Be part of Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage!

Be part of Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage!

Be part of one of the Midlands’ most-anticipated festivals as an entertainer, demonstration artist or vendor at Historic Columbia’s 36th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Historic Columbia is searching for entertainment acts that reflect Jubilee and African American heritage, such as drum and dance groups, gospel, blues and spoken-word acts, and for demonstration artists who can demonstrate and engage guests in crafts that reflect African American arts such as basket weaving, print making or indigo dying. The deadline for entertainment registration is June 30, and the entertainer application form is available at Interested demonstration artists should apply at

Associations, churches, civic/service groups, health/medical organizations, charities and other businesses are all invited to participate in this year’s Jubilee. The cost to participate is $25 for nonprofit vendors, $55 for marketplace vendors and $125 for food vendors. Spaces are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. One table and two chairs are provided at no charge; additional items such as electricity, extra tables and extra space are available for an additional charge of $15 to $25.

Vendor application forms are available at, and the deadline for registration is Aug. 8. Please send vendor applications to

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage celebrates the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of the Mann-Simons family. The festival is free and open to the public, running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the historic Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland St. For more information about Jubilee and the Mann-Simons Site, please visit

About Historic Columbia Foundation:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit for more information.