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Downtown Orangeburg Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Orangeburg Farmers’ Market will open Tuesday, May 3rd at 3pm. The 2022 season will continue every Tuesday from 3pm until 6pm until August 30th with the exception of Tuesday, April 5th. The market takes places at the Downtown Market Pavilion located at 1326 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115. 

The Market is home to over a dozen vendors including local farmers, small business owners, artisans and food! 

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DORA began the Downtown Orangeburg Farmers Market in May 2015 and has experienced exciting growth for entrepreneurs, local farmers, artisans and our growing community. DORA finished construction on the Downtown Market Pavilion that serves as the permanent home for this Market. New vendors are welcome to join the 2022 Market Season! Please review the Handbook below and follow the link for the vendor application.

Downtown Orangeburg Farmers Market Handbook

Downtown Orangeburg Farmers Market Vendor Application


A Taste of the Market

The Taste of the Market A Farm to Table Dinner delivers a sensational locally-sourced meal in the middle of Downtown Orangeburg’s Historic District. 

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The Taste of the Market A Farm to Table Dinner Experience presented by Piggly Wiggly will deliver a sensational locally-sourced meal in the middle of Downtown Orangeburg’s Historic District on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Proceeds will support the Downtown Orangeburg Farmers Market. The meal itself will be a full four-course dinner, prepared by a Dupre Catering. Farm-to-table dinners have often taken place on the farm in an intimated field or orchard setting, but we have developed ours into a larger community event to shine a spotlight on our local farmers.

Aside from providing a historic dining experience in the heart of Downtown Orangeburg, the farm-to-table dinner will raise operating capital for the Downtown Orangeburg Farmers’ Market and showcase the markets’ location in the heart of Historic Downtown Orangeburg.

We feel like this event will not only deliver a sensational meal in our historic district, but also give attendees a chance to see and learn firsthand how farmers capitalize on one of Orangeburg County’s number one industries: agriculture! Orangeburg is literally surrounded by fields brimming with agricultural bounty.

The event will be held at the Downtown Market Pavilion which serves as the home to the Downtown Farmers Market. Guests will arrive at 6:30 to enjoy a cocktail hour with the first course scheduled to be served at 7:30 pm. This event will be like none other in Orangeburg, picture yourself at the Downtown Market Pavilion – tables set for dinner, live music from The Promise Land Band , cold drinks on ice and friends all around ready to enjoy a freshly prepared meal.

At this time sponsorships are now available. Farm to Table Sponsorship Opportunities 2022
Individual tickets will go on sale on Tuesday May 24th. Tickets can be purchased at the Downtown Farmers Market every Tuesday from 3pm – 6pm or by emailing candice.roberson@orangeburg.sc.us.


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:


Title Sponsor                                                                                                                      Event Sponsor



Bar Sponsor                                                                                                   Mason Jar Sponsor


Band Sponsor

Until  Next  Year

Below is a list of events held in downtown Orangeburg during 2021! As we plan for 2022 we will update with dates and details. We hope you can join us in 2022! 



Food Truck Festival LogoFood Truck & Craft Beer Festival

This annual event showcases a variety of food trucks from throughout South Carolina along with Craft Beer Tasting and live entertainment. Information on the 2021 event coming soon! 


Scarecrows on Russell Street

Downtown Orangeburg celebrates the Fall season with our Annual Scarecrow Contest.
Event Date: October 11, 2021 – November 5, 2021
Entry Registration: NOW!! (Space is limited)

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The Contest is open to businesses, clubs, organizations, individuals and families. There is no entry fee.

Judges will choose first, second, and third place. The general public will be voting on People’s Choice via Facebook and during the Spooktacular Boo Bash on Saturday, October 23rd. Winners of first place & people’s choice will receive a prize.


  1. This is a family-friendly event. Scarecrows can be humorous, lovable, whimsical, but not frightening or distasteful. Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (DORA) has the right to reject any and all scarecrows that they deem offensive or inappropriate.
  2. Scarecrows will be mounted to a lamp post along Russell Street, and locations will be assigned at registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Installations will take place beginning Monday, October 11th and must be completed by Wednesday, October 13th.
  4. Materials must be firmly attached to the scarecrow so displays can withstand the sun, wind, and rain. Scarecrows must be secured by zip ties or string. (NO metal or wire allowed on any Downtown fixture.)
  5. Please remember your display will be unattended. DORA is not responsible for any items that are stolen, lost, or damaged.  YOU assume responsibility for your entire display.
  6. All entries are asked to place a waterproof sign on their scarecrow with their business name.
  7. All entry pictures will be posted on the DORA Facebook Page on Thursday, October 14th for People’s Choice voting.
  8. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 5th.
  9. STRICT RULE: All entries will be removed by Monday, November 8, 2021. Entries not removed by this date will be taken down and fully disposed.
  10. You are required to check on your scarecrow periodically to make sure it remains in presentable condition. DORA is not responsible for upkeep of any display.

