: WECO Bottle & Biergarten
Details: This three-day event features beer, food trucks and its pup friendly making it the perfect opportunity to for a picnic with the pups and a brew.
4. Cayce Fall Fest
Date: October 7-12, 2023
Location: 1800 12th Street Granby Gardens Park
Details: Just a short drive or walk across the bridge from Columbia, the South Carolina Cayce Fall Fest in Cayce is a delightful way to spend a fall day. Enjoy local food vendors, live music, arts and crafts vendors, kids area, inflatables and more. Free to the public
5. Barkin Boots BBQ
Date: October 7, 2023
Location: Pets Inc 300 Orchard Dr. West Cola., SC
Details: Get into the Halloween spirit with your local rescue shelter. They will have live music from Noel Lindler & The Bank Walkers, pulled pork with fixins, beer and wine cash bar, silent auction, flying axe SC and a bounce house. The event starts at 6pm-10pm.
With so many exciting events happening in Columbia, South Carolina and surrounding cities, this October, you're sure to find something that piques your interest. Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, these events offer a great opportunity to enjoy the vibrant culture and community spirit of Columbia and surrounding areas.