This Week’s Fun! The Midlands


Farm of the Week

Clinton Sease Farm

Fall Season Begins Friday Sept 17

Each year, Clinton Sease Farm in Lexington transforms itself into an Autumn wonderland with large sunflower and wildflower fields (perfect for Fall pictures), a big corn maze (this year’s theme is appropriately dedicated to First Responders) and a huge pumpkin patch just ripe for pickin’! The fun begins this Friday September 17th! Details on their website here.

Saluda Shoals Jazz Series

Fridays Sept 17 and Sept 24   7pm

Join your friends at Saluda Shoals Park for live jazz outdoors on the deck! Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Seating is provided. This Friday Reggie Sullivan and The Congaree Saints. Sept 24 Les Flat Out Strangers. Tix are $10. Get them here.

7th Anniversary Celebration! Swamp Cabbage Brewing

Sunday Sept 19  12pm – 8pm

Seven years! Family-owned Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company began as an extension of a beer-brewing hobby by two local brothers. Today it’s one of Columbia’s signature breweries, known for its laid-back comfortable surroundings and its incredibly refreshing brews. This anniversary, they’re bringing in 3 bands providing live music non-stop! Traye Horne Band, Carter Lybrand and the Black Bottom Biscuits! Stop in, grab a listen, eat some delicious food and enjoy a special anniversary beer! More here.

Fall Family Farm Day at Old McCaskill’s Farm

Saturday October 2   10am – 5pm

Come join us Saturday, October 2 from 10AM-5PM at Old McCaskill’s Farm for Fall Family Farm Day! Bring the whole family and enjoy live music, farm fresh concessions and good ole’ farm fun! Hay Ride, Games and Pumpkin Patch, Working Saw and Grits Mills, Blacksmith and much more! Admission: $5 per Person Children 2 and under: Free. Get your tickets here.

4th Annual Greek Festival
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Thursday Sept 16 –  Sunday Sept 19
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Church. The 2021 Columbia’s Greek Festival has been changed to a drive through event. The great Greek dinners, salads, gyros, souvlaki, pastries and frozen casseroles will be available at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral parking lot located in the 1900 block of Sumter Street. The hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday are 11am to 8pm and Sunday 12 noon to 6pm.   More here.Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk
Riverbanks ZOOfari
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Friday Sept 17  7pm Location: Riverbanks Zoo.  Don’t miss the wildest party in town! The premier fundraiser for the zoo features unique cocktails, delicious foods and a silent/live auction of very unique items.  Limited capacity so get your tix here
Fall Arts and Crafts Show
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Saturday and Sunday Sept 17 – 18 Location: South Carolina State Farmers Market. The Midlands Crafters Association is a local crafters guild hosts three events annually at the South Carolina State Farmers Market! Always Over 100 vendors selling unique items. More on Facebook. 
Indoor Yard Sale
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Saturday Sept 18  7am – 11am Location: Seven Oaks Park. Clean out your garage, attic, and closets and participate as a vendor or drop by for some great bargains and treasures. More here.
Saluda Shoals River Sweep
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Saturday Sept 18  9am – 12pm Location: Saluda Shoals Park. Help Saluda Shoals Park keep the Lower Saluda River free of litter and waste for everyone to enjoy!  The park will provide attendees with trash bags and grabbers.  A small number of canoes will be available for attendees to use.  More here.
Jubilee Festival of Black History and Culture
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Saturday Sept 18   11am – 6pm Location: Manns-Simons Site. Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and features live music and entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors and marketplace vendors selling a variety of ware, products and art. Children’s area with family activities. More here.
Daytripper Club History and Farm Tour
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Wednesday October 13 We are reviving the Daytripper Club! Most of our day-trips are self-driving. Would you like to join us?  Here’s a link to the Eventbrite site where you can purchase your tickets for our Wednesday October 13, 2021 day trip. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-trip-to-camden-and-old-mccaskills-farm-tickets-169893980469 This day trip is limited to 25 people, so you should get your tickets ASAP. Hope to see you soon! Questions? email kathy@gardenermedia.com.
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