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West Columbia fall offers Rhythm on the River, Fall Back Fest, and seasonal shopping at the Meeting Street Artisan Market

Are you looking forward to some of the traditional events of the West Columbia fall? From music and art to shopping and holiday preparation, there are opportunities to get out and enjoy the season.

Rhythm on the River concerts begin Oct. 13!

In October: The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber presents Rhythm on the River from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Fridays at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. The shows are sponsored by the City of West Columbia.

Tim James, president and CEO of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, said the concerts are a West Columbia tradition.

“After 20 Years of great free music concerts, this year’s fall concerts promise a fun atmosphere for the entire family,” he said. “In addition to the music, look for local intermission acts, food, beverages and “spooky fun” throughout the Halloween month.”

The Rhythm on the River schedule is as follows: Oct. 13th: Van Morrison Tribute Band: One Irish Rover; Oct. 20th: Sensational Epics; and Oct. 27th: Phil Urban Presents Elvis with Full Live Band and Variety Show.

Fall Back Fest is Nov. 3

The 7th Annual Fall Back Fest, on the 100 Block of State Street in West Columbia, is scheduled for 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.

“The Fall Back Fest is a great opportunity to come out and spend some time with your neighbors and catch up with old friends you have not seen in a while,” said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles. “The Meeting Street Artisan Market will be open, too, along with many of the shops and businesses in the River District.”

Fall Back Fest features free live music with Chris Reed and The Bad Kids and Going Commando, live art, a special night edition of the Meeting Street Artisan Market, holiday shopping, and more. 

West Columbia gives you the chance to get out and enjoy the community. Make sure you take advantage of all the fun activities offered. 

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping at the Meeting Street Artisan Market.

The Meeting Street Artisan Market will be open for the Fall Back Fest on Nov. 3.  The Meeting Street Artisan Market will also be open for  the first three Saturdays in December.

Several vendors set up at the West Columbia Meeting Street Artisan Market. Artists, candle-makers, produce-sellers, Jewelry designers, and more populate the market. It is beside West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park at 425 Meeting St. The market is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. 

West Columbia Tree Lighting

The Annual West Columbia Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 1, on the West Columbia City Hall lawn, 200 N. 12th St. 

Traditionally, the Tree Lighting features local elementary school students who participate in a Christmas essay contest.  Winners will read their winning essays or poems.There is also a student artwork contest. The winning artwork entry is featured on the cover of the event program. The top three entries are displayed on the Art on State wall in the Interactive Art Park, 425 Meeting Street.

The program will also include Christmas carols, greetings, and the lighting of the West Columbia Christmas Tree.


  • Eclectic House – 716 Meeting Street
  • State Street Trading Company – 134 State Street
  • Carolina Pottery – 2816 Augusta Road
  • West Point Coins – 132 State Street
  • Old Mill Antique Mall – 310 State Street
  • 763 Antique Mall 763 Meeting Street
  • Three Rivers Antiques – 615 Meeting St 
  • Meeting Street Interiors – 614 Meeting St 
  • Attic Fanatic – 251 Charleston Hwy 
  • ADD VINTAGE – 1217 Augusta Rd
  • Parks Furniture Antiques Ltd – 3131 Sunset Blvd 
  • The Elephant Trunk – 2931 Platt Springs Rd 
  • The Warehouse SC – 312 State St 


  • Grecian Gardens – 2312 Sunset Blvd.
  • Cafe Strudel – 300 State Street
  • Savage Craft Ale Works – 430 Center St.
  • Compton’s Kitchen – 1118 B Ave.
  • Terra – 100 State St.
  • Zesto of West Columbia – 504 12th Street
  • Buttercream Dreams – 1230 C Avenue

Sample of Artisan Market Vendors

  • 22 Memory Lane
  • Alanie Designs
  • BAMF Design Studio
  • Benji Hicks Art
  • Cindy’s Turn
  • Eaddy Acres
  • Earthwear Jewelry
  • Entangled Jewelry
  • Faithful Foods Inc.
  • KLJ Custom Designs
  • One Tribe Designs
  • Q Borough Candle Bar
  • Reveca Camacho Designs
  • Sandy’s Pottery Shop
  • Simply Sugar
  • Symphony of Aromas
  • The Hope Chest

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