South Carolina Cornbread Festival moved to Sunday

Officials for the second annual South Carolina Cornbread Festival have rescheduled the event for Sunday because of a possible rainy forecast. The festival originally was scheduled for Saturday.

The National Weather Service predicts Saturday to be mostly cloudy with a temperature high of 74 degrees. By noon, the Columbia area could experience showers and a possible thunderstorm. Sunday is expected to be sunny with a high of 66 degrees.

The festival will include live music from several bands, including headliners The Swinging Medallions. Columbia City Council members and Richland County Council members will go head-to-head in a  “Cornbread Toss,” while guests can try to dunk Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin in a dunking booth. A cornbread-eating contest worth a $200 cash prize will be held and a Corn Muffin Playland for the kids will feature a petting zoo, face painting, mobile video games and bounce houses.

The South Carolina Cornbread Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the corner of the 2800 block of North Main Street at Newman Street. General Admission is $5, but children 12 years old and younger and those 70 and older get in free.

More information is available at the South Carolina Cornbread Festival website.

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