Scarecrows Flyer Entry Flyer 2021

Downtown Scarecrow Contest Entry Link


Downtown Spooktacular Booo Bash

This event will feature downtown business specials from participating businesses, an arts & crafts vendor hall at the Downtown Market Pavilion, food vendors and family activities on the Square, a costume contest, trick or treating, music and activities throughout the 1100 and 1300 block of Russell Street and a shopping incentive activity with a prize.

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FREE Community Event! Check back for sign up information and activities listings! 


Taste of Orangeburg

This Annual event showcases local restaurants, caterers and non-profits. Unfortunately due to the increasing COVID19 concerns in our community the Annual Taste of Orangeburg event will be cancelled for 2021. We hope to return in 2022.


Messiah by Claflin University

Due to COVID-19 the 2021 performance of Messiah by Claflin University has been cancelled. We hope to bring this Orangeburg tradition back in 2022. 

Classical music for the Christmas season takes center stage when Claflin University’s Concert Choir and members of the Orangeburg community present George Friedrich Handel’s Messiah. Information coming soon on the 2021 performance date! 


Downtown Christmas Open House & Market                       

Join us for Annual Downtown Christmas Open House & Market on Saturday, December 4th from 11am – 2 pm. Downtown shops and stores will be rolling out the welcome mat for you! Explore what downtown has to offer during this event! Shops will be open for you to find Christmas gifts.

A vendor holiday market will take place at the Downtown Market Pavilion. 


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Participating Businesses & Specials will be updated soon! Vendor application for the Christmas Market @ the Downtown Market Pavilion can be found below: 

Christmas Market Vendor Application


St. Patrick’s Festival                       

St. Patrick’s Festival will take place on March 11, 2022 featuring live music from Flashback! Food trucks, vendors, live music, & more! 

Vendor Application


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The celebration will feature music and dancing on the main stage. Bring your lawn chairs, but don’t forget your dancing shoes. Children ages 12 and under dressed in GREEN will be given a special gift from our very own Downtown Leprechaun. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Adult beverages will be available with proper identification. This is one event you won’t want to miss!  


Annual Meeting & Oyster Roast

Join us on Saturday, March 26th as we celebrate our accomplished over the past year, as well as unveiling our 2022 implementation plan. Tickets can be purchased at Ford’s Tire & Automotive (1680 Russell St), from any board member or by calling the DORA office at 803-531-6186. 

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Spring Fest                       

Join us for Spring Fest in Downtown Orangeburg!! This year Spring FEST will be a weeklong celebration featuring a downtown scavenger hunt, business specials & a vendor market on Saturday.  

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This year Spring FEST will be a weeklong celebration!
New this year! Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Have fun doing this family-friendly scavenger hunt in downtown Orangeburg! Search downtown businesses to find all 12 spring time friends! Do the scavenger hunt in one day or take your time while visiting the fabulous businesses located in Orangeburg’s downtown district.
Prizes! Find all 12 friends for a chance to win one of five $20 gift cards to your favorite downtown business. Forms must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 10th.
Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Business Specials!
Participating downtown businesses are offering special treats the whole week! Step into shops and restaurants for springtime shopping.
5th Avenue Fashions 
Andrea & Co Jewelers – Free jewelry inspection 
Ford’s Tire & Automotive – $15 off alignment 
New Evergreen – 10% off total purchase 
Orange Cut Rate – Mask & disinfectant 2 for $1
Orangeburg County Library 
Palmetto Office Supply – Free desk calendar with $10 purchase 
Prime Nutrition – Save $1 on all iced coffees
Star Beauty – Avon deodorant 2 for $5
Tea Thyme – Tea Thyme travel mugs for $7.95 with a coupon for a free fill of coffee or tea. Mugs receive $1 refills
Unique Gatherings
Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law
Vendor Market!
Join us Saturday, April 9th from 10am – 2pm at the Downtown Market Pavilion for a springtime vendor market!

Festival of Roses Street Dance

Join us on Friday, April 29th for the Annual Festival of Roses Street Dance in downtown Orangeburg! The street dance features live music from Terence Young Party Band, food trucks, vendors & adult beverages! See below for more info! 

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Vendors are now being accepted! Vendor Application


Downtown Orangeburg Car Show & Craft  Fair

The Downtown Orangeburg Car Show & Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 10am – 2pm at the Downtown Market Pavilion. Join us for a full day of family fun! 

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The annual Car Show & Craft Fair is a family fun event with activities and entertainment for all ages! In addition to the myriad of antique cars that are on display for judging, there is also music, food vendors, door prizes, activities for kids and a fan belt toss! There is a slight fee to register a vehicle, with a discount if the vehicle is registered prior to the day of the event.

Presenting Sponsor Ford’s Tire Pros

Ford Tire Pros

Want to enter the show? Click the following: Advance Registration

Want to be a vendor? Click the following: Vendor Registration

Want to be an event sponsor?  Click the following: Sponsorship Packages 2021