Handmade, Homemade, Vintage & Fun

It’s November 2021 and we’re getting to work for the 73rd annual Trinity Bazaar!

We’ve been canning and pickling, seeding and potting, cross-stitching and knitting, drafting and crafting.

We’ve putting together gift baskets worthy of your mother, lining up tunes for the music lovers, and planning carnival wonder.

We’ve hunted gently worn ‘thrifty’ threads and brand-new fine threads, fab flippable furniture, and auction-worthy vacations, spa services, adventure packages, and fine art.

So, join us on Nov. 13, 2020 ….  you don’t want to miss:


Baked Goods    Breads    Frozen Foods    Jellies    Jams    Pastries    Pickles    Relish    Pies    Biscuits    Quiches    Casseroles


Christmas Stockings (needlepoint, knitted, crafted)    Ornaments    Crocheted/Knit Items    Jewelry    Plant Cuttings/Seedlings    Bulbs    Container Gardens

Vintage (Gently Loved)

Clothing (adult and child)    Furniture    Toys    Household items    Christmas Decorations      Garden Tools, Decor, Containers


Clothing     Home Furnishings    Gifts    Vacations    Adventure  Spa Services and more!

Best of all?
It’s for a worthy cause.

Virtually all of the funds raised at the Trinity Bazaar return to the Columbia community in the form of grants donated to 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organizations. Find more information about the grants, including this year’s recipients, here.

And stay in-the-know. Sign up for email notifications about news, workshops, and pre-sales using the form on this page.

What an Amazing Day – Thank You!

Trinity Bazaar Pickle Pantry

Shoppers get buying and serving tips at the Pickle Pantry.

Thank you so much for making our 70th Anniversary Bazaar a fabulous one!

The rain held off, the food was good, the sales were fine, the music was hopping, and the Carnival was a blast! (Did you see Cocky riding the pony? priceless….)

We’ll have more news about it all in the weeks to come, but for now, thank you for everything!

Ann Gluse
Christie James
Marshall Newton
2018 Bazaar Co-Chairs


Trinkets & Treasures, Thrifty & Fine Threads

Trinkets & Treasures, Fine & Thrifty Threads … Lots of bargains in Trinity Center.




Bazaar Day FAQs

Welcome to the 70th Annual Trinity Bazaar.

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

MAP2018 Satterlee

Map – Trinity Center

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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.

Adults supervise.

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 Map

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

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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.

Two weeks until the 70th Annual Trinity Bazaar!

Oct. 20th is the Trinity Bazaar’s 70th Birthday!
70 years of downtown family fun, entertainment, and shopping to raise funds to help fellow Columbia citizens.

Trinity Bazaar Poster - 70 years of fun!

It’s a one day event you don’t want to miss! Homemade foods, handmade arts and crafts, gift baskets ready for giving, gardening fun, and a host of revivals (new and gently-used clothing, decor, musical instruments, furniture, and various trinkets & treasures)! Artisan Alley introduces the talent and offerings of Columbia’s newer crafters.

And that’s not all. We’ll have a supervised Children’s Carnival featuring live pony rides, a bounce house, games and crafts.

The Bazaar Cafe offers lunch with a little live bluegrass and acoustic music from the Trinity Stage.

And, don’t miss a new printing of our beloved cookbook.  The Trinity Jubilee Cookbook’s classic southern recipes span at least 70 years of Trinity cooking. (Trinity is over 200 years old. We don’t know how old some of the recipes are!)

What else could we add? How about the fact that it’s all for a good cause?

The first Trinity Bazaar took place in 1948. It was a dinner and auction hosted by the women of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to raise funds for Columbians diagnosed with Tuberculosis. 70 years later, we’re still at it.

This year, virtually all of the funds raised by the Bazaar will go to Bazaar Grants for:

It’s going to be a big day … we sure hope you’ll be there!

If you can’t, you can still help us be successful. Make a donation! The Trinity Bazaar is a 501(c)-3 and your donation will be tax deductible. You can even use your donation to honor or remember someone you admire or love.

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We also appreciate goods and services we can offer through our booths. You’ll be in good company. See further on this page for the logos of others who’ve so generously donated. Contact us at TrinityBazaar@trinitySC.org for more information.

And, help us spread the word. Share me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the share buttons below 🙂 And, tell your friends, you know … your neighbors!

The Mysterious History of Hush Puppies.

Do you wonder about the origin of those little southern bites of heaven known as hush puppies? We might be able to help.

Curious about an old recipe for Red Fish Bread we found in the Trinity Jubilee Cookbook, we went researching. And SeriousEats.com did not let us down. Turns out Red Fish Bread is an early name for Hush Puppies. It’s an interesting story:

Recipe for Red Fish Bread, original Hush Puppies
Romeo Govan, born into slavery in the late 1800’s, became known as a freed man for his culinary magic with Red Fish, a common fish in South Carolina rivers.

By the 1900’s, people came from far and wide to Romeo’s riverside frying ‘club’ near Bamberg, South Carolina. They came for his delectable servings of Red Fish and the few bits of cornmeal that he fried in the fish grease.

That cornbread became known as Red Fish Bread. And, while few outside of the fishing community have even heard of Red Fish today, fried balls of cornmeal have become a South Carolina staple. Countless kitchen and campfire cooks have evolved Romeo Govan’s original recipe to include a variety of seasonings such as onion, honey, even jalapeno (am I the only one who thinks Romeo Govan’s name and story belong in a Indie Grits indie flick?).

Trinity parishioner Doug Faunt was a mid-20th century camp fryer. It was his version of Red Fish Bread that appears in the Jubilee Cookbook . It’s a basic, lightly onion-ed recipe that even includes pre-cooking instructions for fireside frying. Check it out! We’re giving you a sneak peek below.

How did Red Fish Bread come to be called Hush Puppies? Now, that remains a mystery. But, please believe – you won’t want to waste these babies hushing your dogs!

And, don’t miss your chance for more classic southern recipes. Pre-order your copy of the limited-edition revival of the Trinity Jubilee Cookbook today. Pick it up on Oct. 20th at the Trinity Bazaar at Columbia’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

We can get it to you after that if you can’t make it, but really, it’s our 70th anniversary so it’s going to be special. You can stop by for a minute ….

Douglas Faunt

  • 2c sifted corn meal
  • 1t salt
  • 2T flour
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1t soda
  • 1/4c onion, chopped
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1c clabber or buttermilk
  1. Sift all dry ingredients together into a bowl.
  2. Add onion, milk, and unbeaten eggs, and stir in all at once until meal mixture is thoroughly moistened.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls into the frying pan in which fish was fried.
  4. Cook until golden brown. If deep fat is used*, breads will float when done.
  5. Drain on paper.
  6. Serve with fried fresh fish.

METHODS USED TO TAKE ON FISHING TRIPS: Prepare and store in advance dry ingredients. In separate container, buttermilk and onion with it. These and 1 whole egg are mixed together for campfire cooking. Or, mix dry ingredients, without soda, plus 3T dried milk. When ready to cook, mix with chopped onion, 1 egg, and 1c water.

Used with permission of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. 2018 Copyright Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.