Festival of Roses

Festival of Roses

For almost half a century the Festival of Roses has offered families the opportunity to enjoy the arrival of spring and engage with vendors from across the Southeast. This year's event promises to continue the tradition with food and fun for all ages.

Join our growing list of sponsors

What's at the Festival?

Food, flowers, and fun!

This year’s 100% free-to-attend Festival of Roses features vendors from all over the Southeast, award-winning food trucks, and family-friendly events of all kinds – from musical performances to bingo.

A wide variety of award-winning food trucks
Musical performances, dance parties, and more
Crafts and clothing from regional vendors
Events from local organizations like the Fine Arts Center and YMCA

Event Schedule

Learn about everything happening at this year's festival.

The Festival of Roses is a three-day festival with events at both the Downtown Pavilion and Edisto Memorial Gardens. Check out a detailed schedule below to learn more!

Festival of Roses Street Dance

Presented by DORA.
May 3, 2024
6PM - 10PM

Join DORA and the community for the Annual Festival of Roses Street Dance in downtown Orangeburg! Kicking off this year’s festivities, the street dance features live music, food trucks, games, and adult beverages.

Vendor forms will be available soon. In the meantime, you can visit the DORA website here to learn more.

For ongoing updates on the Street Dance, be sure to follow DORA on Facebook here.

The Festival of Roses

May 4, 2024
10AM - 7PM

The Festival of Roses begins in earnest with a full day of food, flowers and fun! As guests arrive, the roses will be in full bloom, so be prepared to enjoy the full magic of the Edisto Memorial Gardens!

On Saturday, enjoy performances showcasing dancers, singers, and musicians of all ages. They all share one thing in common — a whole lot of talent! These performances are perfect for a picnic so, so grab a chair and we'll meet you there!

Learn more about becoming a vendor or sponsor.

Festival Schedule

Festival Schedule

YMCA Road Race Registration
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center Shelter
Kids 1-Mile Fun Run
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center Shelter
5K Road Race Begins
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center Shelter
Festival of Roses Golf Tournament
Hillcrest Golf Club
Road Race Awards Ceremony
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Presentation of the Jay Hiers Rose
Garden Stage
10:00am - 7:00pm
Festival of Roses
Edisto Memorial Gardens
Footsteps Dance Academy
Centennial Park Stage
Garden Tour
Information Table
MOVE with Celeste
Garden Stage
Queen and Princess of Roses Introductions
Centennial Park Stage
Tamalyn’s Dance Centre
Centennial Park Stage
Royal Dynasty Dance Team
Garden Stage
Fusion Dance Academy
Centennial Park Stage
The Silver Slippers Dance Troupe
Garden Stage
LaLa Land Academy
Garden Stage
Orangeburg Line Dancers
Garden Stage
Senior Bingo presented by Longwood Plantation
Garden Stage
Garden Tour
Garden Stage
Centennial Park Stage

The Festival continues...

The 2024 Festival Continues with another day of food, flowers, and fun!

Community-Wide Church Service

Presented by DORA.
May 5, 2024
12PM - 6PM

Guests are also invited to join us at the Festival for a community church service, featuring afternoon of prayer and special music led by local churches.

Festival Schedule

Festival Schedule

12:00am - 6:00pm
The Festival of Roses continues with food, flowers, and fun!
Edisto Memorial Garden
Garden Tour
Information Table
Community-Wide Church Service
Centennial Park Stage

Festival Map

Find vendors or events on our festival map.
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We're still building the official Festival Map. Check back soon for more details.
Festival of Roses 2023 Map

Community Events

There’s more happening just outside of the Festival. See what the rest of our community is up to.

Festival of Roses 5K

Presented by the Orangeburg YMCA.
Come run, jog, or walk with us at the Festival of Roses Road Race 5K on Saturday, May 6!
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50th Anniversary Festival of Roses Softball Tournament

Grab some friends and join us for the 50th Anniversary Festival of Roses Softball Tournament. Participants can register now through April 21, 2023!
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Festival of Roses Golf Tournament

The Annual Festival of Roses Golf Tournament returns to Hillcrest Golf Club. The registration deadline is Friday, April 28 so register soon!
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Showcase Orangeburg

Come celebrate the local talent of Orangeburg with the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center! Tickets are $10 for adult non-members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for children under 12.
For tickets, call (803) 536-4074.

