Columbia Chamber Supports MetLife’s Fresh Fest in Columbia

Looking for a way to get involved in Columbia’s health and wellness causes in the community? The S.C. Fresh Fest is great way to do just that. On Saturday, June 2, the Columbia Chamber will attend the MetLife-sponsored event Fresh Fest. Fresh Fest is a “run, play, and enjoy” environment at the S.C. State Farmer’s Market featuring food, children’s activities, and both a 10K and 5K run for charity.  One hundred percent of the profits of Fresh Fest will be donated to causes that focus on the health and wellness of Columbia’s youth, families and overall community.

The festival is a part of a greater program called Active Carolina, which is also aimed toward taking action against unhealthy habits in the community. “In today’s fast paced society, it’s more important than ever to bring communities together for the common good to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others” said Tim Goldman, event director for the Active Carolina Organization. As a part of this organization, Fresh Fest makes a call to action to the Columbia community to stand up for health and wellness awareness in a fun and friendly environment.

Other sponsors for the event include the Special Olympics S.C., Famously Hot Columbia S.C., the American Diabetes Associationand many more. The Farmer’s Market is located at 3483 Charleston Hwy. in West Columbia, where the gates will open at 7 a.m. For more information, go You can also email questions to or call Tim Goldman at (803)-546-0116.


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