Fun Friday: Fall Festivals Near You!

*Yawn* Is it the end of October already? If only there was something we could do to take advantage of the wonderful fall weather we’re experiencing… What? What’s that? Fall Festivals!? By George! That’s brilliant! Here’s a list of some local fall festivals in the Columbia area going on for the rest of October:

Northwest Family YMCA
1501 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Dates: October 21st
Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Beulah United Methodist Church
161 Beulah Church Road
Gilbert, SC 29054
Dates: October 22nd
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cedar Creek Baptist Church 
1920 Cedar Creek Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
Dates: October 22nd
Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Fish Hatchery Rd. Church of God 
3249 Fish Hatchery Road
Gaston, SC 29170
Dates: October 22nd
Times: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Free Fall Carnival for everyone. We will have free food, rides, inflatables and gospel singing. Everyone is welcome!

Great Commission Ministries West 
1631 Trinity Church Rd.
Alcolu, 29001
Dates: October 22nd
Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Safe, clean family fun. There will be a hayride, bon fire for a marshmallow roast, hot dogs, trunk or treat, candy, games and more. Everything is Free.  Open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church 
2501 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Dates: October 22nd
Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Center Pointe Community Church 
6119 Platt Springs Road
Lexington, SC 29073
Dates: October 23rd
Times: 5:009m – 8:00pm
Free!  Bring your kids and neighbors’ kids out for a safe evening of free fun! Bounce houses, 20-seat swing, giant slide, obstacle course, ponies, hayride, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn.

Blaney Baptist Church 
1400 Blaney Road
Elgin, SC  29045
Dates: October 26th
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Celebrate the Fall with us at our Free Fall Festival Event. We will have Trunk-or-Treat, Hayrides, Sno-cones, Popcorn, Carnival Games, and Crafts. It will be a great family event. Come and join in on the fun!

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church 
2373 Calks Ferry Road
Lexington, SC 29073
Dates: October 26th
Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Family fun: Country Store/Food/Games (Bible Scavenger Hunt-Candy Bar Bingo-Josephs Coat-Hay ride-Jumpy House and many more & Prizes/ Bring peanut butter & jelly donations for LICS.

First Baptist Lexington 
415 Barr Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
Dates: October 26th
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fall Festival “Country Fair”, Trunk or Treating, Rides, Games, Walk thru Jerusalem, Special guest Abraham the Camel, Popcorn, Cotten Candy, Snow Cones. Corndog dinner $2. Pre-register online at

Agape Senior 
2705 Leaphart Road
West Columbia, SC 29169
Dates: October 27th
Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Decorate the trunk of your care and be a part of the fun! Enjoy the atmosphere, entertainment, and of course candy! To participate or for more information, call Brandi Dixon at 939-3000.

Bethel UMC (Pelion Chg) 
811 Peachtree Rock Rd.
Lexington, SC 29112
Dates: October 28th
Times: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Calvary Baptist Church 
500 South Kilbourne Road
Columbia, SC 29205
Dates: October 28th
Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Restoring Hope Foursquare Chester 
157 Pinckney St
Chester, SC  29706
Dates: October 28th
Times: 7:00pm
There will be kid games, food, music, giveaways, and fellowship. All For Free!!! Come join our fun!!! Games are for 12yrs and under. But all ages are welcome to come and join our fun and fellowship with others.

The Bible Temple 
195 Gause Canal Road
Coward, SC 29530
Dates: October 29th
Times: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Open to the Community Slide, Dunk Tank, Hay Rides, Games, Cake Walk, Hot Dog Supper, and more!

Blackstock First Baptist 
907 Durham Rd.
Blackstock, SC 29014
Dates: October 29th
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Blackstock First Baptist 4th Annual FREE Fall Carnival. Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Hotdogs, Hay Rides, Carnival Games, Live Entertainment, Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Something For All Ages!

Columbia Grace Church of the Nazarene 
5403 Pinestraw Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
Dates: October 29th
Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm
We will have inflatables, face painting, cotton candy, prizes games and more. Lunch will be served. Come out to Forest Acres and have a great time with us.

Faith Baptist Church 
2316 Faith Road
Hartsville, SC 29550
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Fun games for kids, Hayride, and lots of food. Good, loving fellowship and fun for all ages!

International Praise Church of God
5071 Percival Road
Elgin, SC  29045
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lots of family fun including Trunk or Treat, bounce houses, hayrides, carnival games, live music, hot dogs, cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn, and Great prizes!

Irmo Church of God 
10215 Broad River Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Lugoff First Baptist Church
106 Longtown Road
Lugoff, SC 29078
Dates: October 29th
Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Park Street Baptist Church 
2204 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Road
Lexington, SC  29072
Dates: October 29th
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Refuge Baptist Church
2814 Lockhart Road
Kershaw, SC 29067
Dates: October 29th
Times: 6:00pm until

Rivelon Baptist Church 
395 Rivelon Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Dates: October 29th
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Come on out and join in on the fun for the whole family with free games, food a hayride and truck a treat for the kids it’s a safe way to have fun for the family and stay safe from the streets.

