Food Lover Events: October

Food Truck Rodeo

Tuesday, October 2
Celebrating its 6th year, the Epworth Food Truck Rodeo is a family friendly event held on the Epworth campus on Millwood Avenue, nestled in the heart of one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Columbia. In addition to food trucks, there will be games, music and plenty of green space to bring a picnic blanket for your family and friends. Food Trucks include Carolina Cookin’, The Donut Guy, Pawley’s Front Porch, Road Runner Cafe, Doko Smoke BBQ, The Belgian Waffle Truck, Size Matters BBQ, Doggie Bagz, Scott Benny’s, San Jose and Pelican Snoballs. More here.

More Healthy, More Local, Moore-Pastides

Tuesday, October 2
amoon-ra-794095-unsplashMore Healthy, More Local, Moore-Pastides is an extension of the Healthy Carolina Farmer’s Market that takes place every Tuesday on Greene Street. USC, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, presents a vendor fair and farmer’s market of healthy, sustainable and locally sourced food and products. Staff, students, faculty and the community are invited to purchase fresh produce, sample healthy recipes, watch chef demos, participate in instructor-led fitness and learn about health & sustainability. Take the Pastides Health & Sustainability Pledge and acquire resources to improve your health and wellness. Many of your favorite vendors, restaurants and food trucks will be featured! More here.

Celebrate Fall at First Thursday on Main

Thursday, October 4

Indulge in great deals during this downtown monthly celebration! Enjoy specials at Main Street businesses The Whig (Sycamore Brewing Launch Party), Bourbon ($5 Seasonal Moscow Mules), Cantina 76 (1/2 off Original House Margarita), Drake’s Duck-In (craft beer and wine on the patio), Hotel Trundle (Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine), The Grand (special First Thursday Sangria), Good Life Café (live music, drink and appetizer specials) and many more! More here.

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Friday, October 5, 12, 26 & Nov. 16

Join Liberty Tap Room in the Vista for the Friday Night Lights Parking Lot Party! At 7pm on Fridays before USC home games this fall, you can enjoy live music, BBQ, beverages and team spirit at these tailgating parties in the back parking lot of Liberty. More here. Don’t forget to watch all of the big games with Liberty! Join them every Saturday & Sunday for NFL Network + SEC Network broadcasts, plus Game Day Food & Drink Specials! See their Weekend Game Day Menu here.

Latin Night at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Friday, October 5
riozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzBACK by popular demand — Latin Night at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse! Get ready for free salsa lessons, and a Latin DJ party, all after feasting on Rioz’ specialty meats and dinner buffet! Dinner starts at 5pm, Salsa Lessons from 10-10:45pm, Latin DJ party from 10:45 pm – 2am. More here.

Rock Around the Clock Festival

October 5 & 6 | Winnsboro

Rock Around the Clock is a annual festival put on by the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. The festival is packed full of entertainment, food vendors, and a large car show! Friday night there will be a street dance that will make you dust off those old dancing shoes and dance the night away, and different groups and bands will be featured all day Saturday on the main stage. Food vendors will include Jones-Zee Concessions, Karen’s Mobile Kitchen, Jimco’s Concessions, Pap’s Concessions, L&M Catering, Donut Guy, Road Runner Café. More here.

EdVenture Presents DICED

Saturday, October 6

Diced is a culinary program designed to engage students interested in cooking by utilizing healthy, locally sourced, and fringe ingredients while encouraging them to consider creativity, presentation and taste in their dishes. The program will consist of a four week long cooking course with an intense cook off challenge the fifth week to showcase the skills the students have acquired in classes. The winner and runner up will receive a substantial grand prize intended to help the chefs pursue a career in the culinary field. Cook off challenge will feature talented kid chefs who must use the ingredients found in a mystery basket of surprising food items and to prepare and serve three different dishes within 30 minutes. The Event will be live broadcasted throughout the museum on October 6th! More here.

Newberry Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 6

Come celebrate Newberry’s German Heritage! The festival will feature authentic German cuisine, German Biergartens, and plenty of art & craft vendors. Rocktoberfest stage will feature polka music, variety hits, and our Best German Traditional Dress contest! There will be FREE Kids Activities in Kindertown: Family Fun Zone! FREE admission! More here.

2018 SC State Fair

kody-gautier-765005-unsplashOctober 10-21

The Fair is here! Check out foods from 90+ food stands with elephant ears, corn dogs, fries, and much more. Plus, don’t miss the Fair’s brand new foods for 2018: Red Beans & Rice Sundae, Frito Chili Pie Burger, Maple Cotton Candy and Apple Dumpling! More here.