50th Anniversary Rose Festival Classic Basketball Tournament

The City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a 50th Anniversary Rose Festival Classic! Sign your 12U or 10U team up or gather your friends and join in the fun!
Learn More

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We're still scheduling our Community Events. Check back soon for more details.

Become a Vendor or Sponsor

Become a Vendor

Without our incredible vendors, the Festival of Roses just wouldn't be the same. Interested in putting your business in front of thousands of attendees from all over the Southeast? Find a list of opportunities under Guidelines & Applications.

For questions, email chopkins@orangeburgsc.net or call (803) 534-6821.

Guidelines & Applications

Find specific guidelines and applications for becoming a vendor at this year’s Festival of Roses. The application deadline to become a vendor for the 2024 festival is April 16, 2024.
If you'd prefer paper/PDF copies of the applications, you can find them here.
Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Festival of Roses offers the unique opportunity to market your business to thousands of attendees from Orangeburg and beyond while supporting our local economy.

If you'd prefer a paper/PDF copy of the application, you can find one here.




10'x10' space to market and sell your product
Booth placement in prime festival area
Logo recognition on signage at Festival entrances
Logo recognition on the Festival website (12k+ annual visitors)
Logo recognition in Chamber email newsletters
Recognition in social media posts across Chamber channels

Vendor & Sponsor List

Find out which restaurants, retailers, crafters, and community groups will be at this year's Festival.


Bath Fitter
CSM Productions/Food Lion
Cecil Mills
Curry Insurance Agency, LLC
Cutco Cutlery
Davis Toyota Of Orangeburg
Get Fit With Gina
Greater Orangeburg Funeral Home
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Legacy of Orangeburg
Longwood Plantation
Montez Haynes Orangeburg County Coroner 2024
Paradise Home Improvements
Renaissance Equity Partners
Renewal by Andersen
SC Deptartment of Children Advocacy
The Litchfield Company
The Max Family Entertainment Center
The Oaks of Orangeburg
UFP Industries
Valley Coach & Logistics Commercial Driver Training School


2 Girls 1 Scruchie
250 Commission
3 Cooks and Amiricle
AARP Orangeburg Chapter #2455
AJM Rentals, LLC
Ailocep and Company
AllPro Promotions
Amazing Grace Mission
Bacon Steak on a Stick
Bee Lee Bags
Bird House By Jan
Brianna's Beads & Beyond
Brown Shuga Soul Food
Build A Bear
Bullets Professional BBQ Catering
CaliCarolina Enterprise
Carolina Novelties, LLC
Coffee and Things
Dazz Orangeburg
Dolphin Wood House
Edible Party Creation
Edisto Habitat for Humanity
Eutaw Springs Battlefield Preservation Trust
Family Health Center, Inc
Glam Dollz LLC
HDP Glass Gardens, LLC
Hardscapes Pavers Plus
I'm A History Digger
International Food
Jehovah's Witnesses
Jo's Creations
K.I.D. Treats, LLC
Lac'ds Boutique, LLC
Locos For Elates
Love Yourself Jewelry
Low Country Creations
Lutheran Services Carolinas
Mack's Poppin, LLC
Marine Corps League Detachment 1259
Marje Craft Boutique
Miki's Creations
Mitchum Creations LLC
Nothing But The Truth Ministry
Orangeburg Area Boys & Girls Club
Orangeburg Area Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce
Orangeburg County Citizens for Life
Orangeburg County Community of Character
Orangeburg Elks Lodge #897
Orangeburg Lions Club
Orangeburg Parks and Recreation
Orangeburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Paradise Fun Party Rentals
Phat Daddy's
Philly Special
Public Safety
Randolph Artisan Italian Ice & Gelato
Rotary Club of Orangeburg Morning
Rowesville Baptist Church
Royalty Jerk Hut and Catering
Save the Children Action Network
Self Care Self Love Oasis
Sheriff Office
South Carolina 811
Southern Sunshine Concessions
Southern Treasures
Sykess Novelties
TM Jewelry
Tay Chips Concessions
The Ice Cream Team
Tickled Pink by Tammy
We Do Treats & More
Wing Station
Yummiez Food Truck
ZZZ's Kitchen
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PO Box 328
155 Riverside Drive, SW
Orangeburg, SC

Phone: (803) 534-6821
Fax: (803) 531-9435
Toll Free: (800) 545-6153