Tuesday, October 16, 2012

USC Gamecock Football

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks have one more week on the road before they return to Columbia, South Carolina for three consecutive home games. Although their school-record, 10 game winning streak has come to an end, the Carolina Gamecocks remain in the Top 10 in both national polls. Join Cocky at Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks and help keep this winning season alive!

Visiting from out of town? Contact the Staybridge Suites Downtown at 866-406-4650, the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570, the Holiday Inn Express at 877-354-7344, or the Hampton Inn Lexington at 800-872-9671 to make your hotel reservations today. These hotels near Williams Brice Stadium feature free hot breakfast, free wireless internet, free parking, and more. Conveniently located near the stadium, restaurants, bars, and more, these Columbia South Carolina hotels offer excellent accommodations for Gamecock home games. Give them a call today and ask for the USC Football rates!

Photo of Tennessee vs USC Football

University of South Carolina vs. Tennessee
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, October 27, 2012

Photo of Arkansas vs USC Football

University of South Carolina vs. Arkansas
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Photo of Wofford vs USC Football

University of South Carolina vs. Wofford
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
November 17, 2012

Whether you are visiting from out of town or you live right here in Gamecock Country, we look forward to seeing you at the last three home games of the season!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events 

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 2012 Columbia SC Events

Columbia South Carolina October 2012 events will give you the scare of your life, bring out your competitive edge, encourage you to relax and unwind with friends, and create wonderful memories for the entire family. There is something for everyone to kick off this fall season and we invite you to participate in all of Columbia's upcoming events. Visiting from out of town? Check out these incredible discounts from our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing you at events happening in Columbia, South Carolina this October 2012.

Columbia SC October Events:

Photo of Halloween pumpkins in Columbia SCHalloween Events in Columbia SC
Columbia, South Carolina features some of the scariest events of the year this October 2012. Put on your favorite Halloween costume and join us if you dare for the scare of your life at Columbia's Halloween events. Many of Columbia's favorite attractions also feature family friendly, spooktacular Halloween activities. Check out our Halloween blog entry for a list of Columbia events, pumpkin patches, and Halloween getaways! 

Live Music in Columbia South Carolina
Hoping to relax with friends after a long day at work? You are in luck! Columbia, South Carolina features live entertainment every day of the week. You do not have to wait for the weekend to enjoy a night out with friends. Check out these local venues for great live entertainment during the month of October:

10/8/12 - Riverboat Gamblers - New Brookland Tavern
10/9/12 - Songwriters Night with David Adedokun - Delaney's
10/10/12 - Thompson Square - SC State Fair
10/12/12 - Hot Chelle Rae with Allstar Weekend - SC State Fair
10/13/12 - Southwood - Wild Wing Cafe in the Vista
10/13/12 - O.A.R. - SC State Fair
10/14/12 - Love Fellowship Choir featuring Hezekiah Walker - SC State Fair
10/18/12 - Boyz II Men - SC State Fair
10/20/12 - Doobie Brothers - SC State Fair
10/21/12 - Jake Owen with Eli Young Band - SC State Fair
10/22/12 - The Toasters - New Brookland Tavern
10/25/12 - Ben Taylor - Tin Roof
10/26/12 - Darius Rucker - Tin Roof
10/27/12 - Halloween Celebration with The Casual Kings - Wild Wings Cafe Vista

University of South Carolina Gamecocks vs University of Georgia Bulldogs
October 6, 2012
Join Cocky at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 6, 2012 to cheer on the Carolina Gamecocks football team as they challenge the Georgia Bulldogs. Tailgate with friends and fellow Gamecock fans at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds and celebrate in the Vista and Harbison all weekend long. Check out our South Carolina Gamecocks football entry for more game day details.

South Carolina State Fair
October 10 - 21, 2012
Make memories that will last a lifetime at the South Carolina State Fair this October 2012. Experience the rides, games, food, and entertainment that keep visitors coming back year after year. Visit the Pepsi Grandstand to watch some of your favorite musicians perform live at the 2012 SC State Fair including O.A.R., Boyz II Men, the Doobie Brothers, and more. Learn more about the South Carolina State Fair and purchase your tickets today!
Lake Carolina's 10th Annual Wine and Food Festival
October 13, 2012
Celebrate the 10th Annual Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival with a Wine Glass 10K, a Kid's 1 Miler, a live band, Chef demonstrations, a Silent Auction and delicious wine tastings, food samplings and more. 2 For the Road brings a blend of country, folk, bluegrass and rock to the music stage, and the Tailgate Tent will be back again so that you can watch your favorite games on the big screen. Learn more about the Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival.

