COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Thousands of people came together on Saturday to celebrate a southern staple.
The 4th annual Cornbread Festival, put on by the North Columbia Business Association, kicked off inside Spirit Communications Park. There were more than a dozen varieties of cornbread including sweet potato and jalapeno.
There was also cornbread cook-offs and live music.
"Like rice, it is a staple. Going back to the colonial days and back when Native Americans taught us how to use maze to and making sure that we knew how to make cornbread, it was a survival food," said Donald Gist, Chairperson of the North Columbia Business Association.
The North Columbia Business Association says they believe more than 12,000 people attended the festival. All of the money raised goes toward helping victims of domestic abuse.