Oct. 9-20, 2024



Meet Me At The Rides & Games

Prepare to be swept away on a whirlwind of excitement as the S. C. State Fair presents an awe-inspiring lineup of nearly 70 rides. This year’s fair promises to create out-of-this world special memories for fairgoers of all ages.  From thrilling sky-high adventures to family-friendly classics, North American Midway Entertainment brings you a wide range of rides that will leave you breathless and craving for more.  The excitement doesn’t end with rides – a myriad of carnival games will put your skills to the test.  Let your competitive spirit emerge and your exhilarating ride journey begin!

All riders must be present to receive wristband.

The S.C. State Fair will again feature Pay-One-Price (POP) ride days every day. Patrons can enjoy unlimited rides by exchanging a ride voucher for a POP wristband at specially marked ticket booths.

This year, every single ride is eligible, ensuring that you can maximize your enjoyment and make unforgettable memories.

Ride vouchers are purchased online or at participating Circle K stores.  Once you arrive at the fairgrounds, you can exchange a ride voucher for a Pay-One-Price wristband to enjoy unlimited rides, even on weekends! Ride vouchers may also be exchanged for 30 ride coupons any day of the fair. 

All riders must be present to receive wristband

All riders must have coupons or wristband in order to ride

Discount Prices (Sept. 12 – Oct. 10)

Discount priced tickets can be used any day the fair is open, weekdays or weekends.

Discount Ride Vouchers: $30 (Online or Circle K)

During Fair (Oct. 11 – 22)

Online & Circle K: $38 (Vouchers can be used any day the fair is open, weekdays or weekends)

Weekdays (Mon-Thur): $38 (at the fair)

Weekends (Fri-Sun): $40 (at the fair)

Ride Coupons (For purchase at fairgrounds): 

1 Coupon: $1.50

20 Coupons: $28

50 Coupons: $65

Each ride takes 3-6 coupons. 

Midway Express Access Pass: $20

  • Grants access to the front of every ride line. Purchase at the fairgrounds.  
  • All riders must be present to receive Express Access Pass

The Zipper Returns!



Get ready to unleash your inner-thrill seeker as the beloved Zipper ride makes its triumphant return to the South Carolina State Fair.  Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience, featuring strong vertical G-forces, exhilarating spins, and an element of delightful surprises. 

The Wave Swinger



Introducing the all-new Wave Swinger! While previous versions of this exhilarating ride delighted fairgoers in past years, we are thrilled to present a fresh and upgraded experience this year.

Flying Dumbos

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Don’t miss the exciting return of the “Flying Dumbos.” These popular elephants made their debut last year and were a huge hit. Make sure to catch them again this year, as they’re back by popular demand!

Double Decker Carousel



Widely considered the most beautiful ride, the enchanting double decker carousel is back! Don’t miss the chance to experience its timeless charm once again.

Celebration Wheel

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This majestic 150-foot giant Ferris wheel returns! Featuring 36 temperature-regulated gondolas, this towering attraction offers fairgoers a lofty adventure that can now be enjoyed again and again. This year marks the first time the iconic Celebration Wheel is included in the pay one price (POP) special offer. Each spacious gondola accommodates up to six people, treating them to a luxurious journey with breathtaking views of Columbia.

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