A Guide to the Trinity Bazaar
9:00am – 2:00pm
The Bazaar takes place throughout the Cathedral campus. Use the maps, event summaries and times below to plan your visit. A parking map appears at the bottom of the page.
Bazaar Map – Satterlee Hall, Children’s Carnival, Bazaar Cafe, Trinity Stage, Gardening Booth, Artisan Alley
Bazaar Map – Trinity Center
Tours of historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Trinity was founded over 200 years ago. The gothic revival church is modeled on York Minster in England, and appears in the National Register of Historic Places.
Trinity offers a host of stories and beautiful features, including a collection of beautiful stained glass windows (some of which are attributed to Louis B. Tiffany). The graveyard serves as the final resting place for many notable South Carolina and Columbia citizens.
Tours take place throughout the day. Docents will greet you at the front door on the Sumter Street side. There is no fee, though donations are happily accepted.
Children’s Carnival on the Cathedral Lawn
Fun and games throughout the day! Paint rocks, make slime, and Cocky is coming for a visit from 11:00am-12noon! We’ll also have a few special activities:
- Live Pony rides from 10:00am-12:00noon, $1.00 ticket.
- Train rides from 9:00am-2:00pm, $1.00 ticket.
- Bounce castle with slide from 9:00am-2:00pm, $1.00 ticket.
- Face Painting takes place from 10:00am-1:00pm, $1.00 ticket.
- Balloon man making balloon animals, $1.00 ticket.
- Sno cones and popcorn from 9:00am-12noon, $1.00 ticket each.
Provisions & Crafts in Satterlee Hall
Trinity is a wealth of talent. The women of Trinity have baked, cooked, pickled, jammed, sewn and crafted throughout the Bazaar’s life. We’re still at it.
Find Homemade pickles, relishes, baked goods and frozen foods to heat and serve. Find Handmade needle-worked crafts, designer and hand-crafted home decor, and an array of curated gift baskets ready for giving. Arrive early! This area sells out quickly.
Don’t miss the Jubilee Cookbook. This Trinity favorite is back for a second printing. Originally created for the 50th anniversary Bazaar, it features over 100 years of Trinity recipes:
- Old southern: hush puppies, fried chicken, biscuits, green bean casserole, berry salad, and lemon squares.
- Unique: Ginger Spread, Date Loaf, Mardi Gras Cake, Peanut Cake, Coffee Jelly.
- Sentimental: Jello salad, nutmeg toast.
- Historic: sourdough bread, baklawah
There’s something for everyone! They make great Christmas gifts. Pre-order and we’ll have your copy(s) waiting for you in Satterlee Hall.
Flu Shots, in the Library
Flu shots at the Bazaar are another way to give! Hawthorne Pharmacy donates 50 meals to Harvest Hope Food Bank for each shot given. Trinity parishioner and pharmacist, Charlotte Anderson offers flu shots in the library near the Welcome Center throughout Bazaar Day. Insurance accepted.
Bazaar Cafe & Trinity Stage in the Parking Lot
Enjoy lunch & live music.
The Bazaar Cafe offers barbecue chicken fresh from the grill, baked beans, sweet potato fries, and slaw. If artisan sandwiches are more your thing, you’ll find an amazing shrimp salad sandwich, chips, and more at the Bazaar Cafe! Children’s fare also offered.
Enjoy lunch with the lively sounds of the Trinity Stage. Join Timmy J. and the Shoestring Band featuring Trinity Dean Timothy Jones, Allen Fisher (Blue Iguanas), Robin Halliburton, Jason Schafer, and Dewey Erwin for a Bluegrass throw-down packed with old-home favorites.
We’ve heard there may be a few more special guests! You never know who’ll jump on stage. Want to jam? Bring an instrument or pick one up in the (gently-used) musical instruments booth.
Artisan Alley and Grantees in the Breezeway and Cart Courtyard
Artisan Alley is a crafting launchpad featuring some of the Midlands freshest creative talent:
- A Checkered Past – Nora Floyd’s jewelry is beautifully reworked from vintage, found, & salvaged materials including beads from across the world.
- Awe Shucks – Oyster crosses! Made with love by Rence Best.
- Baxa Boutique – Tracey Baxa offers original wood and metal art, some of which references themes of South Carolina and Lake Murray. Find Baxa Boutique on Instagram and Facebook.
