Oct. 9-20, 2024



Lenna Moore Fulmer Flower Department

South Carolina’s climate is home to many species of flora. Some of these species make it into our greenhouses and backyards. If you love plants, enter to be part of our flower competition and exhibit! 

NEW IN 2024:

  • Increased premium values!
  • Carolina Native Design Contest
  • SC Native Species Spirit of Carolina Award



  • Cut Horticulture
  • Tropicals (Potted Plants)
  • Fairy Garden Special Contest

In addition to Tropicals and Cut Horticulture competitions, several garden clubs hold their shows in the Cantey Building at the SC State Fair in October.

Our thanks to Ikebana International Chapter #182, the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia in conjunction with The Nationally Accredited Judges Council of South Carolina, the Mid-Carolina Camellia Society, and the South Carolina Rose Society for sharing the beauty of their arrangements during the 2023 SC State Fair! 


Flowers Important 2024 Dates & Times

Open Entry Registration: July 1 – Sept. 1, 2024

Delivery Days: 
(Cantey Building – Enter Gate 4)

  • Tropicals – Monday, Oct. 7 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Special Contests – Monday, Oct. 7 – 8:00 am to 5:00pm
  • Cut Horticulture – Tuesday, Oct. 15 – 7:30 am to 10:30 am

Release Day: 

  • Monday, Oct. 21 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Various flower shows will be presented during the run of the fair:

2024 Information Coming Soon

Oct. 9-20: Ikebana Designs Exhibition 

Oct. 9-20: Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia – Designs 

Oct. 9-10  Old Rose Exhibition:  Class Schedule and Exhibition Invitation

Oct. 11-13: SC Rose Society Show:  SCRS Design Schedule and SCRS Horticulture Schedule

Oct. 18-20: Mid Carolina Camellia Society:     2024 Show Schedule

2024 Registration July 1st – September 1st

2024 Exhibit Guide Coming Soon

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