- The Fair
- Football Parking
- From Field To Fair
- Events & Facilities
My fellow Columbians,
The Fair runs from Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 20, and as fairgoers converge on our city from throughout the Midlands, across the state and around the country; we're excited to take advantage of this signature opportunity to show off our Southern Hospitality.
As our most popular annual event, which also happens to be our State's largest event, the South Carolina State Fair has grown to become a shining example of our love of collaboration, celebration and participation!
One of my goals as Mayor has been to maximize Columbia's cooperation with the State Fair as a partner for our community – making possible important events like the Share at the Fair food drive with Harvest Hope and SC Mission 2012 and 2013 providing free medical care area residents. The Fair is also a year-round supporter of our educational environment with the "Field To Fair" program and their renowned "Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program."
This year's Fair has a fantastic line-up for its Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series, and true to its commitment of financial and cultural support of our community, it will spotlight more local and South Carolina talent than ever before, and in partnership with IndieGrits, it will host a 48-Hour Film Blitz, showcasing the creative talents of our up-and-coming filmmakers.
I invite you to spread the word and invite your family and friends to discover the best of South Carolina. Well over 100,000 "out-of-market" visitors make their way here for the Fair – and to explore our other world-class attractions – shopping here, eating here and generally enjoying our Famously Hot hospitality.
Let's take this opportunity to be friendly and welcoming, positive and kind, and all work together to help people Find Their Happy in Columbia, SC. Let's show the world what we mean when we say proudly: "We Are Columbia!"