The South Carolina State Fair is the largest entertainment event in the state, taking place every October in Columbia, South Carolina. The fair, organized by the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina, offers exciting Midway rides, delicious fair food, diverse competitions, and games. The South Carolina State Fair attracts about 500,000 fairgoers every year.
The fair showcases the educational, agricultural, industrial, and cultural potential of South Carolina. It offers 12 days filled with exhibits from the best producers of flowers, handicrafts, fine arts, and historical goods. The South Carolina Fair has been held since 1869 and is ranked among the Top 50 Fairs in the United States.
The grandstand of the fair has featured lots of star performers in country music as well as other music genres. Its lineups included Shawn Mendes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Richard, Jars of Clay, Beach Boys, Jonas Brothers, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Boyz II Men, Hunter Hayes, Corey Smith, Charleston's Shovels & Rope, MC Hammer, Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreery, and many others.
Fair admission is $7 before the fair and $10 during the fair. Seniors 55+ enjoy $7 tickets at the entrance, and military and kids aged 5 and under are free. Funds raised by admission go back to supporting the community.