- Brooks Boutique – Luscious, hand-crafted soaps, bath salts, bath bombs, sugar & salt scrubs, lotions, body butter, foaming hand soaps, and more by Maria Brooks. Find her on Facebook.
- Forever Flowers and Bellabeads – Cristina Segarra’s remembrances for loved ones using flower petal jewelry and cookies. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.
- Hidden Truth Jewelry – Ashley Weston returns to the Bazaar with her popular, handmade Christian jewelry. Each is uniquely crafted and inspired by the Lord, with a unique design, natural stones, and a quote from scripture on the back. Find her Instagram and Facebook.
- Kelly Gillespie, Artist – A painter working in acrylics, Kelly inspires on the canvas and through the gold-leaf cross boxes she offers.
- Lynn Baley Jewelry – Lynn’s hand-made jewelry features glass beads, gemstones, and natural stones. Sports fans will love her Carolina and Clemson jewelry.
- UnderWraps Jewelry – Cindy Pearce’s wire-wrapped and wire-weaved pendants, earrings and bracelets are an earthy collection, inspiring for fall. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.
- Women’s Well – These quilts, and quilted & sewn items are created by a collective of needleworkers working out of Wagener, South Carolina. Their work brings a feeling of comfort and home.
Artisan Alley also features budding entrepreneurs:
- BeautyCounter – Hayden Riley represents this skincare company’s line dedicated to putting safer products into the hands of women, men and children. BeautyCounter skin care products are free of known toxins. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
- Pampered Chef – Kellee Griffiths demonstrates these top quality kitchen products guaranteed to cut prep and cook times in half, and to solve other kitchen dilemmas. Find Pampered Chef on Facebook and Instagram.
Also on Artisan Alley, the Bazaar’s five Service Nonprofits Grantee organizations:
The 2018 Trinity Bazaar is a fundraiser for five Columbia service non-profits. Meet members of the grantee organizations, learn what they do, who they serve, and how you can help:
- Alala Cancer Society helping survivors stay in continuum of care,
- JumpStart Prison Ministries life-skills program,
- Sistercare domestic violence recovery,
- Toby’s Place – Oliver Gospel Mission program for women and children,
- Transitions Homeless Center’s life skills program for young adults.
The Gardening Booth
Across the courtyard from Artisan Alley, the Gardening Booth is the place you’ll find growing things – for example, plants, bulbs, trees & bushes for inside and out. Last year we had Papyrus and Swamp Sunflowers! Those who like to play in the dirt will find soil, pots, and gently-used tools. Take the plant fun inside with affordable decorative containers.
Revivals in Trinity Center (the gym on Sumter St.)
Trinity Center is home to Revivals: the Bazaar’s big, annual rummage sale. It contains all things bargain from clothes and decor, to sports equipment, to used musical instruments.
Tucked under the stairs on the first floor, the Musical Instruments Booth features gently-used guitars, drums, percussion instruments, a clarinet, mandolin, drums, even a couple of upright pianos at a price you can afford.
Head to the second floor for new and almost-new designer Fine Threads and gently-used Thrifty Threads. Look around, you may see a few Halloween Costumes in the mix.
Trinkets & Treasures features home goods, toys, sports equipment, furniture, Christmas and seasonal decor, and more. Some shoppers have spent their whole Bazaar day here!
Many arrive at Trinity Center early so they don’t miss a thing. And, many stay late to shop the sale. It’s up to you. Either way, faster check out and credit card purchasing evolve the Revivals shopping experience.
In sum …
If you’ve gotten this far, you’re probably exhausted! We don’t blame you. The Trinity Bazaar packs a lot into one day of fundraising fun.
Soak it all in! And as you head home, know that we appreciate your joining us for our 70th Birthday. Some of you have been with us for many of those 70 years! Drive safely, enjoy your memories and your finds, hug your children, kiss your loved ones, and give thanks for another day.
And as you wrap it all up, give yourself a little pat on the back for making someone else’s life a little easier. We at Trinity thank you. And most of all, the Bazaar Grantees thank you.
Til next year!
Parking volunteers are available to help you find an appropriate parking spot and then find your way to the Bazaar. We are eternally grateful to those organizations who volunteer parking for the Bazaar:
- The Keenan Company
- Goodyear Tire Company
- University of South Carolina
- The City of Columbia
We are also grateful to the Columbia businesses who make the Bazaar possible. Please note their logos alongside or below on this page. We appreciate their contributions and hope you do, too.