Food & Drink Events :: September 2019

Chapin Labor Day Festival

September 2

Can’t wait for the State Fair to get ya’ some Fair Food? Head to Chapin this Labor Day for all the elephant ears, philly cheesesteaks and corn dogs your tummy can handle. More here.


Thirsty Thursdays at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co.

September 5, 12, 19, 26

Starting this Thursday and every Thursday Swamp Cabbage welcomes you to Thirsty Thursdays! It’s not quite the weekend, but they are thinking of you and know you are ready for some cold refreshing Swamp Cabbage beer. All beers on tap are only $3.00! Yup! You heard it! So take this opportunity to grab all your thirsty friends and join them from 5 pm to 8 pm every Thursday for a few pints! Facebook page here.


Murder Mystery Dinner :: 1626 Main St.

September 13

An unexpected murder will take place on Friday the 13th. Take yourself back to the Roaring 20’s and join 1626 Main Street for a night of mystery. Wear your best 20’s outfit for a dinner party you won’t forget! A murderer is in the crowd and everyone must work together to solve the case! Enjoy an Italian buffet dinner and your choice of one glass of wine OR beer with purchase of a ticket. $40 per person OR $70 per couple. Tickets here.


Cocktails & Cockabooses | Curing Kids Cancer

September 14 :: 11:30am

Join Curing Kids Cancer for an extra special celebration on Saturday, September 14 as they tailgate at the University of South Carolina versus the University of Alabama football game! This event will be like none other with not one, but TWO, Cockabooses where you can tailgate. Certain sponsorships even offer premiere parking onsite, which is a special treat on Game Day. The tailgate will have cocktails, food, music and more as we prepare to watch the Gamecocks battle with the Crimson Tide.  Tickets here.

Asanka Kitchen Dinner Under the Stars

September 14 :: 8:30pm

Asanka Kitchen in Northeast Columbia opened last fall and has been delighting its guests with fresh, authentic African foods since. They plan on this monthly dinner to become a regular event… and giving their diners an experience they will cherish for a long time. Handcrafted with the freshest ingredients, they promise to serve you great West African Cuisine over good conversation to the tunes of great LIVE African Drumming! Tickets and menu here.


Midlands Family Food Truck Festival

September 15 :: 11am – 5pm

Bring the family out to enjoy a variety of food truck fare including Madrigal’s Tacos & Latin Cuisine, Fleur de Licious Creole, The Noodle Lady, Molly’s Fish & Chips, meet amazing local businesses, shop in the marketplace with 100+ vendors, and have fun with free entertainment including bounce houses, photo booth, face painting, balloon animals, costume characters, and more. Held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Info here.

Old Mill Brewpub :: Blake’s Cider Dinner

September 18 :: 7PM

Join our friends at Old Mill Brewpub for a celebration of Everything Fall! Chef Sturgis worked with Blake’s Hard Cider Company to create a dinner and cider-tasting that will make you so glad that autumn is here! Check out the menu:

Reception Cider: Rainbow Seeker | Course I :: Bruschetta w/ Anjou Pears, Smoked Blue Cheese & Walnuts paired w/ Traffic Jam Cider | Course II :: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Butternut Squash Puree, El Chavo Cider Glaze paired w/ El Chavo Cider | Course III :: Chorizo & Apple Stuffed Roasted Quail with Flannel Mouth Cider-Braised Greens, Wild Rice paired w/ El Chapo Cider | Course IV :: Key Lime Gelato with Traffic Jam Cider Syrup and Graham Cracker Crumbles paired with Rose’ Cider

$45 per person (includes tax and gratuity) Click here for tickets.

Old Mill Brewpub | 111 E. Main St. | Lexington SC 29072


Columbia Greek Festival

September 19-22

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral welcomes you and offers their hospitality for the annual Greek Festival. Come and enjoy the music, atmosphere, food and drink, and learn a little about Greece. In their kitchen you will find specialty Greek cuisine such as broiled Greek chicken, pastitsio, peasant shrimp, keftedes (meatballs), and roast lamb. Greek salad, dolmades and spanakopita are also available. More here.


Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 20

Take an evening stroll through the Zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, delight in fabulous food and libations, bid on one-of-a-kind auction items, explore Riverbanks Backstage, feed the giraffes abnd dance to live music. Tickets here.


Fall Oyster Roast

September 21

Come out to O’Hara’s Public House in Lexington for the first oyster roast of Fall! Guests will meet in the Beer Garden and enjoy a great day together! More on Facebook.

Palmetto Peanut Boil

September 21 :: 11am – 6pm

2900 Block of Devine Street. Now in its 12th year, the Palmetto Peanut Boil has grown from a small backyard affair to an annual outdoor festival drawing thousands of attendees from all over the Midlands. Highlighting the best of the best cooks and recipes in SC, the competition features teams vying for the honor of the championship trophy and bragging rights for another year. And along with the competition, the Palmetto Peanut Boil also offers live music, food, and kids’ entertainment. Leashed pets are welcome! More here.

Suds & Grub Beer & BBQ Festival

September 27

This annual event, held at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company in Olympia, raises money for PALSS. $15 ticket includes BBQ plate + beverage ticket

  • Locally-brewed beer
  • BBQ from Joe Turkaly
  • Entertainment by DJ Slayher & more!

Irmo Okra Strut

September 28

Lots of fair food and lots of okra! Enjoy this year’s awesome entertainment line-up, including Edwin McCain. Held at Irmo Community Park. More here.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House :: Caymus Vineyards Wine Dinner

October 10 :: 6:30pm

These dinners sell out quickly, so if interested, call for a reservation quickly!

You are invited to a celebration of the American fine dining tradition at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in downtown Columbia, featuring the renowned Caymus Vineyards. A unique opportunity to enjoy wines made by three different members of the Wagner Family (patriarch Chuck Wagner, son Charlie and daughter Jenny), this dinner will be a voyage through the Caymus portfolio, capped off by a rare sampling of their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon. $120 per person + gratuity | Call 803-212-6666 for reservation

Ruth’s Chris Steak House | 924-A Senate Street 
Columbia, SC 29201
| 803-212-6666

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