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Fair Entry

This Year at the Fair


Fair Admission

  • Advance (Sept. 4 through Oct. 8) $7
  • During Fair, $10
  • Opening Day/October 9, $1 (pay at fairgrounds only)
  • Military, FREE - Active and retired military and their dependents (with proper military ID cards). Dependent children 10 years and older must present ID
  • 0-5 years old - FREE
  • Senior (55 and older) - $7 (pay at fairgrounds only)

Fair Rules & Youth Policy

Ride Vouchers

  • Advance (Sept. 4 through Oct. 8), $25
  • During Fair, $30
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday (at fairgrounds), $35
  • Exchange a Ride Voucher for a Pay-One-Price wristband to enjoy unlimited rides, even on weekends! Ride vouchers may also be exchanged for 30 ride coupons.

Tickets

Where to Buy


Online, FRED, Circle K and the Early Bird Ticket Window.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 4th!

Ticket Info

This Year's Deals


All Ticket Deals

Ticket deals during the fair

Strollers, Wagons, Wheelchairs & Scooter Rentals


Strollers

  • $10.00 - 2 hours
  • $15.00 - All Day

$15.00 Deposit - Refunded if returned on time

Wagons

  • $15.00 - 2 hours
  • $20.00 - All Day

$15.00 Deposit - Refunded if returned on time

Wheelchairs w/ Leg Rests

  • $15.00 - 2 hours
  • $20.00 - All Day

$15.00 Deposit + Govt. Issued ID - Refunded if returned on time

Scooters

  • $45.00 - All Day

$25.00 Deposit + License - Refunded if returned on time
Courtesy Call 30 minutes before item is due to be returned

Where is it?

Fairground Map

Fairgrounds Map


Where are the animals? Is there a bathroom nearby? Find your way around.

Parking

$5 parking, cash only. All parking fees help support our scholarship program.

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Shuttle - Catch the Comet

Each Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Visitors to this year's SC State Fair will have a new weekend shuttle option for getting to the fairgrounds and can receive a complimentary $5 food voucher in the process. The Comet bus system in Columbia will provide FREE shuttle service between the South Carolina State Museum at 301 Gervais St. and the fairgrounds each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fair.

The shuttles will leave the museum each hour from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with hourly return trips from the fair beginning at 2:30 p.m. through midnight each weekend day except the final Sunday (Oct. 20). On the final Sunday (Oct. 20), the shuttles will leave the museum on the hour from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with hourly return trips from the fair beginning at 2:30 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. All departure times are approximate.

Parking is free at the South Carolina State Museum and each passenger will receive a $5 food voucher to be used at any food concession stand on the fairgrounds.

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