Oct. 9-20, 2024



Frequently Asked Questions

The South Carolina State Fair is 12 days of fun from October 11 – 22, 2023.

Fair hours vary from day to day. Visit our Hours & Directions page to see admission, ride and building hours.  

Save money and buy tickets ahead of time either online or at participating Circle K locations. Visit our Ticket Page for more information. 

View our Fair Rules & Safety page to see what items are prohibited. 

View our Parking page to see your parking options. 

Visa and MasterCard credit, debit cards and cash.  No checks.

A clear bag is easily and quickly searched, greatly reduces faulty bag searches and allows for a more efficient and effective process in checking bags that are brought into the SC State Fair.

Clear bags will be available at the gates for fairgoers to empty their belongings into before they enter the security checkpoint. Fairgoers also have the option to return their bags to their vehicle before entering.

Exceptions are typically granted for medically necessary items or diaper bags after proper inspection.

Please email guestservices@scstatefair.org.  During the fair, feel free to stop by Guest Services located near the Rocket.

Email guestservices@scstatefair.org or call 803-799-3387.  During the fair, feel free to stop by Guest Services located near the Rocket.

We recommend you drop pedestrians off at the North Gate,  1200 Rosewood Drive, across from Seawell’s.

Yes. ATM’s will be located throughout the fairgrounds.

Please go to scstatefair.org/employment for more information.

We would love to hear your favorite fair story or tradition.  Please email marketing@scstatefair.org and give us the details!

If you’re 55 or older, on Wed., Oct. 18, enjoy complimentary rides on all three Ferris wheels, including the stunning 150-foot Ferris Wheel with gondola seating. Don’t miss the chance to ride our beautiful double-decker Carousel as well. It’s a special day just for you!

To insure entry, and to have a faster experience at the gate – please complete this information and you will be given gate instructions. No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into the S.C. State Fair. Exceptions may be made for guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Please bring food in an approved bag (see clear bag policy at scstatefair.org/safety). To speed the process at the entry gates, please complete the questions below. You will receive an email from us in reply that you should bring with you to the entry gate of the fair.

Please email geninfo@scstatefair.org or call 803-799-3387 during normal office hours.

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