Photo of Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson BiketoberfestThunder Tower Harley-Davidson Biketoberfest
October 13 - 14, 2012
Start each morning at the Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson Biketoberfest with a pancake breakfast and morning ride at this weekend Bike & Car Show in Columbia, SC. This German themed event features a variety of food and entertainment including motorcycle stunt performances, live bands, biker games, kid's games, contests, rocking climbing, karaoke and a huge pre-owned bike sale. The World Famous Stunt Duo Leah Petersen and Aaron Twite will perform at Biketoberfest this year! This is a family friendly event with FREE admission. Call 803-461-1121 for more information.

The Big Mo
Enjoy a double feature for the price of one movie at the Monetta Drive-In Theatre. This authentic Drive-In experience features clear stereo sound through your car's radio, a full service concession stand, a play area for the kids, & trivia contests during intermission. Watch movies under the stars with your entire family on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this October 2012. Find out what's playing this weekend at The Big Mo.

Fall Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co. Bistro
October 16 - 21, 2012 from 5:30PM to Close
Unique, farm-to-table dishes featuring dueling ingredients from local, sustainable farms will be highlighted each evening. Meet the Farmer Happy Hour will be October 16th from 5:30PM - 7PM. Motor Supply Co. Bistro has been serving New World, made-from-scratch cuisine in the Vista since 1989, and supporting small, sustainable farms is Executive Chef Tim Peters' green business mission at Motor Supply. Call 803-256-6687 to make your reservations today.  

Photo of EdVenture Uncorked Event in Columbia SCEdVenture After Dark presents UnCorked
October 18, 2012 from 7PM - 9PM
Pop the cork on pretentious wine tasting parties and join EdVenture for their very first EdVenture After Dark soiree. Tantalize your taste buds at the Jelly Bean Wine Bar where you'll concoct a combination of flavors that mimic the taste of a selected wine. Play it cool and pick up a delicious Wine Ice Pop. Make your way to the craftabulous art station to create your own wine charms or coasters. Swig and sway to tunef rom DJ Jay Magic while you munch on a savory selection of hors d'oeuvres. Call 803-400-1162 for more information.

2012 USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships
October 18 - 21, 2012 and October 25 - 28, 2012
The USTA Junior Team Tennis National Champions feature 16 teams from across the country. Players will compete for a national title in a fun, non-stressful environment, while learning the value of team work and camaraderie. The tournament will tkae place at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center as well as the Lexington County Tennis Complex. Attend the USTA National Championships to see the best Jr. Team Tennis players in the country. Visiting from out of town for this event? Check out these incredible hotel discounts from our local partners.

University of South Carolina vs University of Tennessee
October 27, 2012
Join Cocky at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27th to cheer on the Carolina Gamecocks as they challenge the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Tailgate with friends and fellow Gamecock fans at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds and celebrate in the Vista and Harbison all weekend long. Check out our Carolina Gamecocks blog entry for more game day information.

Columbia SC Events October Special
Photo of fall season in Columbia SC
Columbia SC Events and the Wingate Harbison proudly present incredible hotel discounts for this beautiful fall season. Escape the stresses of daily life and relax with loved ones at the Wingate Harbison hotel. Spend a night or two in the Harbison area of town, surrounded by shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more! The Wingate shares a parking lot with Bailey's sports Grill, sits directly next door to a movie theatre, and is within walking distance to Columbiana Mall. The best part? The longer you stay, the more you save! Book one night at the Wingate and receive a special discount rate of $84 per night. Stay two nights at the Wingate and you are eligible for the incredible discount rate of $79 per night. Call the Wingate today at 800-826-5570 to make your Octboer reservation or visit them online at www.ColumbiaWI.com.
Rates are not valid October 5, 6, 26, or 27, 2012. Other blackout dates may apply. Rates are valid based upon availability, so give them a call today!  

Happy October Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events