Five Fabulous Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Chris Laskowski5/2/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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April showers not only bring May flowers, but also an exciting itinerary of fun events. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood, a native local or simply dreaming of making this diverse city you’re home, here are a few fantastic festivals to keep on your radar. There’s plenty of family-friendly fun, food, games and entertainment to go around!

Soda City Market
Ongoing 
Spend your Saturdays on Main Street for the city’s weekly outdoor market! There’s no better way to embrace the warm weather than strolling along a block of local food and craft vendors. Click here to learn more about what Soda City Market has to offer. 

Pack the Porch Wine Series
May 1-29, 2016
Experience beautiful sunsets, delicious handcrafted wines, live music and plenty of time to socialize! The Pack the Porch Wine Series, put on by Enoree River Winery, is hosted every Sunday in the month of May and offers guests a place to picnic surrounding a gorgeous local vineyard. Is there a more perfect way to welcome spring?

SC Poultry Festival
May 12-14, 2016
Would you rather snack on chicken waffles, candy apples or funnel cakes? You don’t have to choose at this festival! Along with scrumptious, mouth-watering fair food, the South Carolina Poultry Festival also has fireworks, rides, special events and, of course, poultry! They also host the world’s best chicken cooking contest. This celebration is certain to get you into the Southern spirit. 

2nd Annual Columbia Black Rodeo
May 21, 2016
While this fun spring gathering isn’t your typical ‘festival’, it’s still one for the books (and one your kids will love)! Brave cowboys compete in bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more. Even for attendees who call this their first rodeo, there’s plenty of fun events for all ages! 

South Carolina Cornbread Festival
May 21, 2016
Calling all cornbread lovers! This festival is for you. As one of the state’s tastiest celebrations, the South Carolina Cornbread Festival brings foodies their fill of yummy Southern cuisine with a cornbread cook-off, an eating contest, and plenty of other fun activities such as a kid’s corner and live musical performances. 

For a complete list of May events in Columbia (including even MORE festivals), click here. To learn about Lake Carolina’s new homes in a thriving master-planned community located in the heart of NE Columbia, click here

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