Soda City Market

Soda City Market, Columbia: Hours, Address, Soda City Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Soda City Market
4.5
Flea & Street Markets • Farmers Markets
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Soda City Market is a producer-only market — vendors must make or grow their own products (including out of season/exotic fruits and vegetables, antiques, and vintage items). Everything sold at our market is unique, hand crafted, and produced in the Southeast. The market fields an average of 150 vendors per week, and over 400 unique vendors throughout the year! Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find everything you need to nourish your brain, body, and belly—and help establish Columbia as the real southern hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Soda City Market is a microcosm of Columbia, a melting pot of cultures, and an inviting community experience worth making a part of your regular weekend routine.
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA686 contributions
A neat mix of food and craft vendors
Mar 2021
We were staying in a hotel about a block from Main Street, so on Saturday morning, checking out the Soda City Market was a natural addition to our visit.

They cordon off 6 - 7 blocks along Main Street for this festival - which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, year around. The vendors who line the street are a mix of food trucks, craft vendors, performance artists, and etc. We spent a bit over an hour looking over booths. It was chilly the day we visited, but would probably be nice during much of the year.

We found some food vendors for our lunch. I got some Indian food while my wife got a set of 3 large empanadas. We ate on the stone steps of some hotel / condo.

Were I in Columbia again on a Saturday morning, I would definitely make time to browse the stalls and get lunch here.
Written March 28, 2021
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SAGM
Essex, VT11 contributions
Great Saturday Market
Jan 2021 • Family
We were here on our second visit to Columbia. This time to move our kid into USC. Good vibe, friendly vendors. Lots of food and coffee with some local crafts. Enjoyed some live music playing as well. It was a brisk, sunny day in January. We were not sure if parking, so we did pay to park in a garage; not sure if options. Hope to figure out for next visit.
Written January 11, 2021
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John L
Sumter, SC792 contributions
Very good
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very good but we got there late. The close at 1pm. Lots of different food trucks and craft vendors. Confusingly, there are two listings for this here on TA.
Written August 15, 2020
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rachael s
Cleveland, OH117 contributions
Nice Street Market
Jun 2020 • Family
Beautiful, well shaded, urban street lined with food trucks and other booths offering produce, flowers, dog treats, art, pottery etc. We arrived around 12:45 and sad to see some vendors already packing up. We had a nice stroll looking at the booths and a few snacks... until my 3 year old had to potty and we discovered there were no public facilities, the front desk attendant at the Marriott refused to allow us entry, Starbucks was closed, and the other restaurants would only allow customers to use restrooms. Hopefully the organizers will address this oversight for future.
Written June 27, 2020
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coco928
Chapin, SC157 contributions
Must do in Columbia!
Sep 2019
Soda City Market is my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning! Local vendors, farmers, food trucks and artists gather and set up small “pop up” shops to sell their products. You can get a whole box of produce for about $10. All different types of food and cute goods to buy. Even if you don’t eat or shop the bustling Main Street area is lovely to walk through. Dog friendly, kid friendly! Don’t miss it!
Written March 27, 2020
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AvG
South Carolina94 contributions
A must-do experience
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a must if you're visiting the area or have recently moved here. Bring your pup!! There are tons of dogs every weekend. The vendors offer awesome, handmade, unique items. The popcorn stand is something you absolutely have to stop and try. Plus, come with an appetite. The food is incredible!!
Written March 6, 2020
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Awe, our hearts just melted. Thank you for this sweet review! You so perfectly described the market. :)
Written March 9, 2020
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kcog2017
Columbia, SC8 contributions
Street Market Fun!
Feb 2020
Soda City Market on Saturday mornings in Downtown Columbia is a refreshing change to typical. Varied vendors galore. My favorite is Kyle's Pottery. Original designs and beautiful workmanship.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We went ahead and shared your kind words with Kyle. See you this upcoming weekend too?
Written March 9, 2020
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CenFLGuy
Saint Cloud, FL295 contributions
Nice Experience
Feb 2020
I had the chance to check out the Soda City Market while in town. There was a lot of people selling locally made products and locally grown produce. There was quite a lot of variety of stuff you can purchase and look at. I highly recommend checking out the Soda City Market if you’re in town. It’s a great glimpse into the culture of Columbia and the state of South Carolina as a whole.
Written February 17, 2020
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You really get us. Thank you! It looks like you're from Central Florida. Have you checked out the market around Lake Eola? That used to be my stomping ground for a year or so. See you back in Columbia soon? Bring your friends and let's make it a Soda City street party!
Written February 25, 2020
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Calvin G
3 contributions
Soda City Super
Jan 2020
Two blocks of Main St. closed off and packed with food trucks, coffee tents, craft huts and street musicians; what's not to love? If you happen to be downtown on Saturday morning, it's worth the stroll; something new every week.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you so much! Just wait til we expand the 3 blocks and then 4 blocks later this year! Stay tuned.
Written February 11, 2020
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Expedition713255
5 contributions
Nice Saturday Morning
Nov 2019 • Family
First timer, to Columbia downtown and Soda City. Musicians, lots to eat, hand made goods, lots and lots of friendly dogs. Did some site seeing as well. Convient, friendly, safe and historical.
Written December 1, 2019
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Hi! Thank you for taking the time to visit Soda City and review it. Your thumbs up for our city means the world to so many of us who thrive on the local, authentic experience Columbia has to offer residents and visitors alike. Come back soon!
Written December 9, 2019
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Soda City Market is open:
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM