Summer season is over and soccer season is in full swing, fall is lastly right here in Lake Murray Nation. There are various thrilling occasions and actions for the entire household. The Capital Metropolis / Lake Murray Nation area is dwelling to a number of the finest farms, festivals and points of interest within the state. Fall in love with Lake Murray Nation as we immerse ourselves in our high 10 issues to do.
1. Buy groceries
Blythewood Farmers Market
Open Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Doko Meadows Park, 171 Langford Street, Blythewood, SC 29016
This small-town market has a wealthy agricultural historical past courting again a whole lot of years. Good for households and customers, this market affords domestically grown produce, heritage chilly cuts, and native arts and crafts. This market has all of it, together with meals, stay music and particular promotional occasions all 12 months spherical (do not miss the free wine tasting each 3 weeks!). Go to their web site for extra info: BlythewoodFarmersMarket.com.
2. Select sunflowers
Clinton Sea Farm – Weekends with Sunflower *
September 16-18 and September 23-25, 2022
Fridays: 17: 00-20: 00 | Saturdays: 10.00-13.00 and 17.00-20.00 | Sundays: 17: 00-20: 00
* go to their web site for added dates and instances for the Corn Maze
382 Olde Farm Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
There’s nothing like exploring a sunflower subject on a crisp autumn day. Add wagon rides, an enormous corn maze, a playground, and a pumpkin patch and you have got your individual getaway tour! Collect your folks, household or deal with your self to a bouquet of this sunny flora and far more at Clinton Seas Farm. Did we point out their haunted attraction, The Lifeless Farm (not for the faint of coronary heart)? Go to their web site for costs and extra info: ClintonSeaseFarm.com.
3. Eat some Okra
Irmo Okra Strut, introduced by the Lexington Medical Heart
Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24
Irmo Neighborhood Park, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo, SC 29063
Irmo Okra Strut Pageant is a free pageant due to sponsors! Take pleasure in household enjoyable, stay music, and all the advantages Okra brings, together with rides, leisure, and meals / drink (particular person prices apply). Friday: 18:00 – Live performance with participation Cowboy mouthopener: Principal Docs. The amusement rides will run till 11:00 PM, so take the entire household on an awesome night time out! Saturday: 9am – Get a seat on the annual Irmo Okra Strut Parade. It’s positioned on St. Andrews Street and Lake Murray Blvd. 10:00 AM – Head to Irmo Neighborhood Park for celebrations together with the Columbia Marionetes, Orza Consuming Contest, and extra. The enjoyable lasts till 4 p.m. 18:00 – Live performance with participation Corey Smith, Exterior Opener. Go to OkraStrut.com for extra info.
4. Drink cranberry wine in Newberry
Vineyards and vineyard by the river Enoree
October 8, 10:30 – 18:00
1650 Dusty Rd, Newberry, SC 29108
Spend the afternoon on the Enoree River winery and vineyard. at SC Vineyard with Particular Visitor Vineyard, Southbend Vineyard from Greenwood, 2 stay bands, 2 meals vans and 30 native distributors at our ninth Annual Newberry Harvest Pageant. Moreover, Cranberry Wine will make its debut this season together with Cranberry Wine Slushees. This 12 months we can have TWO stay music bands Time Pirates: 12 – 14:30 and Expertise in money: 15:00 – 17:30. Go to their web site for extra info: EnoreeRiverWinery.com * There isn’t any rain date for this occasion. The occasion will proceed (except there’s a hurricane!).
5. Select a brand new craft or interest
2022 Annual autumn marketplace for arts and crafts
Saturday, September seventeenth, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SC State Farmers Market: 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29172
Over 100 suppliers at one occasion! Cease by on the SC Farmer’s Market in West Columbia, SC for this two-day occasion! Images, pottery vegetation, one-of-a-kind objects and every part in between. Did we point out that this occasion has free admission and free parking! Discover out extra at MidlandsCrafters.
