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"150 Celebration Wheel" will fly high during 2019 S.C. State Fair

Sep 19, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Visitors to the 150th South Carolina State Fair will experience the fair from new heights this year as the Midway will feature a “150 Celebration Wheel.”

North American Midway Entertainment is debuting the spectacular ride in North America during this year’s S.C. State Fair Oct. 9-20 and has named it in honor of the fair’s special anniversary. The 150-foot-high wheel includes 36 temperature-regulated gondolas, each carrying up to six people while providing a high-flying circular journey that will offer a luxurious view of the city.

“Our Midway rides have long been a highlight of our annual event, and we are excited to debut this very special attraction to help us showcase our 150th year,” said S.C. State Fair general manager, Nancy Smith.

The 150 Celebration Wheel is one of eight new rides among the nearly 70 that will be featured at this year’s State Fair. The ride requires eight ride coupons and will not be included in the pay-one-price wristband or fast pass promotions.

Patrons can save by purchasing individual tickets for the 150 Celebration Wheel early. Those tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets and are available Sept. 19-Oct. 8 at

For all other rides, discount ride vouchers are available through Oct. 8 at participating Circle K stores,, the fair’s mobile ticket booth FRED, or at the fair’s Early Bird Ticket Window.

Advance ride vouchers are $25 ($30 during the fair and $35 on weekends on grounds). Ride vouchers can be exchanged for a Pay-One-Price wristband, which offers unlimited rides any one day of the fair. Vouchers also may be exchanged for 30 ride coupons any day of the fair.

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.  The South Carolina State Fair has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since 1997.  The State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina brand has always been associated with highlighting the best of our state.

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