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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! Competitive divisions include cut horticulture and potted plants.

Flower Show

In addition to Potted Plant 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 2022 SC State Fair! 

Flowers Important 2023 Dates & Times

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

Delivery Days: 
(Cantey Building – Enter Gate 4)

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

Release Day: 

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

Various 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: Old Rose Exhibition

Oct. 13: SC Rose Society Show 

Oct. 20: The Annual Fall Camellia Show

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