2014 OPEN ENTRY REGISTRATION PERIOD
July 1 - *September 1
Begins at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 12 midnight
*w/exception of Smallstock which closes August 15 at midnight
The first South Carolina State Fair was held in 1869 on a tract of land on Elmwood Avenue conveyed to the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina by the City of Columbia for the purpose of holding an annual Fair to promote the material, educational, agricultural and industrial interest of the State. When this area became too small, the Society moved the Fair to its present location in 1904.
To enhance the State Fair exhibits, competitions were developed in a variety of categories to determine which entries were the best in the Palmetto State. With that same pioneering spirit, the South Carolina State Fair continues to host unique competitions showcasing a variety of industries, including those that extend far beyond agriculture.
Today the Society has six exhibit buildings, totaling more than 125,000 square feet of exhibit space, and offers in excess of $300,000+ in premiums and awards annually in categories such as art, home arts, culinary, agriculture, horticulture, and livestock. We welcome you to show us your best at the South Carolina State Fair!
· Competition in Art, Agriculture, Flowers, and Home & Craft departments is limited to South Carolina residents and out-of-state students attending a South Carolina school of higher learning.
· The Livestock and Smallstock departments are "Open to the World".
Log on to the new and improved SC State Fair web site at www.scstatefair.org, click on the GET INVOLVEDmenu tab, then from the dropdown menu click on Competitive Exhibits Guide which should be reviewed thoroughly prior to registering your exhibit(s). Register online using the Online Entry System (95% of our exhibitors register online) or download an entry form and snail mail to the fair office during the Open Entry Registration Period. We can't wait to see what you have been doing since last year!!! And share this email with your South Carolina family and friends...we love to have new exhibitors!!!
Have you heard the fair is GOING PINK this year? Learn all about it on our web site and social media outlets...LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter and Instagram (scstatefair). We also have a newPinterest page (http://www.pinterest.com/scstatefair/) for all you Pinners out there!
Now get busy and submit your entry(ies) because the South Carolina State Fair is only 99 days away!!!