Oct. 9-20, 2024


South Carolina State Fair Now Accepting Entries for 2024 Competitive Exhibits

July 1, 2024 (Columbia, S.C.) — The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting entries for its annual competitive exhibits, which will be on display Oct. 9-20, 2024 during the S.C. State Fair. Exhibitors from across South Carolina are invited to submit their entries now through Sept. 1 in a variety of categories for a chance to compete at the state’s largest event.

“We are thrilled to once again bring together the incredible talent and creativity of South Carolinians at this year’s South Carolina State Fair,” says General Manager Nancy Smith. “Our competitive exhibits, a cherished tradition and the heart of our fair, highlight the exceptional skills and artistic achievements of our community. We eagerly anticipate celebrating South Carolina’s rich heritage and showcasing the outstanding works of our talented exhibitors.”

Talent of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the competitions. More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered for award-winning exhibits in agriculture, art, home and crafts, flowers, livestock and more. To enter the 2024 competitive exhibits, participants can visit scstatefair.org/competitions and find detailed instructions on how to submit their entries, along with a comprehensive list of categories available for participation.

The S.C. State Fair is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education. Earlier this year, the S.C. State Fair awarded its largest amount of scholarship money, totaling $530,000 in Ride of Your Life Scholarships to 53 South Carolina high school students to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state.

The theme for the 2024 S.C. State Fair is “46 Reasons to Celebrate SC.” This year, the S.C. State Fair invites residents and visitors to embark on a remarkable journey to celebrate the very essence of what makes the Palmetto State such a special place to live, work and play — the 46 counties that collectively make up South Carolina. In collaboration with this year’s theme, additional categories and divisions have been added to the S.C. State Fair’s 2024 competitive exhibits, including the “Spirit of Carolina” awards, showcasing the best of South Carolina’s beauty and creativity.

Media Outlets: Click here to access the S.C. State Fair’s digital press kit.


About the South Carolina State Fair

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 has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships since 1997.

More information can be found at SCStateFair.org.


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