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South Carolina State Fair
South Carolina State Fair
1200 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC , Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 803-799-3387
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South Carolina State Fair - FOOD & FUN!

Ranked as one of the Top 50 fairs in the United States, the South Carolina State Fair offers 12 fun-filled days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides, and top-name entertainment in Columbia every October. Enjoy exciting events like swine races and beauty pageants. Dine on mouth watering barbecue and try interesting new foods like the bacon cinnamon roll or sriracha ice cream. Visit the famous Columbia Rocket or take a ride on the huge Ferris wheel. Wander through exhibit halls and livestock arenas  to see award-winning baked goods, flowers, crafts, and farm animals. From funnel cakes and blue ribbon pies to roller coasters and prize-winning sheep, the South Carolina State Fair helps make memories for more than 500,000 visitors every year. 


Prices -

 Tickets are $10 adults; $7 seniors (55+); children (under 6) and retired or active military enter free. 

Hours -

 Check the operation schedule for hours and information.


  • Nascar Night
  • Swine Races
  • Prince & Princess Pageant


  • Midway games & rides
  • Agriculture, food & flower exhibits
  • Concerts
  • Dog shows
  • Petting zoo
  • American Heritage Pioneer Village


  • how much is parking at the South Carolina State Fair?

    Parking is available for $5 per vehicle (cash only) at the South Carolina State Fair parking lot, located at Gate 6 on George Rogers Blvd. Lots fill quickly, especially in the hours leading up to concert times, so plan to arrive early. 
  • are ATMs available at the South Carolina State Fair?

    Yes, ATM machines are conveniently located throughout the fairgrounds. You can check the fair map to find specific ATM locations.

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