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Bluegrass, Fair/Festival
10th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival
The 10th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival will feature top-quality bluegrass bands including the Sugarloaf Mountain Boys who performed at our very first festival ten years ago. There will also be a free children’s area with bouncy houses and hay rides around the historic track. There will be the always popular festival food, Cloggers, a car cruise in and much more making it suitable for families of all ages. This two day event will give you the best in bluegrass music and Sunday is the Gospel Bluegrass Gathering, which will be an afternoon filled with great food and Gospel music. Sundays Gospel show will begin at 1:00pm gates open at 12pm and is free to all.
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Golf
10th Annual Israel Brooks Memorial Golf Tournament
The 10th Annual Israel Brooks Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 9th (COLUMBUS DAY) at The Country Club of Newberry (CCN), 414 Country Club Road in Newberry, SC. See the attached registration/sponsorship forms. Register/donations can be done online for this milestone event at the website, www.ibrooksgolfsc.com . There will be a Silent Auction and Gala on Saturday, October 7th at 5:30 pm at the Medallion Conference Center. Colonel Chris Williamson of the SC Highway Patrol will be the guest speaker. Visit www.ibrooksgolfsc.com/banquet for details. The Honorable Israel Brooks was the first African-American to serve as a SCState Trooper in 1967. The Newberry Native believed in "educational excellence" and thus, the Brooks Foundation was created and since 2016, has awarded 18 students a cumalative total of $49K in scholarships. The Brooks Family in partnership with the Saint John Baptist Church Family invite you to join the fun and fellowship at the Country Club of NEWBERRY on Columbus Day to continue the legacy!! For more information, call or text 803.600.2315 or 803.550.7562.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Social Event
1st Annual Midnight Masquerade
Midnight Masquerade At the Marriott Hotel in downtown Columbia, SC Join 500 other guests for a night of intrigue and fun. This will be the go-to event for the Halloween season! Attendees should come dressed to impress, and don’t forget the mask. DJ extraordinaire Shelly with Expressions Entertainment will be in the house. As a part of the night’s events, there will be a silent auction to kick off your holiday shopping. Midnight Masquerade will not be complete without a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres and a full-service bar. Be on the lookout for the signature drink of the night. No event is complete without a photo booth to capture the fun with photographer, Kelly Payne. Share your red carpet photos and be ready to rock the night with great food, drinks and entertainment. Last, but definitely not least, we’ll be welcoming a “mystery guest for the evening.” Be sure to bring your A game!
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Community Event
2017 Lexington Craft Beerfest
Bring your taste buds to the Icehouse Amphitheater on October 14 to sample regional craft beers and grab a bite from local restaurants at the 2017 Lexington Craft Beerfest, hosted by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center.   Approaching its second year, the Lexington Craft Beerfest will feature live entertainment by Fantasy - a band that brings together the beach, Motown and smoothed-out R&B sounds that will keep everyone's feet moving!   Tickets are $20 and include all samples of craft beer available, one commemorative glass and non-alcoholic beverages. Must be 21 years or older and present a valid ID upon entry. No exceptions!   Visit www.lexingtoncraftbeerfest.com or the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center to purchase tickets and get more details.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
2017 Walk For Life and the Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon + 5K/10K Races
Walk For Life and the Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon + 5K/10K Races will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Columbia, SC. Beginning directly outside the Columbia Fireflies state-of-the-art minor league baseball stadium and winding through the historic streets of the capital city and along the great Congaree River, this course is one of the most beautiful and scenic available to run in the Southeast. The half marathon begins promptly at 7:15 a.m. and is followed by both a 10K race and a 5K race as well as a 5K walk. Runners may register at www.FamouslyHotPinkHalf.org. Proceeds benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center.
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Fair/Festival
22nd Annual SC Oyster Festival
The 22nd Annual SC Oyster Festival Columbia, SC's largest outdoor oyster roast featuring steamed oysters for sell by the bucket brought to you by PEARLZ Oyster Bar located on the streets surrounding the historic grounds of the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia. If oysters are not your thing, choose from several other food vendors and ice cold beer for sale. Also, don't miss our wine garden and reduced rates on museum home tours. Tickets are ONLY $5 in advance and $10 the day of the festival. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets include admission to festival featuring two stages of live entertainment all day and access to the grounds of Columbia's premier historic house museums. Arts and Craft vendors will be on hand displaying their talents and creations. More detailed information can be found at http://scoysterfest.com/.
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Food/Tasting
30th Annual Chili Cook-Off
The weather cools down, the chili warms up and friends mingle over tasty seasonal brews and local tunes. The 30th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points will be here before you know it, so mark your calendars today! With over 30 chilis to sample, tasty local and seasonal brews, a food truck rodeo, children’s carnival (with a bounce house, mega slide, face painting and more!), and of course, LIVE music, you won’t want to miss this FREE family and pet friendly event!
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World Dance, Latin/Salsa
4th Annual Columbia Salsa Summit
This dance festival features salsa, mambo, cha cha cha, kizomba, bachata, charanga, and guaguanco. Enjoy performances, workshops, social dancing, and more.
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Holiday
A Starry Night
Join us in Five Points on Thursday, December 1st, from 4pm – 8pm, as we celebrate the season with our annual holiday event, A Starry Night. The whole family can enjoy a night full of holiday cheer! Going on in the neighborhood: Visits with Santa! Complimentary hot chocolate Complimentary hot cider at the original Five Points fountain FREE face painting DJ spinning holiday tunes Roaming choral group holiday performances Chance to stroll through all of their favorite Five Points stores, while enjoying sales and specials From shoes and clothing to home goods and wine, Five Points has everything you could possibly want this holiday season. Don't forget to #shoplocal, #shopsmall, and #shop5points!
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Pop
Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter, the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, has started a successful career of his own with his double platinum record, "Aaron's Party: Come Get It."
www.aaroncarter.com/
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