Oct. 9-20, 2024


Our Stories

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This is a place where we share stories, favorite traditions, peek behind-the-scenes, and showcase the many people that have a passion for the South Carolina State Fair.   

From corn dogs and blue-ribbon roses to roller coasters and prize-winning pigs, the South Carolina State Fair is best known for bringing 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides and entertainment to Columbia each October. We are that – and beyond.  The South Carolina State Fair is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that operates year-round. We have six exhibit halls and 104 acres adjacent to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium.  The South Carolina State Fair offers football parking and is a popular venue for major events such as home and garden shows, civic functions and charitable fundraisers. The South Carolina State Fair is also home to Columbia’s downtown holiday drive-through lights show, Carolina Lights. 

Learn more about our non-profit organization and the lives affected by our mission.

Share your story, or let us know what you’d like to learn more about by emailing marketing@scstatefair.org.

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