South Carolina State Fair
10/12/2022 - 10/23/2022
From corn dogs and blue-ribbon roses to roller coasters and prize-winning pigs, the South Carolina State Fair is best known for bringing 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides and entertainment to Columbia each October. The charitable organization, though, operates year-round. With six exhibit halls and 104 acres adjacent to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium, the South Carolina State Fair offers football parking and is a popular venue for major events such as home and garden shows, civic functions and charitable fundraisers. The South Carolina State Fair is also home to Columbia’s downtown drive-through holiday lights show, Carolina Lights, every year in December.
Our next annual SC State Fair is scheduled for Oct. 12 - 23, 2022.
Carolina Lights is scheduled for Dec. 4 - 26 (closed Christmas Day).
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