Columbia Fall Festivals 2024 – SC Fall Events

South Carolina State Fair - Columbia, SC - Oct 9 to Oct 20, 2024
Equine events, Heritage Village, crafting shows, prince & princess pageant, fair food, entertainment and more. Held annually since 1869.

Newberry Oktoberfest - Newberry, SC - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
Celebrate Newberry’s German Heritage with a festival featuring lots of authentic German cuisine, German and domestic biergartens, classic cars, and plenty of art & craft vendors. The Rocktoberfest stage will feature polka music, variety hits, Best German Outfit contest, and more! Plus the Classic car show, Kindertown: a kids ride, craft, and fun zone, and take a stroll down the Artist Walk on Boyce Street, featuring local artists demonstrating their craft. Come on down and bring your family to see what’s new at Newberry’s Oktoberfest!

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage - Columbia, SC - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2024
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!

Chapin Labor Day Festival and Parade - Chapin, SC - Aug 24 to Sep 2, 2024
Enjoy free admission to a variety of activities including a classic car show, street vendors, children’s play area, live music, parade, and food!

Jam Room Music Festival - Columbia, SC - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
Two stages of music, beer garden, food vendors, and kids zone.

Oktoberfest Columbia - Columbia, SC - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
This Columbia Oktoberfest will have authentic German food, live oompah bands and lots of beer. Hosted by Incarnation Lutheran Church. Admission is free. Entertainment includes the German Friendship Folk Dancers, the Walhalla Bavarian Dancers, The German Connection Band and Die Lustigen Musikanten. Lunch and Dinner menu includes wiener schnitzel, jaegerschnitzel, weisswurst and bratwurst with sauerkraut, spaetzle, kartoffelsalat (potato salad) and more. Beers on Tap from Conquest Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Becks, Widmer and more. Location: 3005 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205

Famously Hot SC Pride - Columbia, SC - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2023
The largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina. Street party and parade, live music, guest speakers, and more.

Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon - Columbia, SC - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Half marathon, 5K, 10K run to raise funds for the Prisma Health Breast Center. Since 1991.

River Rat Oktoberfest - Columbia, SC - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
German beer, German food, and more

Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival - Gaston, SC - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Barbecue competition, parade, live entertainment, kids’ rides, arts & crafts and more

Congaree Swamp Fest - Hopkins, SC - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
20th annual. Two days of BBQ, blues, Oyster Roast, vndors, kiddie rides, live music, and more! Friday ($40), Saturday night (free). Held at Harriet Barber House

MAD Festival - Camden, SC - Sep 30 to Oct 8, 2023
A weeklong celebration of music, art, drama, and dance with events across Camden and Kershaw County, presented by the Arts Center of Kershaw County following the 25 year run of their successful Downhome Blues Festival

Okra Strut Festival - Irmo, SC - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
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.

Oktoberfest Sumter on Main - Sumter, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2022
Sumter’s largest street party and celebrate the revitalization of the downtown