The South Carolina Cornbread Festival Returns After a 3-Year Hiatus!

The North Columbia Business Association/North Main (NOMA) District is hosting a Kick-Off for the South Carolina Cornbread Festival to garner excitement for the event. The Kick-Off event will take place this Friday, April 21st, 2023 from 6pm-8pm at Hot Headz Columbia located at 2720 N. Main Street in Downtown Columbia.

“We are excited to host a Kick-Off event this year to get folks excited about the South Carolina Cornbread Festival,” says Sabrina Odom Edwards, Executive Director of NCBA/NOMA. “We thought this would be a great way to bring people down to our district and highlight one of our newly opened restaurants while highlighting some activities that they will experience at the Cornbread Festival.”

Hosted by comedian Timmy Tim, with music from DJ Steele of TruBlu Entertainment, there will be a myriad of fun activities the whole family can enjoy including:

  • Line dancing complete with a contest
  • Cornbread trivia
  • Cornbread eating contest
  • A cornbread prize drop game
  • Cornbread scooter races
  • Prizes, surprises and more!

This year’s South Carolina Cornbread Festival will take place at 2847 N. Main Street in Downtown Columbia in the grassy area in front of the NOMA Community Garden bordered by Anthony Avenue, Drayton and Newman Streets and River Drive. A complete festival map can be found on

The South Carolina Cornbread Festival sponsorship, vendor and volunteer applications are open now! If you would like more information on these opportunities, please email [email protected], call 803.404.3602, or download an application from Sponsorship and vendor applications close on Friday, April 21st.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite here:

For more information on the South Carolina Cornbread Festival, please visit You can also follow the festival on Facebook @SCCornbreadFest and Instagram @SCCornbread1.



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