Jason Rapp

S.C. Farmers Market announces bluegrass festival

It’s not the picking you normally associate with farming or farmers. This kind is much more festive.

In fact, it’s a festival.

The South Carolina State Farmers Market announced a partnership with West Columbia institution Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor to create a family-friendly bluegrass festival at the market.

The inaugural festival will be held this Saturday, Oct. 30, from noon to 5 p.m. The announced featured performers are to include the following bands:

  • Willie Wells & The Blue Ridge Mountain Grass
  • Savannah River Bluegrass
  • Pinehill Ramblers;
  • Blue Faith.

Expect food trucks and, owing to its family-friendly nature, a bounce house will be on site for children. And, owing to it being fairly informal being at the farmer’s market, guests should bring chairs. No coolers are allowed.

Admission is $10 for those 12 and older, and $5 for those under 12. The South Carolina State Farmers Market is located at 3483 Charleston Highway in West Columbia.

For more information, contact Market Manager Brad Boozer at bboozer@scda.sc.gov or 803.737.4664 or Sonia Brazell at sbrazell@scda.sc.gov or 803.737.4614. Reach Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor at 803.796.6477 or billsmusicshop.com.



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