Rides and Games at the Fair

With nearly 70 rides, this year's fair is sure to create prize-winning memories! From sky-high thrillers to family-friendly fun - rides from North American Midway Entertainment will feature seven new rides and five rides returning that have not been at the S.C. State Fair for several years. And we have games, too. Try your hand at darts, water gun races, and more.


Celebration Wheel


Let's Explore New Heights

To celebrate South Carolina State Fair’s remarkable 150th anniversary, North American Midway Entertainment is debuting for the first time in North America its new 150 foot high “150 Celebration Wheel”. The ride includes 36 temperature-regulated gondolas, which creates an encounter that you will want to experience over and over again. Each gondola carries 6 people on a luxurious journey to new heights never seen before at the South Carolina State Fair.  The Celebration Wheel is a must-do event for you and the whole family! 

Buy early and save up to 40%. Purchase your Celebration Wheel tickets NOW through October 8th. Tickets will also be available on site during the run of the fair.  (POP, Pay One Price, and fast pass not included)

$5 per person to ride the Celebration Wheel if you purchase before Oct. 8

Buy Now!

A brightly lit fair ride at dusk with a tower that extends up where passenger seats spin far above the fairgrounds Midway.

Star Dancer

This super spectacular ride will wow fair-goers with its over-the-top spinning motion. As the Star Dancers claw begins to spin, the giant pendulum swings back and forth, gaining momentum with each swing until it loops all the way around 360 degrees -- reaching heights of more than 70 feet.

A silver and gold brightly lit carousel with two layers of spinning horses and other animals to ride. Fair Midway is in the background, including signs for corndogs and skeeball.

Double Decker Merry-Go-Round

Giddy Up, Go! This new ride is 40 feet round and 34 feet tall, and features 76 seats in a stunning menagerie of zebras, elephants, rabbits and some spinning bowls for the fearless. For guests who want a bird's eye view of the Midway, the double-decker top floor of this exquisite Merry-Go-Round offer a wonderful impression of all the S.C. State Fair has to offer.



Twist and Shout! There's no better way to describe these dual-motion cars on this elevating platform. Hand on and have fun!

Morbid Mansion

Morbid Mansion

This attraction offers a fun, leisurely ride on winding tracks. Guests should hold on to their steering wheels and don't forget to ring their bells.



This attraction offers a fun, leisurely ride on winding tracks. Guest should hold on to their steering wheels and don't forget to ring their bells!


Red Baron

This kiddie attraction features plane-shaped vehicles that rotate in a clockwise motion. Each plane loads two passengers and soars about 2 meters from the ground. Kids will squeal with delight as they go up and down pretending to fly.

Love Bugs

Love Bug

This ride features groovy fun and will take children and parents on a swoop through peaks and valleys to the sounds of lively music and wind blowing through their hair. This colorful 24-passenger ride is similar in look to the Himalaya, with more gentle slopes and speed conducive for younger riders.

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