Who’s up for a Festival?

With spring comes festivals. We all love to get out and join in on the fun and excitement of local festivals. We have just a few of the 100's of festivals that will be coming to the midlands this spring and summer. If you know of an event or festival coming up, make sure you add it to our calendar. wis.eviesays.com

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

ESPN outdoors host Jimmy Houston will be featured at the 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

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Tartan Day

The 7th Annual Tartan Day South Celebration is a five day event honoring Celtic heritage in our area. The festival is an array of different events at many different venues featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods, and interactive as well as interesting exhibitions.

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6th Annual Commissioner's Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

Join us for the 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival. Enjoy BBQ samples, shopping crafts and specialty foods, live music, antique tractors, a kid’s area, and more.

BBQ plates will be available for purchase.

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3rd Annual Cream of the Crop Beer Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual Cream of the Crop Beer Festival at City Roots farm, featuring a selection of craft breweries found only in the Carolinas, GA and TN! This festival marks the finale of Soda City Suds Week, a city-wide celebration of craft beer. Tickets include your tasting glass, beer guide and all tastings.

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Taste of Lake Murray

A Taste of Lake Murray

The annual A Taste of Lake Murray will take place Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Doubletree by Hilton (2100 Bush River Road, Columbia). This is the 13th year for the event, created to raise the funds necessary to hold the 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray each year. A Taste of Lake Murray is a great time to kick off the Lake Murray season and enjoy food and beverages from area restaurants and vendors. Two local bands will provide the entertainment.

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Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival

Taste sweet potato ice cream and take part in a sweet potato baking contest at the Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival.

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Sparkleberry Country Fair

If you want to see the way it was done in the old days, then come to the Sparkleberry Country Fair!  The Fair is located in Northeast Columbia at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center (900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC) on the corner of Clemson and Two Notch Road.

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46th Annual Orangeburg Festival of Roses

Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Orangeburg are making plans for the 46th Annual Orangeburg Festival of Roses to be held May 5, 6, 7, 2017.

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Sumter's Iris Festival

Sumter’s Iris Festival is South Carolina’s oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast.


The 3-day festival includes concerts, arts & crafts, plants & flowers, antique & classic car shows, and a number of contests and lots of children’s activities.

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Puddin' Swamp Festival

Starting at 10 am All Day Entertainment, Shopping, Amusement Rides & Festival Food!

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