Second Baptist Church 
40 Center Street
Great Falls, SC 29055
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Everything is free! There will food, games, clowns, giant slides, etc. Come out and have a great time in the Lord!!

Smyrna United Methodist Church 
16 Smyrna Road
Elgin, SC 29045
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Please come join us at Smyrna UMC for our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. We are located at Smyrna Road and Highway 31.

South Congaree Assembly of God 
1008 Church St.
West Columbia, SC  29172
Dates: October 29th
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
We provide a Free, Fun, and Safe environment for the whole family! There’s food, hayrides, puppet shows, games, crafts, and costume contests where everyone wins a prize! Last year we had over 100 God-loving children join us and we can’t wait to see what this year has in store!

State Street Baptist Church 
1420 State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Dates: October 29th
Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
This is our annual gift to the community. Come enjoy this Free wonderful alternative to door-to door truck-or-treating for the families, young and old (please, no scary costumes!) Giant Slides – Jumping Castle – Games and Prizes- “Truck or Treat” – Mini Hayride – Food

Sumter First Church of God 
1835 Camden Road
Sumter, SC 29153
Dates: October 29th
Times: Noon – 4:00pm
Gigantic Blow Up Slide, Bouncy House, Dunkin’ Booth, Horse Rides, Hayride, Trunk or Treat, Cake Walk, Bingo, Costume Contest (no scary ones), Family Pumpkin Carving Contest, Games, Prizes, Candy, Hot Dogs, Snow Cones, Popcorn, complimentary family photo, Cotton Candy and More.

Trinity Baptist Church 
1062 Ridgeway Road
Lugoff, SC  29078
Dates: October 29th
Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Fun for the family! Games, trunk or treat, hayrides, smores. There will be a chili cook-off and a bake off. Come on out!

West Side Baptist Church 
2100 Platt Springs Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Dates: October 29th
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bible Hero Games, Hayride, Bake Sale, Cake Walk, Contests, Games, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Southern Gospel Group Channel 146, and Free Hot dog dinner! The hayride takes riders to field behind church where you will learn different bible stories through skits. Fun for all ages!

Bethel Baptist Church 
2401 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
Dates: October 30th
Times: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Crossroads World Outreach Center 
2606 Emanuel Church Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
Dates: October 30th
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

First Baptist Church of Columbia 
1306 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Dates: October 30th
Times: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Community-wide, Family Fall Festival corner of Sumter and Washington Street in the Heart of Downtown Columbia. Laser Tag, Inflatables, Rides, Games, Costume Contest. Lots of candy. Special Preschool area. Grandstand Stage w/non-stop entertainment. Hot Dogs, Pizza, BBQ, Nachos, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, Icees

First Baptist of Newberry 
1020 Boundary St
Newberry, SC 29108
Dates: October 30th
Times: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Come have lots of fun for Free! We will have a giant slide, obstacle course, cake walk & other games. We will have Free corn dogs, French fries and funnel cakes of course!

First Baptist Church 
107 E. Liberty St.
Sumter, SC 29151
Dates: October 30th
Times: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Word Of Truth Revealing Ministries 
236 B Main Street
Blythewood, SC 29016
Dates: October 30th
Times: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Alice Drive Baptist Church 
Sumter, SC  29150
Dates: October 31st
Times: 6:00am – 8:30pm
Bounce houses, Petting Zoo, Cake Walk, Treat Street, Games, Candy and More. Come celebrate the harvest season with us.

First Baptist Church of Florence 
300 S Irby Street
Florence, SC 29501
Dates: October 31st
Times: 5:30am – 7:30pm
Fall Family Festival: Carnival Games, Cake Walk, Candy and Prizes for ages 12 and younger. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

First Baptist Church Gaston 
121 Oakey Springs Drive
Gaston, SC 29053
Dates: October 31st
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fun for the whole family! Please join us for a giant slide and bounce houses. There will be free corn dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. Trunk or Treat for all the kids. And come enjoy live bluegrass music.

Glenn Street Baptist Church 
300 Glenn Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Dates: October 31st
Times: 7:30pm
Trunk or treat in the parking lot. Free hot dogs and candy for all. Wear your costume and join us!

Life Springs Worship Center 
5630 Platt Springs Road
Lexington, SC 29073
Dates: October 31st
Times: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
This annual family event is free to the public, a small fee will be charged for food. This fun and safe environment is designed for ages 1 – 100. Everyone is welcome. Plenty of well lighted parking is available.

New Heights Church 
5501 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Dates: October 31st
Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

North Columbia Baptist Church
8140 Gray Fox Blvd
Columbia,  SC 29223
Dates: October 31st
Times: 6:00am – 8:00pm
This is a safe environment for kids to have fun and the perfect alternative to knocking on doors of people you don’t know. Games, prizes, tons of great food, candy – lots of candy and it is all Free

Sandy Level Baptist Church 
408 Blythewood Rd
Blythewood, SC 29016
Dates: October 31st
Times: 6:00am – 8:00pm
Trunk or Treat with Crafty Carnival Games

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