South Carolina State Fairgrounds History

In 1869, the first South Carolina State Fair was held in Columbia. The Fair was organized in the interest of the education, agriculture and business in South Carolina. The South Carolina State Fair grew large enough to be moved to its current location at 1200 Rosewood Drive in 1904. Although the South Carolina State Fair Grounds were built on agricultural and livestock competitions, the Fair has grown to today to also include entertainment, special events and rides.
State Fair of South Carolina Hotel. The South Carolina State Fair ground has all kinds of fun for the whole family including rides, food and entertainment. The Pepsi Grandstand at the South Carolina State Fair Grounds is home to some of the greatest superstar music acts around. The Staybridge Suites Columbia is just 3 miles away from the South Carolina Fairgrounds.

Columbia, South Carolina - State Fair Rides South Carolina State Fair Rides. The South Carolina State Fair has all kinds of rides ranging from kiddie to high-flying thrill rides. The South Carolina State Fair’s Kiddyland rides include the Tea Cup, Moonwalk, Giggle Glass House, Wet Boats, Mini-Indy Bumper Cars, Wacky Worm Coaster, Rockin' Tug Boats, Fun House, and Carousel. For more grown-up fun, there’s the Wave Swinger, Matterhorn, Cliff Hanger, Video Fun House, Alpine Bobs, Century Wheel, and the Orbiter.

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