Whether spending time with friends and family at a local festival, shopping for goods at Soda City market, checking out a concert or enjoying the sights and frights of Halloween, there's something for everyone this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything that's happening in Columbia, SC.



The New Festival Hot Spot
Fall festivals and fairs are taking over Columbia! The 8th Annual Palmetto Peanut Boil, the Rosewood Arts Festival and JerryFest are all back on for this Saturday and Sunday, while the SC Pride "Power of Pride" Parade & Festival will be taking over Main Street. Spend your Sunday afternoon listening to great local music while supporting our community and our flood relief efforts at the Rhythm on the River Rise Above the Waters Benefit Concert. This weekend is your last chance to ride the rides, play the games and feast on fried food at the South Carolina State Fair!

The BOO Southern Hot Spot
Halloween is only a week away, so get your fill of tricks, treats and everything in between this weekend! Gather your little ghouls for some fun at the Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze or let them marvel at the Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit. Break out the costumes early and make family memories at Boo at the Zoo and Columbia Museum of Art's Spooktacular Night. As soon as the sun goes down, face your fears and all the things that go bump in the night at Deceased FarmHall of Horrors Haunted Attraction and Terror Falls Haunted Farm. Enter if you dare!

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!


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Posted by Columbia Museum of Art on Monday, October 19, 2015


Ultimate Challenge Mud Run: Night Ops at the Leatherneck 8:30 a.m.; $125 for 2, $225 for 4
Committed at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7:30 p.m.; $20
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation

Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
SC Blue Day at EdVenture at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
10th Annual Ray Tanner Foundation Home Run at Carolina Stadium 7:30 a.m.
SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease at Irmo Community Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10 - $20
8th Annual Palmetto Peanut Boil at Devine Street 12 - 7 p.m.; Free admission
SC Pride "Power of Pride" Parade & Festival at Main Street 12 p.m.; Free admission
Spooktacular Night at Columbia Museum of Art 5 - 9 p.m.; Free admission with donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank
"Bremen Town Musicians" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

Rosewood Arts Festival at Rockaway Athletic Club 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
Rhythm on the River Rise Above the Waters Benefit Concert at Guignard Brickworks 12 - 7 p.m.; $10 suggested donation
JerryFest at Five Points 3 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Rob Thomas at Township Auditorium 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $69.50

Boo at the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Friday - Sunday 6 - 9 p.m.; $8 - $12
South Carolina State Fair 2015 at South Carolina State Fairgrounds Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 12 - 9 p.m.; $7 - $10
Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze Friday 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 2 - 7 p.m.; $12
Deceased Farm's Madness, Murder & Maize at Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze 7:30 - 10:30 or 11:30 p.m.; $8 - $20
Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction at 1153 Walter Price Street Friday - Sunday 7:30 p.m.; $10
Terror Falls Haunted Farm at Terror Falls Haunted Farm Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $15 cash only
Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at Robert Mills House & Gardens all day; Free admission
701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015 Part I at 701 Center for Contemporary Art Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Exhibition "Captured: The Photography of Seven" at Gallery West Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story
• Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina
• The Art of Joseph Norman
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Carolina Makers


For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.