Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
5th Annual South Carolina Cornbread Festival
Announcing the 5th Annual South Carolina Cornbread Festival presented by North Columbia Business Association in partnership with the City of Columbia, Richland County, Pepsi and numerous community businesses and organizations throughout the Columbia area.
The event is Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 11am-7pm in Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.
The event will feature an entire day of entertainment, food and fun for every family member and every community! There is a wide variety of live music performances featuring Shag & Beach by the Fantastic Shakers, Blues by Mac Arnold and “Plate Full O’ Blues”, R&B/Pop from Pure Platinum Celebrity Impersonators, Latin Jazz by the Palmetto 5 Latin Jazz Band, Blue Grass by Wayne Capps, and Gospel/Jazz/R&B by Dante’ Lewis.
The kids will love the Corn Muffin Playland and Mini Muffin Playland with FREE carnival rides, plus bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, karaoke, lots of mascots, their own DJ, and more!
The Cornbread Classic Corn Hole Tournament will return as one of the festival highlights with competitors from across the country. A completely re-designed Car&Bike Show will be featured that will delight enthusiasts and both the Gospel Cafe and the Blues, Beer and Wing Garden will make their festival debuts.
Of course it wouldn’t be the South Carolina Cornbread Festival without the Cornbread Cook Off, Cornbread Eating Contest, Cornbread Alley, and the Little Miss Corn Muffin Pageant!
Advance tickets are $5.00 for adults , $2.00 for children 6-12 years of age. Children under 5, Seniors 70 years and up, and our Military with ID are FREE. Please visit our website at www.sccornbreadfestival.com for advance tickets, as well as vendor registration forms and for an entry form for the Car&Bike Show. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
The South Carolina Cornbread Festival benefits the Buddy& Benjamin Literacy program and the North Columbia Revitalization Project. NCBA Executive Director Sabrina Odom states, “The South Carolina Cornbread Festival has a vital purpose which is to help build up the CHILDREN of our community as well as existing and new BUSINESSES in our community. If we continue to come together to support the festival and each other, we can make a difference for both!”
NCBA would like to thank the following sponsors for their efforts in making the South Carolina Cornbread Festival a success: The City of Columbia, Richland County, Pepsi, First Citizens Bank, McDonalds, Chickadees Diner, The War Mouth, Nexsen|Pruet, Harveys Supermarket, Vino Wine Garage, Woodforest National Bank, SC Education Lottery, and Famously Hot.
NCBA is a non-profit association with 501-C status for the purpose of promoting business in North Columbia and allowing businesses to speak as one voice on important business interests. The association also works to bridge the gap of business and community in order to make a difference.