Oct. 13-24, 2021

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Crafts & Art

Fine Art/Photography

Fine Art works from South Carolina amateur and professional adult artists competing in ceramics, pottery, aqua, painting, oil painting, drawing, mixed media, prints, photography, digital photography, open media and sculpture can be viewed each year in the Cantey Building.

Student Art

Student Art works from many of the state’s best student artists (grades K-12) competing in 2-D, 3-D, and photography divisions can be viewed each year during the fair in the Cantey Building. 

Students may register as an individual or be entered by a parent or teacher as part of a group. Students may be from public, private, or home school.

Home & Craft

Home arts, such as baking, cake decorating, canning, hobby crafts, quilting and sewing are among the many divisions found in the Moore Building each year as youth and adult exhibitors compete for a coveted blue ribbon.

Special displays, such as vintage bridal fashions or an antique kitchen, are also featured in the Moore Building each year during the fair.

Ernest Lee Artwork

Street artist and Columbia legend, Ernest Lee, you may know him as “Chicken Man,” painted the “smallstock backdrop” especially for the SC State Fair. Don’t miss him in person at the 2021 SC State Fair!

Sandscapes

Seventy-five tons of sand! For years, the S.C. State Fair’s talented sand artists have transformed huge piles of sand into creative wonders right before the eyes of patrons. The imagery continues this year as a work-in-progress comes to life over several days. Guests are sure to be amazed as they return to see the progress and final product. 

Featured daily in the Goodman Building