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10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at the SC State Fair

10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the 2017 SC State Fair | Columbia SC Moms BlogIt’s that time of year again! One of the Midlands’ most anticipated events, the South Carolina State Fair opens their gates this Wednesday, October 11 and runs through Sunday, October 22. If you are a newcomer to the State Fair, there are countless things for parents and kids to enjoy. But even if you and your family are SC State Fair regulars, there are some great new additions this year that you won’t want to miss!

1. Online Purchasing

The SC State Fair’s new website offers quick and easy mobile purchasing of admission tickets, ride vouchers, and concert tickets. Save and skip the lines by ordering online in advance, so you can spend your time at the fair enjoying everything it has to offer!

2. Pay-One-Price (POP) Ride Days

The South Carolina State Fair will feature Pay-One-Price ride days each day of the fair again this year. Enjoy unlimited rides by exchanging a ride voucher for a POP Wristband at any ticket kiosk on fairgrounds.

3. New Foods

It wouldn’t be the SC State Fair without treating yourself to some of the delicious and one-of-a-kind food options! The already impressive menu has grown this year to include some new favorites. Make sure to try out additional options like buffalo chicken gyros, southern catfish sundaes, friend bologna burgers, and the 3B Burger!

3b-burger at SC State Fair | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Don’t miss the new 3B Burger!

4. Free Admission for the 5 and Under Crowd

During all twelve days of the fair, children five years and younger are admitted free of charge! Save that extra money to enjoy some of the Midway Games or other fun attractions and offerings!

5. Military Appreciation

For all active and retired military, as well as their dependents, admission is free every day. Just make sure you bring your proper military ID along with you.

6. $1 Admission Day

Opening day is Wednesday, October 11, and to celebrate the occasion, admission is only $1! This offer is cash only, and only available at the gate, so be sure to stop by the ATM before you come. You’ll also need that cash to pay $5 parking, which supports their scholarship fund (awarding more than $300,000 to students each year).

7. New Rides

Let’s face it, if you’re a veteran to the fair, you definitely have your favorites (Crazy Mouse, anyone)? But this year’s new addition, BulletTrain Roller Coaster, may become your newest favorite. The BulletTrain climbs 33-feet high before sending riders on sharp turns, banking curves, super-fast transitions and exhilarating drops – all hallmarks of a great freeform roller coaster. The ride promises to pack a lot of punch with high-speed thrills.

Bullettrain at SC State Fair | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The newest ride addition!

8. FOLKfabulous

This year’s FOLKFabulous celebrates the traditions and spirit of Mardi Gras—both in New Orleans and in South Carolina. FOLKFabulous is not an event to simply observe, but an invitation to interact with artists and cultural traditions that make the Palmetto State feel like home. Enjoy hands-on art making, parades, jam sessions, pop-up displays, narrative stages, and demonstrations by some of South Carolina’s most accomplished traditional artists. Make sure to check it out in it’s new home, The Rosewood’s Building!

9. Lunch Break Promotion

Get away from school and work for a while, and take your lunch break at the fair! Between noon and 2 p.m. each weekday of the fair, exchange $10 (cash only) for an admission ticket. Enjoy all the fair has to offer and receive a $10 refund when you return to the ticket booth by 2 p.m.

10. Tons of Major Attractions

Whether it’s entertaining concerts like Brothers Osborne, Keith Sweat and Sabrina Carpenter, or exciting opportunities like Nascar Night, The South Carolina State Fair has something for everyone! Check out the Calendar of Events and make your plans to attend October 11 – 22!

Brothers Osborne at SC State Fair | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Looking for all the details on what to expect this year? Be sure to check out their website. See you at the rocket!

– Giveaway! –

There is so much fun happening at the fair this year, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the action! Enter now for your chance to win a family 4-pack of admission tickets and 2 ride vouchers!

Family 4-Pack of Admission Tickets and 2 Ride Vouchers to SC State Fair

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2 Responses to 10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at the SC State Fair

  1. Sandra Boykin October 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    I would really love to win thanks god bless …

  2. Sandra Boykin October 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    Seeing the animals eating a good food ride the rides listen to the music go to the buildings see WIS News TV win prizes run into family members and Friends play the games going to The Spook Houses ..

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