Oktoberfest Columbia

rawpixel-795617-unsplashOctober 12-14

Columbia’s Original Oktoberfest! Incarnation Lutheran Church will hold this fun, authentic German experience, with German beer, homemade German food and treats, and plenty of great entertainment for all ages. Featuring two authentic biergartens with
extensive German & craft selection, live entertainment from real oompah bands and dancers, homemade, authentic German food, delicious pastries made by the ladies of the church and Kinderzone – face painting, balloon artist, playground for the kids. More here.

Hats Off! at Tombo Grille

hatThursday, October 11
‎The 6th Annual “HATS OFF” Event benefitting SCOA CARES Foundation & SC Oncology Associates features Suzanne Hawkins Duff as honoree this year. Once again, Tombo Grille will cater the event and provide Pink Prosecco Punch for attendees, and hold the after party! Tickets are just $25 at the door for food, wine & beer, auction and photo booth. Check out some of the fabulous Silent Auction items at Tombo’s Facebook here.

Columbia Restaurant Week

October 11-21

Resturant Week South Carolina is an eleven-day celebration at hundreds of participating restaurants! Restaurant Week gives food lovers the opportunity to enjoy amazing values during dinner at a number of participating casual and high-end South Carolina restaurants, like Pearlz Oyster Bar, Liberty Tap Room, Rioz, Grill Marks and more. Tickets are not required; however, reservations are highly recommended, as restaurants will fill up quickly.

See more menus and deals here.

Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, October 13

The sixteenth annual Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival will feature fine wines, craft beer, spirits, food and entertainment. Enjoy 20 fine wines paired with delicious hors d’ oeuvres by Scott Hall Catering, a Mimosa station from Sallie’s Greatest drink syrups, distilled spirits samples from Gorget Distilling Company, and gourmet oil and vinegar tastings with The Crescent Olive. There will be chef demonstrations, a live painting station and great music to make this an event that you won’t want to miss! More here.

Fall Brunch Cruise

Sunday, October 14

solm5Come sail aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray for a fantastic fall brunch. A full fresh meal is sure to satisfy all passengers as they cruise the beautiful Lake Murray in comfort. Relax inside the climate controlled cabins or explore nature on one of the observation decks. Join in on all the fun this fall and book your cruise today! More here.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Dinner

ruththththThursday, October 18 | Ruth’s Chris Steak House

This special dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House will provide guests with a fun opportunity to explore Cabernets from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, known for their artful combination of softness and structure. Join Ruth’s to experience Napa Valley wines of exceptional beauty with balance, complexity and harmony, including two fan favorites, Artemis and Fay. Stay tuned to Foodie News for detailed menu offerings and more! Menu includes Scallop Ceviche, Jambalaya Risotto, Short Rib Ravioli, Coffee Rubbed Petite New York Strip and Pecan Pie Cheesecake. More here.

Rock & Roll Piano Show

Saturday, October 20 | Spirit of Lake Murray

solm2Sunset dinner cruise features a Rock & Roll Piano Show on Lake Murray! Join the Spirit of Lake Murray for a fun filled night sailing across the Jewel of South Carolina. Melodies on Murray™ is a concert dinner series hosted by Lake Murray Cruises, with rotating bands and menus. Greg Cloninger is an interactive piano man with years of professional experience. Sing along with Greg and do a little dancing, all aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray! More here.

Food Trucks in the Gardens

Tuesday, October 23

Bring your appetite and join Historic Columbia for Food Trucks in the Gardens! Food trucks will be stationed outside the Robert Mills House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tables and chairs will be set up throughout the gardens – making this the perfect opportunity to spend your lunch break enjoying delicious food and the scenic views of our historic gardens! MOre here.

Sunset Dinner Special

Thursday, October 25 | Spirit of Lake Murray

The sunsets are amazing on the Lake and so are the memories made aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray! Come sail with them for a unique date night or bring a group of friends, family, or clients on board. Enjoy a fresh meal as they sail into the sunset. Dinner menu and more here.

Bubble Q Party

rawpixel-760045-unsplashFriday, October 26 | 1005 Airport Blvd
Come join F2T Productions for a BBQ and champagne party! Chefs Lou Hutto, Frank Bradley, Kristian Niemi and a special guest chef from Home Team BBQ will have five to six stations featuring items from a grill or smoker paired with over 30 different champagnes from around the world. Ticket will include champagne flute, champagne tasting, live music and Q. More here.



The Wicked Woody

The Wicked Woody

Ghosts, Witches & Creatures of Fright
Don’t miss the call of Halloween Night.
Come one, come all in the threads of the season
To miss this Bash, tis an act of treason.

Be there by eight or meet your fate
The line starts early and you don’t want to wait!!

Registration for Costume contest ends at 9pm. Contest at 9:30 with CASH & Prizes
$10 Cover Charge  Details at Facebook.

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