The South Carolina State Fair Is Coming, Virtually!
The South Carolina State Fair is coming, although it will look quite different in “a year like no other.” In an effort to give back to the community amid COVID-19, the fair will be a FREE drive-through event on October 20th and 21st from 10am to 8pm. What is a drive-through fair and what will visitors be able to see and do? See below for some fun events for the whole family!
Scavenger Hunt – as you drive-through, see if you can spot these items along the way. Here’s the list – the hunt is on!
Fair Food – Enter Gate 6 on George Rogers Blvd for your favorite fair foods including cotton candy, candy apples, funnel cakes and more! See what’s on the menu here.
View Memories – Take a look back at some of SC’s residents favorite moments at the fair. To submit your stories, photos and videos, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride of Your Life Scholarship – the fair awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to help students across the state pursue their dreams of continued education. See who the recipients are in the “best ride of all.”
See the animals. Fairgoers will be able to see cattle, swine, goats, chickens, draft mules, donkeys and more! The SC Department of Agriculture will also showcase farm equipment from throughout the years.
Explore the Exhibits from the safety of your car. Exhibits will display blue-ribbon produce and flowers, quilts, specialty cakes, and antique fire truck.
Other sites throughout the drive-through will include art by the ‘Chicken Man,’ music, Thomas Humphries’ Fighting Stallions and Metal Band sculptures, a milking parlor and the famous Jupiter Rocket. Hard-working art students will also have the opportunity to showcase their artwork throughout the fair.
All guests will enjoy free admission and experience unique car-friendly attractions that highlight South Carolina’s history in agriculture, arts, and culture from the comfort and safety of their cars. So will the fair look different this year? You bet, but this 20 minute experience is a way to get a small piece of the fair some South Carolina residents have been going to all their lives.