Oct. 11-22, 2023



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! 


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

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 2023 Dates & Times

Open Entry Registration: July 1 – Sept. 1, 2023

Delivery Days: 
(Cantey Building – Enter Gate 4)

  • Tropicals – Monday, Oct. 9 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fairy Gardens – Monday, Oct. 9 – 8:00 am to 5:00pm
  • Cut Horticulture – Tuesday, Oct. 17 – 7:30 am to 10:30 am

Release Day: 

  • Monday, Oct. 23 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

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

Oct. 12-23: Ikebana Designs Exhibition 

Oct. 12-23: Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia – Designs 

Oct. 11-12  Old Rose Exhibition:  Class Schedule and Exhibition Invitation

Oct. 13-15: SC Rose Society Show:  2023 SCRS Design Schedule and 2023 SCRS Horticulture Schedule

Oct. 20-22: 2023 MCCS Show Schedule – Fall 2023

2023 Registration July 1st – September 1st

2023 Flower Guide

2023 General Rules and Regulations

2023 Flower Entry Form

Skip to content