Carolina Lights Passes on Sale Now!

Oct. 11-22, 2023

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Season Car Parking

  • Season Parking reserves a specific spot for the entire season. (Please note the Texas A&M game on 10/22 is unavailable due to the fair). 
  • Pricing is $300 per spot. 
  • All passes are digital. You will be emailed a barcode when you complete purchase. 
  • Season Parking entrance will be the Rocket Gate (1200 Rosewood Dr. Columbia, SC 29201) directly across from Seawell’s. 
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Season Parking Locations

Season Parking spots are located within the red outline. They are designated as Lots 1-4 when viewing the purchase map. 

Tailgate Rules & Regulations

  1. Please remember that if you purchased one or more spaces and let others use them, you are the responsible person on file and your parking privileges will be revoked for any infractions that may occur.
  2. We ask that guests consume alcohol responsibly at all times. Guests determined to be impaired in advance of entering the property will not be allowed in and risk prosecution.
  3. No vehicles will be allowed into the reserved parking area without a valid barcode.  Only one (1) vehicle is allowed per space and must be parked in the same direction as the space.
  4. Do not park in areas defined as “Fire Lanes” or “No Parking”. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense.
  5. Tailgating should be limited to the lined parking space and the area directly behind or in front of each vehicle. Blocking drive lanes is prohibited. Tailgating is also permitted on the medians that separate the parking lots from the roadways.
  6. Please keep all tables, chairs, coolers, barbecues, etc. within the area near your vehicle and the parking stall of your party. Tents or canopies exceeding an 10’ x 10’ footprint are not allowed.
  7. Other that your registered vehicle, no other motorized conveyance is permitted with the exception of those being used for the physically impaired, covered in South Carolina Code of Laws Section 43-33, Article 1.
  8. Charcoal and wood grills are not allowed. If you choose to use a propane grill, all material used for cooking must be extinguished and cool before leaving your parking site.
  9. Tents and canopies can be used as long as they are free standing and do not impede on your neighbor’s space. The use of tent spikes is strictly forbidden. 
  10. Animals are not allowed on the fairgrounds unless used to assist those person(s) that are physically disabled.
  11. The selling of merchandise, posting of bills, soliciting, selling or giving information/prizes/articles away is prohibited.
  12. Please assist us in keeping the grounds clean. We offer a trash bag for you to use upon entering the fairgrounds and will provide more if needed. Trash receptacles are located throughout the grounds.
  13. We do not supply electrical power.
  14. The tossing or throwing of footballs, baseballs, softballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, etc. will be allowed only in designated areas.
  15. The Richland County sheriff’s department patrols the fairgrounds at all times. Those persons who have become drunk and disorderly or who are consuming alcohol underage are subject to arrest and prosecution.
  16. The use of electronic equipment is permitted as long as it does not disrupt others around you.  Anyone using a sound system must face the system towards their vehicle and not in the direction of other guests to avoid causing a negative experience to others not included in the group.
  17. Restrooms are available throughout the fairgrounds. Public urination will not be tolerated and will be promptly handled by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
  18. All patrons and vehicles must exit the fairgrounds two (2) hours after the end of the game or midnight, whichever comes first. Failure to do so may result in the towing of your vehicle.
  19. Any violation of law or tailgating policies may result in the towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense, loss of parking permit, and/or ejection.
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