The Congaree Swampfest celebrates 16 years of culture, food and fun in Columbia.
The ever popular Congaree SwampFest is a unique opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Lower Richland County.
On Friday evening, October 5th, the weekend will begin with an Evening of Down Home BBQ & Blues with Southern Soul at the historic Harriet Barber House. The event will feature an oyster roast and pig pickin'. Starting at 7:00 PM, national acts and bands to be announced.
The celebration continues on Saturday, October 6th, 11:00 AM at the Congaree National Park and the festival site on the yard of Old Mount Moriah Site & Grounds. A wide array of local and national artists (singers, dancers, instrumentalists, etc.), will perform. Activities will run throughout the day, offering free admission and a great opportunity for visitors to experience the rich culture of the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor. Free shuttle buses will carry visitors from the festival site to the national park. No matter the age or interest, there are activities for everyone! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day out in Richland County.
Free parking will be available near the festival site, Old Mount Moriah Site & Grounds, 1000 Old Bluff Road, with some limited free parking in the Congaree National Park.