Olympia Fest promises to delight festival goers with history, family fun activities, arts, crafts, live music and a brand new Quarry Crusher Run. The event will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Tours of the Historic Olympia area, (including the Vulcan Materials' Olympia Quarry), narrated by local notables sharing stories of truth and possibly a little fiction, will be available all day. Period docents will also be traveling through the festival sharing stories of the neighborhood's mill history. Tours of the historic Olympia & Granby Mills, which have been converted into contemporary apartment homes, will also be available.
Bring a lawn chair and relax on the green to listen to great local music including Daniel Howle + Firework Show with special guest Bret Mosley, The Reggie Sullivan Band, Tom Hall & the Plowboys, Brittani Gladden, Bob Benjamin, The Agents, and Next Door Drummers.
Quarry Crusher Run
Starting at 10:00, up to 200 runners will run the 3.72 mile challenging terrain through a landscape of granite and stone cliffs to the depths of the Vulcan Quarry in the first ever Quarry Crusher Run. The real test of Columbia's most challenging foot race is the climb back out from the depths, a grueling 1.5 mile climb at a 10% grade. Find out if spots still remain to sign up at QuarryCrusherRun.com.
Olympia Fest will be held in the green space in front of Olympia & Granby Mills Apartments, and entry is free. Quarry bus tours are $5. For more information on parking and other logistics, visit OlympiaFest.com.
Stay up to date with Olympia Fest on Facebook and Twitter.
Historic Olympia Hosts Family Festival
Posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:12AM
- Alli Finkelston (41)
- Amanda Wynn (16)
- Columbia, South Carolina (6)
- Dayna Cantelmi (114)
- Guest Blogger (24)
- Kat Leitner (13)
- Kelly Barbrey (1)
- Kelsey Carmichael (3)
- Kim Jamieson (5)
- Mandi Engram (95)
- Mary Elkin (10)
- Meredith Almond (95)
- Paige Cooper (7)
- Renée Williamson (48)
- Sarah Katherine Shearin (49)
- Blogger Import (12)
- The New Adventure Hot Spot (8)
- The New Artistic Hot Spot (44)
- The New Culinary Hot Spot (44)
- The New Game Day Hot Spot (7)
- The New Historic Hot Spot (30)
- The New Holiday Hot Spot (56)
- The New Kid-Friendly Hot Spot (33)
- The New Romantic Hot Spot (7)
- The New Southern Hot Spot (123)
- What's Hot This Weekend (204)
701 Center for Contemporary Art City of Columbia Colonial Life Arena Columbia Children's Theatre Columbia Marionette Theatre Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Columbia Museum of Art EdVenture Children's Museum Finlay Park Historic Columbia Foundation Koger Center for the Arts Main Street McKissick Museum Nickelodeon Theatre Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Robert Mills House & Garden Saluda Shoals Park Soda City Market South Carolina State House South Carolina State Museum Town Theatre Township Auditorium Trustus Theatre University of South Carolina University of South Carolina Gamecocks