The Midlands’ Food and Drink Festivals and Events – October 2019

Barbeque, Blues and Soul

Friday October 4

There’s no better combination served up with barbeque than the blues and soul music! Get your plateful at the annual festival held on the grounds of the Harriet Barber House in Hopkins, SC. More here. 

Newberry Oktoberfest

Saturday October 5

Newberry celebrates its German heritage with this annual festival in downtown. You’ll find biergartens and German foods along with live music, a juried arts and crafts show and classic car show. More here.

Wizard Pub Crawl

Saturday October 5

The 2nd Annual Wizard Pub Crawl is here and we want the city of Columbia to join in on the wizarding fun. Here’s your chance to put your magic to use and represent all wizards and witches. You get a signature wand and box, certificate, themed drink discounts at each location, DJ’s to keep the party going… tickets here.

The Brewery Comedy Tour at Swamp Cabbage Brewing

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Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.  Click this link for tickets!

Oktoberfest Columbia

Friday October 11 – Sunday October 13

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 — tons of fun for the kids! More here.

Hops & Harvest Craft Beer Festival

Saturday October 12

Come to the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington as they celebrate Craft Beer with beer tastings (unlimited – better line up an Uber ride home!), complimentary beer tasting glass and live music from Ryan Trotti. Benefits upgrades to Virginia Hylton Park. Tix are here.

Fall for Chapin Chili Cook-off

Saturday October 12

The Fall for Chapin event is a Chili Cook-Off along with live music and fun for all ages. $10 gets you in! More here.

Korean Festival

Saturday October 26

The Korean Festival is one of the fastest growing festival in the Columbia SC community. The Festival features dance and music performances, from centuries past to modern K-Pop.  There are also wonderful cultural exhibits and children’s games and of course, incredible Korean cuisine.  Korean favorites like kimchi, kimbap, and bulgogi are available as well as Korean ice cream and desserts!  Come learn about the Korean community in Columbia and about Korean culture.   See the menu and details here.

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