2020 Carolina Lights at South Carolina State Fair
Photographer: Amanda Cooper

Learn about exciting events happening throughout the year at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.

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The safety and health of all visitors and employees at the S.C. State Fair is our top priority. Due to COVID-19, some events may be changed, postponed or canceled. We will continue to update our calendar regularly. Please check back often for updated listings. 

Columbia Gun & Knife Show

June 11-12, 2022

Parking $5 – Enter Gate 6 on George Rogers Blvd.

South Carolina State Fair

October 12-23, 2022

Carolina Lights, Drive-Through Light Show

December 3 – 26, 2022 (Closed Christmas Day)

Sunday – Thursday: 6-9pm

Friday & Saturday: 6-10pm

Promoters & Exhibitors

Reserve RV Parking

Meet Deja’
scholarship recipient

Deja’ Wilson
Lander University,
Graphic Design

See last year’s recipients!

2021 Scholarship Recipients

50 SC students who excel in academics, extracurriculars, and community service.