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Oct. 11-22, 2023



It is BEYOND fun to work at the S. C. State Fair!

The S. C. State Fair is being held Oct. 12 – 23, 2022.  Enjoy two-weeks of unique opportunities.

Employment benefits during the fair include:

  • Work for a non-profit organization making a difference
  • VIP Parking
  • Employee breakfast (includes a souvenir pin)
  • 2 admission passes to share (you always get in free)
  • Souvenir staff t-shirt and hat
  • 50% off pass for Carolina Lights
  • All-Star Awards & MVP Program
  • Behind the scenes opportunities
  • Everlasting friendships


The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was organized in 1869 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education.  In addition to the 12-day South Carolina State Fair, the charitable organization manages annual football parking, is a popular event venue and hosts Carolina Lights – Columbia’s downtown holiday drive-through lights show. The South Carolina State Fair has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships since 1997.

Current Job Openings:

North American Midway Entertainment,  that brings the rides and games to the S. C. State Fair, will be hiring starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022.  No appointment necessary.  Interviews start at 9:00 a.m. at their employment trailer found at Gate 11 on Bluff Rd.  

There are no job openings with the S. C. State Fair at this time.  

Important Things To Know:

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