State Fair taking entries for 2022 competitive exhibits

The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits, which will be on display October 12-23.

The annual exhibits will showcase South Carolina’s finest in agriculture, arts, crafts, flowers and livestock. Those wishing to compete can view the Exhibit Guide and enter online now through September 1 at

“Competitive exhibits are the heart and soul of the South Carolina State Fair,” said General Manager Nancy Smith. “The beloved exhibits are a favorite tradition and an annual staple at the S.C. State Fair. We are excited to see the talent South Carolinians bring us once again this year.”

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered for award-winning exhibits in categories, including agriculture, art, crafts, flowers and livestock.

From corn dogs and blue-ribbon roses to roller coasters and prize-winning pigs, the S.C State Fair brings 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, midway rides and entertainment to Columbia each October.

With six exhibit halls and 104 acres adjacent to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium, the S.C. State Fair operates year-round and offers football parking and is a popular venue for major events, including home and garden shows, civic functions and charitable fundraisers. Each year, the S.C. State Fair also hosts Carolina Lights and the Spring Fair Food Drive-Through.

More information can be found at

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