6. Pet the alpaca in the course of the Nationwide Alpaca Farm Days
Carolina Delight pastures
September 24 10AM – September 25 4PM
Sady, 1416 SC-34, Sady, SC 29126
This 12 months’s Alpaca Farm Day will function stay exhibits, conversations with alpaca farmers to be taught extra about furry mates, loads of alternatives to take alpaca / llamas and household enjoyable open air. Saturday’s meals retailer will probably be Sarah’s Rockin ‘Meals Truck. Take pleasure in a picnic lunch open air for 2 days. Come nearer and really feel the alpaca fleece. The farm store is absolutely stocked with every part associated to alpaca / llama, together with a brand new cargo of our hottest alpaca product, SOCKS! Discover out extra about Alpaca Farm Days by visiting CPPastures.com. When visiting Newberry County, plan to cease close to Lever Farms, simply 3 miles down the highway!
7. Eat a barbecue and hearken to nice music
Serco Congaree Swampfest
That includes: BBQ, Blues & Soul
Harriet Barber Home & Grounds: 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins, SC 29061
Congaree Nationwide Park, 100 Nationwide Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061
Prepare for a two-day barbecue and blues / soul music weekend. The occasion begins on Friday, September 30 at 7pm at Harriet Barber Home with musical company Tony Terry, CEO, Paris Bennett and The Blues Deluxe Band. There will probably be distributors and meals vans. Get your tickets early! Day two begins within the swamps of Congaree Nationwide Park, the place guests can expertise the wealthy tradition of the Decrease Richland Heritage Hall on guided excursions and be taught concerning the native wildlife. Enjoyable runs from 12am to 5pm at Harriet Barber Home with stay leisure, meals / drink distributors and handicrafts, youngsters’s carnival, seniors’ veggies, prize-giving, shuttle service, golf cart headquarters and extra. Discover out extra at CongareeSwampFest.com.
8. Drink craft beer
Dolny Saluda Craft BeerFest
Friday, September thirtieth, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saluda Shoals Park: 5605 Bush River Street, Columbia, SC 29212
Saluda Shoals Park in cooperation with KW Beverage is organizing Decrease Saluda Craft BeerFest! Style over 25 distinctive craft beers, get pleasure from stay music, and take dwelling a memento tasting glass. Native meals vans can have meals to purchase, they have to be 21+. Go to the Irmo Chapin Recreation Committee for extra info.
9. Tear out your lederhosen
The annual Oktoberfest Blythewood
Friday, September 30 – October 1
Doko Meadows Park, 171 Langford Street, Blythewood, SC 29016
Exit to lovely Blythewood and luxuriate in climbing alongside the paths of Doko Meadows Park and exploring native landmarks, and interacting with native enterprise house owners all through the downtown Blythewood district.
The celebrations will start on September 30, 2022 at 6 p.m. Stampede, adopted by the German Costume & Keg Toss competitions, stay music from Mountaintop Polka Band and Stein Race & Yodeling Contests. Day two is much more enjoyable with German heritage! Begin early at 7am with Grin & Bier It – 5K Run / Stroll, adopted by Volksmarch (Mountain climbing Doko Meadows Park Trails and City Heart District) and Kindertown Youngsters’s Video games. There’s a lot to do at Blythewood Oktoberfest this 12 months. A part of the web proceeds donated to non-profit charities. Discover out extra at BlythewoodChamber.com/Oktoberfest.
10. Fall in love with the area
Cayce Fall Fest
Saturday, October 1, 12:00 – 18:00
Granby Gardens Park, 1800 twelfth Road, Cayce, SC 29033
Cayce Metropolis is worked up to announce the return of Cayce Fall Fest! This culturally various occasion can have many enjoyable celebrations together with: stay music, a DJ and dance flooring, native cultural meals distributors, beer and wine, a youngsters zone, face painters, balloon artists, inflatable and far more! This occasion is free and open to the general public!
Native favourite Mystic Vibrations, a reggae group, would be the foremost star of the occasion. Extra stay music from The Accused, a five-piece cowl rock band, and Willie Wells and Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, a bluegrass band all afternoon. Discover out extra by visiting their Fb occasion.
Prepared on your fall journey?
To search out extra of your favourite fall occasions and different occasions, please go to our web site on the Capital Metropolis / Lake Murray Nation Occasions web page. The Midlands affords all kinds of actions, from meals festivals, to arts and leisure, to cultural, historic and up to date points of interest. Cease by the Lake Murray Nation Customer Heart on the historic Lorick Plantation Home to find hidden gems and extra tour concepts, or contact Lake Murray Nation employees at [email protected] for personalised service.