About This Festival
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From corndogs 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 organization, though, operates year-round. With six exhibit halls and 104 acres adjacent to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium, the fair offers football parking and is a popular venue for major events such as home and garden shows, civic functions and charitable fundraisers. We are a self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to educate young adults, awarding more than $3 million in scholarships since 1997. Founded in 1869, the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina brand has always been associated with highlighting the best of our state.