With over 60 rides, this year’s fair is sure to create special moments – from sky-high thrillers to the family-friendly run. North American Midway Entertainment will feature two new rides along with some returning favorites.

The State Fair will once again will 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 marketed ticket booths. 

Ride vouchers are purchased online or at Circle K.  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. 

Discount Prices (Sept. 8 – Oct. 12)

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

Discount Ride Vouchers: $25 (Online or Circle K)

During Fair (Oct. 13 – 24)

Online & Circle K: $33 (Tickets can be used any day the fair is open, weekdays or weekends)

Weekdays (Mon-Thur): $33 (at the fair)

Weekends (Fri-Sun): $38 (at the fair)

Ride Coupons (For purchase at fairgrounds): 

1 Coupon: $1.25 

20 Coupons: $25  

50 Coupons: $60  

Kiddie rides require 2-3 tickets. Spectacular rides 4-6 tickets. 

Midway Express Access Pass: $15 

  • Grants access to the front of every ride line. Purchase at the fairgrounds.  



DUMBO is a brand-new ride for families to enjoy! This ride holds 20 passengers and sends kids spinning in delight high into the air. The brilliant colors on DUMBO – accompanied by the bright lights and cute parrots – are sure to make this new family ride a fan favorite. Riders will have a hard time passing up this lovable kiddie ride!


North American Midway is thrilled to present Tea Cup, a new ride that has proven to be a hit at amusement parks and carnivals around the world. Tea Cup is composed of a turntable, inside of which are four smaller turntables with six cups. Passengers can manually rotate the cups via a central steering wheel. A fun ride in every respect!


North American Midway Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return of the Celebration Super Wheel to the South Carolina State Fair! 

The Celebration Super Wheel towers above the midway at a breathtaking 150 feet (46 meters). The wheel is manufactured in Europe by Ronald Bussink of Professional Rides AG and travels on 20 tractor trailer loads. This Rolls Royce of Ferris wheels features 36 climate controlled gondolas. Each one comfortably seats 4 to 6 guests and provides a luxurious and smooth ride coupled with unparallel views of the fair and of Columbia. The spectacular LED light design at night can be seen for miles across the South Carolina landscape.    

The Celebration Super Wheel is $12.00 per ride and $20.00 for the once in a lifetime chance to ride the VIP gondola.