5 Things to Do In Blythewood, South Carolina: Golf and Horseback Riding

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Blythewood is known for its festivals, golf courses, and equestrian venues. Regardless of your interests, you’ll be able to find an activity in this town that suits you. Grab a glass of sweet tea and take a look around!

1. Catch a rodeo, concert, or festival

Posted by Rosewood Crawfish Festival on Saturday, 7 May 2016

Known for its festivals, Blythewood is full of events all year round. Check out the Township Auditorium and the Colonial Life Arena for the latest concerts and shows, including Jerry Seinfeld, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and local artists.

The Blythewood Rodeo is held annually, in June. You’ll be able to watch bull riding, barrel racing, and other rodeo events, up close. Tickets are 14 USD for adults, 7 USD for kids, and kids five and under, enter for free.

Check out nearby events like the Rosewood Crawfish Festival for great seafood, the Columbia Blues Festival for jazz music by local and nationally recognized artists, and the Tasty Tomato Festival, where you’ll eat tomatoes prepared every way imaginable! The summer is an especially busy time for festivals in the area.

Township Auditorium

Address: 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 2920

Price: from 20 USD

Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-12am

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: Accessible by a 25 minute drive from Blytheville to Columbia.

Contact: +1 803 5762350

Near by Food: Blue Marlin

Website: Township Auditorium

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2. Support local businesses at the Blythewood Farmers Market

Posted by Blythewood Farmers Market on Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Farmers markets are a great activity - not only do you get to support local businesses, you get to see a whole new side of the town you’re visiting. Even if you don’t see anything that catches your eye, you’ll get to chat with locals and learn about life in Blythewood.

Buy farm-fresh eggs, grass-fed meat, and freshly baked bread. Sample freshly-roasted coffee and home-brewed kombucha. Explore the market for items such as paintings, handmade jewelry, and hand-crafted soaps.

The farmers market puts on shows and demonstrations from time to time that you can enjoy while you shop. You might get to see a local band perform, watch a martial arts demonstration, or see a dance performance. Best of all, there’s no admissions fee to enter, so you can simply browse and sample to your heart’s content if you don’t wish to buy anything.

Blythewood Farmers Market

Address: 171 Langford Rd, Blythewood, South Carolina

Opening Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: Accessible by car. Located within Blythewood.

Contact: +1 843 6971733

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3. Pick up a club and play a round of golf at University Club at Cobblestone Park

Posted by Cobblestone Park Golf Club | Blythewood, SC on Friday, 12 September 2014

A visit to Blythewood is the perfect time to hone your championship golf skills. Luckily, the University Club at Cobblestone Park is located right in Blythewood, with a beautiful, 27-hole course. The course has even been voted one of the best in the Midlands. Starting at 30 USD, you’ll be able to purchase a round of golf, though the prices are steeper on the weekends.

When you’re done with your golf game, you might consider dropping into the 28,000 square foot (2,601 square meter) clubhouse, which houses Alexander’s at Cobblestone Park, a luxury restaurant. If you’re not a golfer, Alexander’s is worth stopping in just for a meal, and you’ll be able to eat while overlooking the beautiful golfing greens. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm. Keep in mind that reservations are required over the weekend. Try dishes like their margarita flatbread, classic shrimp and grits, or chicken Francaise.

University Club at Cobblestone Park

Address: 1298 University Parkway, Blythewood, SC 29016

Price: from 30 USD

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm. Call for tee times.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: Accessible by driving. Located within Blythewood.

Contact: +1 803 7142609

Near by Food: Alexander’s at Cobblestone Park

Website: Cobblestone Park Golf Club

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4. Enjoy nature at Doko Meadows Park

Posted by Doko Meadows Park on Tuesday, 27 December 2016

With 22 acres (9 hectares) of nature to explore, Doko Meadows is one of Blythewood’s most beautiful attractions. If you’re looking for a calm, relaxing stroll, you’ll find it here. A walking trail stretches around a serene pond, and benches invite you to stay to watch the sunset.

If you’re a fan of fishing, bring your rod and reel and cast into the lake. You’ll find it stocked with bass and bluegill. Otherwise, bring a soccer ball to kick around in the fields, or plan a picnic under the pavilion.

Doko Meadows Park

Address: 171 Langford Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016

Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by driving. Located within Blythewood.

Contact: +1 803 7540501

Near by Food: Doko Smoke BBQ.

Website: Doko Meadows Park

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5. Taste barbecue bliss at Doko Smoke BBQ

Posted by Doko Smoke Barbeque on Saturday, 26 September 2015

Strolling down the walking path at Doko Meadows Park, you might catch a mouth-watering smell wafting over from the neighboring BBQ joint. South Carolina is known for its excellent barbecue, and Doko Smoke Barbecue is no exception. Walk on over and check it out!

Doko Smoke Barbecue is a casual restaurant, and you’ll have the option to dine in or carry out. Order classic dishes such as ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. You can also order sandwiches, and all meals come with classic country sides. Choose from mac ‘n cheese, green beans, coleslaw, or hash and rice. On Fridays, you might notice the restaurant seems to be packed - that’s because the brisket plate is only available on Fridays.

The restaurant is only open Thursdays and Fridays from 11am-7pm and Saturdays from 10:30am-2pm.

Doko Smoke BBQ

Address: 408 Main St, Blythewood, South Carolina

Price: from 10 USD

Opening Hours: 11am-7pm Thursdays and Fridays. 10:30am-2pm Saturdays. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Access: Accessible by car. Walking distance from Blythewood’s Doko Meadow Park.

Contact: +1 803 736016

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Don't miss the BBQ in Blythewood!

storm clouds over Blythewood
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Blythewood is a beautiful, South Carolina town, full of history and natural scenery. Try your hand at a golf game, eat some brisket, and don’t forget to catch a festival or rodeo while you’re in town.

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