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Back to the Roots Festival

Join us in celebrating City Roots 10th growing season at the first annual Back to the Roots Festival. Back to the Roots will be the first event of its kind in Columbia. We are taking all the fun hands-on learning experiences you would see at a fair and combining them with great music, food and drinks that you expect from a festival! 

Stay tuned for more info regarding each aspect of the event listed below! 

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor please visit and fill out the vendor inquiry for this event. 

Wine Stations - 

Sour Beer Station - Sponsored by Wicked Weed

Cider Beer Station - Bold Rock Cider and Wicked Weed

Craft Beer Station - Beers coming soon! 

Local Beer Station - sponsored by Hunter Gather

Music - Coming Soon

Heroes Changing Our Plate - Bookselling and signing by USC Distinguished Professor and Ark of Taste for the South Food Historian David Shields, Nat Bradford from Bradford Watermelons tasting and education table, Slow Food Columbia Ark of Taste Table. Historic Columbia Foundation will be selling cuttings of Ark of Taste and heritage Ingredients for you to grow at home. Bookstore, interactive plant website. Films and more! 

Kitchen Classes - Butcher Demo, Quick Pickle Demo, Make Your Own Mustards Demo, Sausage Making Demo

Yarn Bomber Tent - LuLaRoeNALA, 

Yoga Classes - Adult Yoga in the backfield by Theresa Hurt

Energy and Shelter - 

Home - Outfitters with Sandi Owen,

Artisan Products - Two Brothers Jerky

Kids Field - Kids Yoga by Fit Columbia, 

Gardening - 

Bike Valet and Bike Tent - ride your bike and receive a discounted ticket! (More coming) Brought to you by Summit Cycles

Craft Vendors - The Chestnut Elephant,

Food and Beverage Vendors - F2T Catering, Wurst Wagon, Crepes and Croissants, 

Nonprofit Community -


Earlier Event: March 12
March Harvest Dinner