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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

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! 



St. Patrick’s Day Festival                                                         

This annual event takes place in March of each year. Due to COVID-19 the 2021 event is cancelled. 



Spring Fest                                                         

Join us for Spring Fest in Downtown Orangeburg on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am until 2pm. This event features Downtown Specials, Community Yard Sale at the Downtown Market Pavilion and Food Trucks!  

See Event Details below for participating business specials and information on becoming a vendor at the Community Yard Sale. 


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Participating Businesses & Specials will be updated soon! 

If you are interested in participating in the Community Yard Sale at the Downtown Market Pavilion, please see the link to our registration & waiver form. Vendor fee is $20 and includes (1) 10ft x 10ft space, (1) 6ft folding table & City of Orangeburg Garage Sale Permit. Space is limited due to COVID-19. 

Community Yard Sale Registration & Waiver Form


Festival of Roses Street DanceFesitval of Roses

The street dance features  live music throughout the event as well as food and beverages available for purchase. The 2021 Festival of Roses has been postponed. At this time the Festival of Roses Street Dance will be postponed until further notice. 


Downtown Orangeburg Car Show & Craft  Fair

The Downtown Orangeburg Car Show & Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, May 1st 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

Tuesday & 2nd Saturday 

May 11th – 
Aug 24th  


Downtown Orangeburg Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Orangeburg Farmers’ Market is held at the Downtown Market Pavilion each Tuesday beginning on May 11th and extending to August 24th of each year and every 2nd Saturday of the month. 

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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 2021 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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From our 2019 Event….

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 6, 2019. 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 located on the 1300 block on Russell Street, between Middleton and Broughton Streets. 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 standing in Russell Street – tables set for dinner, lights strung above you, live music playing, cold drinks on ice and friends all around ready to enjoy a freshly prepared meal.

Information on our 2021 event coming soon! 


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.