Frequestly Asked Questions

Due to the rising cost of producing the festival in the street the event was moved to the fairgrounds to decrease expenses in an effort to provide more funding to community improvement projects.  The decision was also made as a way to reduce the negative impact of the festival on local neighborhoods and non-hospitality businesses.

The festival is still on Rosewood Drive, is produced by The Rosewood Merchants Association and the money raised goes into improving the Rosewood Drive area for residents and businesses.

The SC State Fairgrounds has onsite parking for 4500 vehicles.

It costs $5 to park.

Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.

No, in order to access the event and its vendors you must purchase an admission ticket.

$20 for a 2 ½ pound serving that includes corn cob and potato.

No, if you leave the festival you must buy another ticket to re-enter.

Absolutely the crawfish festival has some of the most dynamic and diverse food choices available.  Over 25 trucks provide many different types of cuisine from many different cultures.


Entry into the festival, access to all food and art vendors, and all of the live music performances.

This year will be the 15th year as a major Columbia festival.

Sunscreen, folding chairs, and blankets are permitted.

YES! (See additional COVID Safety Guidelines for more information).