Oct. 9-20, 2024


A Guide to the Perfect Fair Food Filled Week


April 15, 2023 – Tailgate & Walk-In.

April 16 – 22, 2023 – Drive-through Fair Food, with *new* stay and eat option.

April 21 & 22, 2023 – Drive-through & enjoy a movie.

Fiske Fries, and corndogs, and turkey legs, oh my! All of this plus more of your favorite fair foods will be available at the South Carolina State Fair’s 2023 Spring Fair Food Drive-Through. This year, you’re in for a treat because we have more events planned than ever before and we’re here to help you plan the tastiest week ever.

On April 15, 2023, the day before the Spring Fair Food Drive-Through begins, we will have our very first Walk-In Kickoff day from 3-9 p.m.. If you’re a football fan, this is the perfect opportunity to fill up on fair food before the South Carolina Garnet & Black Spring Game which starts at 7 p.m.. We encourage you to mark your calendar for this special day because this will be the only opportunity guests will have to order fair food in a walk-in style. On this day, guests will have the option of parking their car on the fairgrounds starting at 3 p.m. for $10 (entering through Gate 6 located at 901 George Rogers Boulevard.) If guests do not wish to park their cars on the fairgrounds, they are still welcome to walk-in and purchase fair food from our full food and beverage lineup. Picnic tables will be available for guests to dine in.

Protip: Bring your cornhole boards and wear your Gamecock gear for the best tailgating experience.

Starting on April 16, 2023 and running through April 22, 2023, the event will turn to drive-through only as we welcome back the Spring Fair Food Drive-Through! This will operate in a similar way as our past drive-through fair food events, but this year we are introducing picnic tables along the Bluff Road side of the S.C. State Fairgrounds. This will allow guests the opportunity to dine in at the event after they have driven through and received their food. We hope you’ll come hungry because we will offer a list of your favorite fair foods.  Here is a link to our fair food menu.

Once guests arrive at the Spring Fair Food Drive-Through entering through Gate 6 on George Rogers Boulevard, they will be handed a menu and then will wind through the parking lot until they are directed to one of the 6 drive-through lanes, which all offer the exact same food options. 

Cash and credit cards will be accepted, although credit card fees may apply.

Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, April 16 – 20, 2023.

Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday, April 21 – 22., 2023


Be sure to keep up with us on social media to see which fair foods we are eating each day and post your own photos as well using #SCSFFoodDriveThru.


Protip: While in the car with your loved ones as you wait on tasty fair food, listen to our Spotify playlist that’s full of happy springtime songs and food references that will make your stomach sing.


To end the week, we are hosting two free movie nights on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22 at the S.C. State Fairgrounds! Drive-through to get your yummy fair food and then join us at 8:00 p.m. for a free family-friendly movie.

This event will not be a drive-in movie, so remember to bring your lawn chairs or blankets as cars will not be allowed in the movie area.

Note: No alcohol, outside food or pets are permitted in the movie area.

Protip: Wear your coziest pajamas to enjoy movie night to its fullest!

Be sure to read more information on our website: scstatefair.org/spring-fair-food.

We hope you are as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to the fairgrounds!

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