Columbia Fall Festivals 2019

Prison Break Race - Jefferson City, MO - Aug 31 to Aug 31, 2019
Take your chance to break out of a real dungeon under a 180 year old abandoned prison! Emerge from the dungeon, sprint through the prison, and set off on a 4+ mile course that will test your skills

Chapin Labor Day Festival and Parade - Chapin, SC - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Enjoy free admission to a variety of activities including a classic car show, street vendors, children’s play area, live music, parade, and food!

Jefferson City Labor Day Parade - Jefferson City, MO - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
A free parade downtown

Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest - Osage Beach, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 15, 2019
Activities include over 200 bars and restaurants, 50 live music events, vending areas, motorcycle ride tours, and tons of bike builders demonstrating their skills. One of the country’s great motorcycle gatherings.

Run for Our Troops 5K - West Columbia, SC - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2019
The Cayce – West Columbia Junior Chamber presents the annual 5K event to support military veterans and first responders that are coping with physical and emotional injuries resulting from their heroic service to our nation. The race course begins on Alexander Road near the parking entrance to the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.

Heritage Festival & Craft Show - Columbia, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Three stages of live music and dance performances, crafts, artisan demonstrations, chuckwagons, Ghost stories, museum and village tours, and Fun for Young’uns Area with paper pumpkins, rope making and more.

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage - Columbia, SC - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
This outdoor festival started in 1978, and continues to bring together artisans, dancers, musicians, and storytellers to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. This family friendly event includes kids activities and games, house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, bus tours of significant sites in downtown Columbia, and more!

River Rat Oktoberfest - Columbia, SC - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
5 beer stations with German guest taps, German food, and an Oktoberfest mug you can buy and refill all day!

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival - Columbia, MO - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Over 40 musicians representing genres of blues, roots, gospel, folk, country, and soul, plus BBQ, a 1/2 marathon and 10K, and more at Stephens Lake Park. Since 2007.

Okra Strut Festival - Irmo, SC - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Features a Friday evening street dance, a Saturday morning parade, arts & crafts, amusements & rides, live bands and festival food. Attendance is typically between 55,000-60,000 annually.

Turkey Festival - Eldon, MO - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Vendors with homemade crafts, food, direct sales and commercial offerings and information on non profits. Held rain or shine.

Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival - Gaston, SC - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Barbecue competition, parade, live entertainment, kids’ rides, arts & crafts and more

Famously Hot SC Pride - Columbia, SC - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
The largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina. Street party and parade, live music, guest speakers, and more.

Congaree Swamp Fest - Hopkins, SC - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Two days, two locations! BBQ, Blues, Oyster Roast, vndors, kiddie rides, live music, and more! Friday ($35) is at Harriet Barber House, Saturday night (free) is at the Old Mt Moriah Site on Old Bluff Road.

Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival - Versailles, MO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
40th annual downtown event with pancake breakfast, apple pie baking, sock hop dance, parade, car show, live band entertainment, live lay at Royal Theatre, fun zone for the kids and even a golf tournament.

South Carolina State Fair - Columbia, SC - Oct 9 to Oct 20, 2019
150th annual. Equine events, Heritage Village, crafting shows, prince & princess pageant, fair food, entertainment and more. Held annually since 1869.

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival - Camdenton, MO - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Annual event in the Lake of the Ozarks area with workshop, fiber arts display and vendor booths. Free admission. Held at Community Christian Church and sponsored by the Lake Area Fiber Artists.

Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon - Columbia, SC - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Half marathon, 5K, 10K run to raise funds for the Palmetto Health Breast Center. Since 1991.

Jam Room Music Festival - Columbia, SC - Oct 26 to Oct 26, 2019
Two stages of music, beer garden, food vendors, and kids zone.

Columbia Home & Garden Show - Columbia, SC - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
Everything you may need in or around your home! Meet vendors who can help with home improvement, building, kitchens, bath, gardens and landscaping, pools and spas, security systems and so much more