Get Festive! Fall Festivals in Columbia, SC

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Are you ready for fall festival season in Columbia, SC? State fairs, farm days, Halloween celebrations, and pumpkin spice everything added to a backdrop of color-changing leaves make the season so special. These events are a wonderful way to mingle with the community while making memories with your family. Check out our list of fall festivals near Columbia that celebrate all the wonderful things the season has to offer! 

SC State Fair
Photo Credit: SC State Fair

Information about individual events is subject to change. Please check the festival’s website or social media page for updates regarding ticket pricing, rescheduling due to weather, changes to scheduled events, and more.

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Fall Festivals Near Columbia 

Irmo Okra Strutt 

September 23, 2022, and September 24, 2022 
Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Dr. Irmo, South Carolina 29063.
Live music, Saturday morning parade, crafts, art, amusement rides, and lots of food! 
Free admission

Cayce Fall Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th Street, Cayce SC
Featuring live music, food, drinks, a children’s area, and more.
Free admission

Eudora Wildlife Safari Park Fall Festival

October 1, 2022, through October 30, 2022
Fridays -Sunday only
Eudora Wildlife Safari Park, 219 Salem Lane, Salley SC
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, fall activities, kids games, Parakeet adventure, pony rides, petting zoo, and paintball shooting.
Admission is an additional $26 per car of 6 guests to the original $36 per car fee for Drive Thru Safari

Oktoberfest Columbia

October 7, 2022, to October 9, 2022, from 3 pm to 11 pm
Incarnation Lutheran Church, ​3005 Devine Street, Columbia
Celebration of German culture with authentic food, drinks, dancing, and more. 
There will be a kid’s area with face painting, balloon art, a playground, and activities. 
Free admission

Midland Plant and Flower Festival 

October 7, 2022, to October 9, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm
South Carolina State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC
Festival and sale of plants and flowers for Fall and in preparation for other seasons. 

South Carolina State Fair

October 12, 2022, to October 23, 2022
1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
Major attractions, carnival rides, food, entertainment, animals, crafts, art, stage shows, and much more!
Ticket sales begin September 7 online;
Early bird ticket pricing is $10; Prices during the fair are $20 for ages 6-54 and $15 for 55+.
Here’s everything you need to know about the SC State Fair from a local mom.

Family at the SC State Fair
Photo Credit: SC State Fair

Rosewood Art and Music Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11 am to 6 pm
901 S Holly St, Columbia, SC 29205
Celebration of art, music, and southern culture through family-friendly activities. 
Free admission

Boo at the Zoo 

October 20, 2022, to October 30, 2022 
500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC
Trick or Treat through the Riverbank Zoo! 
Ticket information TBA 
See our Mom Review of Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 5 pm to 8 pm
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, West Columbia, SC
Featuring Trunk or Treat, food, hay rides, and more.
Free admission

Blythwood Fall Festival Rodeo

Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 7:30 pm
Blythewood Doko Rodeo, 311 Blythewood Rd, Blythewood, SC
Rodeo activities along with food, ax throwing, mechanical bull riding, and more! 
Tickets are $9 – $15

Do you have a favorite fall festival in Columbia, SC that you just can not miss? Let us know in the comments!

Erin Gorges
About the Author
Erin is a Greenville, South Carolina native who loves taking her two young daughters on adventures around the Upstate. Erin enjoys gardening, hiking, and dabbling in DIY projects. Her favorite things to do with her husband and kids include sensory activities, swimming, playing with their dogs, and exploring the local state and national parks.

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