Arts & Entertainment

S.C. State Fair welcomes more than 31,000 on opening day

The South Carolina State Fair welcomed 31,821 guests on opening day, Wednesday,  with a special $1 gate admission. Country artists Brothers Osborne entertained guests in the Pepsi Grandstand, while the fair kicked off the first of 12 pay-one-price ride promotions. “We are excited about the start of another great fair, and we look forward to greeting the thousands of guests…

Clinton Sease Farm busy with corn maze, hay rides, and pumpkins

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S.C. State Fair opens Wednesday, here are some fair details

SC State Fair Image – (Use Permitted) 2017 S.C. State Fair – Ready for Countdown The 148th South Carolina State Fair in Columbia opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 22. The location of the fair is Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard. Here are a few things patrons need to know. Last day for discounts on tickets, rides is Tuesday…

Bluegrass Festival plays Saturday, but Sunday’s music canceled

An important lesson was delivered Saturday in Cayce: dry grass is not required for great bluegrass. Rain delayed the beginning of the 10th annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival by an hour, but clearing skies and a covered stage and seating area let the music play by noon. The festival, presented by the City of Cayce and the Cayce Events Committee, was…

Brookland-Cayce High School’s “Homecoming” party is Friday

Brookland-Cayce High School is throwing a “Homecoming” party Friday — and everyone is invited. Brookland-Cayce will hold its Homecoming Festival from 4-8 p.m., Friday (Oct. 13.) in front of the school in Cayce. Brookland-Cayce ‘s Homecoming Festival will be a true block party. A portion of State Street, in front of the school, will be closed to create a pedestrian-friendly…

Congaree Bluegrass Festival is underway in Cayce, Saturday and Sunday

Photo from Saturday by Allen Wallace (ColaDaily) The 10th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday, at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce. The Congaree Bluegrass Festival started at 11 a.m. on Saturday  with admission $10 for adults (free to Cayce residents) and children 12 and under are free. Sundays Gospel show will begin at 1 p.m. gates…

CMC Rhythm on the River Concert Series resumes 3 p.m. Sunday, with Papa String Band

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, in association with the City of West Columbia presents the Papa String Band. It’s at the 6th Annual FALL Edition of the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series  Sunday, October 8th  at Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater – 109 Alexander Rd, West Columbia. Concerts are from 3 p.m. –…

Mt. Hebron United Methodist BBQ is Saturday, Family Fun Night starts 5 p.m. Friday

The smell of barbeque will fill the air Friday morning on Leaphart Road in West Columbia. The United Methodist Men of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church  are presenting the 47th Annual Barbeque. It consists of 3,900 pounds of pork, 700 chicken halves, 275 racks of ribs and 1,500 pounds of hash. There is a United Methodist Women’s Bake sale, too….

Cayce-West Columbia Junior Chamber presents “Hall of Horrors” Halloween attraction

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Riverbanks’ “Boo at the Zoo” begins Oct. 20

Click for link Treat your family to 11 wild nights of Halloween fun with the return of Boo at the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Friday, October 20. Brought to you by McDonald’s, the spooktacular event offers guests safe, affordable, family-friendly festivities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, take a Spooky Safari, enjoy Halloween hocus…

Cayce’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival is Saturday and Sunday

The 10th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival is happening the weekend of Oct. 7 and 8, at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce. The Congaree Bluegrass Festival starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 7 gates open at 10 am with admission $10 for adults (free to Cayce residents) and children 12 and under are free. Sundays Gospel show will begin…

TV news story focuses on 94.3 The Dude after Las Vegas country music show shooting

Keith Stover, left, with Midlands Media Group co-managing partner Kirk Litton. (ColaDaily Photo)  At least 59 are dead and more than 500 injured after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire at a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night. In the aftermath of the carnage, people were beginning to ask “why?” and “what can we do?” WIS-TV 10 came to…

5 Points takes trip back to 1969 at Sunday’s JerryFest, 5 Points mural officially unveiled

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Rhythm on the River concert draws close to full house on perfect Sunday afternoon

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Okra and community spirit prevalent at the Irmo Okra Strut

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Saturday’s Rosewood Art and Music Festival has “good vibe”

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Okra Strut, Rosewood Festival, Soda City Oktoberfest and Heroes in Blue rally, Saturday

The view from the north end of the Soda City Market Saturday morning (photo by Allen Wallace). The Gamecocks are out of town, but there is lots to do in Columbia Saturday. The 7th annual Rosewood Art & Music festival is Saturday from 10 am-10 pm. Rosewood Art & Music Festival is a non-profit, one-day, free admittance, outdoor festival where…

Soda City, Brookland development offering brunch before Rhythm on the River concert, Sunday

Soda City and West Columbia’s new Brookland development are partnering to bring West Columbia its first and only riverside brunch. The brunch will precede the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber and CMC Rhythm on the River Fall Concert Series. The first concert is Sunday (Oct. 1) beginning at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. It features Brian Conner & His Amazing Friends….

Airport High School’s Flock to the Block homecoming party is 4 p.m., Friday

Airport High School is throwing a party — and everyone is invited. Airport’s Flock to the Block is set for Friday, Sept. 29, before Airport’s 7:30 p.m. homecoming football game against Midland Valley. The family friendly event starts at 4 p.m. and will feature a parade, food trucks, vendors and games. DJ Slinky is on tap for music. Festival admission…

Odd artifacts unearthed on USC campus, displayed at museum

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Duke’s Pad Thai opens in Cayce, with noodle bar

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Eclipse was the largest tourism event in state’s history

Solar Fest West (ColaDaily Photos) The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse attracted more than a million-and-a-half visitors to South Carolina, according to the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. It was the largest tourism event in the state’s history. The SCDPRT reports that 1.6 million people came to – or traveled within- the state to view the eclipse. With…

Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday, get information

The Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday. The four-day (Thurs.-Sun.) event  features Greek foods, art and culture. The mission is to raise money for the church and charities. The Columbia Greek Festival is in its 31st year. The event is free to attend.  Columbia Greek Festival hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The festival’s hours Sunday are noon…