Since its inception in 1948, Trinity’s Bazaar has remained true to its mission of donating all proceeds to selected local nonprofits.

The History of the Trinity Bazaar

The first Trinity Bazaar took place in 1948. It was a dinner and live auction to raise funds for Columbia residents who were diagnosed with tuberculosis.

As the Bazaar has grown, we have continued our mission of raising funds to provide grants to a variety of local organizations serving the needs of our community.

The event is a one-day, family-friendly autumn event featuring:

  • homemade foods such as pickles, preserves, relishes, baked goods and frozen foods
  • hand-crafted items for home and wardrobe (think knit, crochet, art, and craft), gifts, plants and decorative items for home and garden.
  • new and gently-used clothing and furniture, musical instruments, household decor, and ‘trinkets & treasures.’

Come to the Bazaar and stock up on collectibles, find dishes for your Thanksgiving table, shop for your Christmas list, and still have money left over for a little something for yourself. 

2023 Grant Recipients

Proceeds from the 2023 Bazaar benefit the following local organizations:

Trinity Recovery – a program of Lutheran Services of the Carolinas: a faith-based Recovery Community Organization that serves those with substance use disorder in Greenwood, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. Staff also provide trainings to other faith providers to become “recovery-friendly congregations.”

Power In Changing: provides diapers and training pants, as well as prenatal supplies, a children’s clothing bank and Family Empowerment Programs to Midlands families experiencing financial hardship.

E.A.R.N. The Right (Empathy, Attitude, Respect, (K)nowledge): equips at-risk youth and those who serve them to self-advocate in educational, workplace and community settings to become responsible, productive citizens. The program is currently housed at DJJ and provides specific programs targeted to help incarcerated youth.

Dianne’s Call: takes a holistic approach to address food insecurity by providing both healthy lifestyle classes and access to natural foods in underserved neighborhoods.

Keepin’ It Real Ministries: assists people experiencing homelessness on their individual journeys toward recovery. The ministry provides Sunday morning worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, prayer, spiritual counseling and Bible studies. They also provide life skills counseling, job search support, Thursday evening meals, clothing, toiletries, and backpacks. For those transitioning into stable housing, the ministry offers a food pantry, furniture and household goods. When funding is available, prescription assistance, bus tickets home and referrals to rehab are also available.