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Important updates at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds

June 19, 2020

We are moving forward with planning for our October 14-25 fair. Like everyone, we are taking all precautions regarding COVID-19 into consideration as we make our fair plans. 

In order to give us additional time as we move through this process, we are pushing our Competitive Exhibit Call For Entries out one month. With this new timing, the Online Entry System will open Saturday, August 1st, 2020

May 21, 2020

While we are all facing many uncertainties, our team is optimistic and moving forward with preparations and planning for the 2020 South Carolina State Fair. The safety and well-being of our guests, participants, partners and community comes first, so we are closely following the directives of local and national health agencies. Check back here for updates.

As champions of positive change and a better tomorrow, we are dedicated to using our fair facilities and resources to support and serve those affected by COVID-19. For instance, DHEC has hosted their Kroger Health’s Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at the fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds are closed at this time to the general public. Should you need us, please call 803-799-3387 or use the direct contact information for the department or staff member you would like to reach.

Please check our event listing for up-to-date information.

We are grateful for the community’s patience and support as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are looking forward to celebrating with you soon.

March, 20, 2020

While things are quiet here on the fairgrounds, and you may not hear from us for a bit, please know that our team is working hard preparing to welcome you to one of our state’s most treasured traditions – the South Carolina State Fair, October 14-25, 2020. Hang in there, South Carolina.

Based on recent CDC guidelines, all events taking place on the fairgrounds through May 10 have been canceled or postponed.

Until further notice, access to the State Fair buildings will be limited to staff and requested deliveries. We are available via phone or email. Please use the direct contact information for the department or staff you are trying to reach. You can also use our general phone number of 803-799-3387 or general email at

Our 2020 Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 15, 2020.

Please watch this page for further updates.

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2019 Scholarship Winners

50 SC students who excel in academics, extracurriculars, and community service.