SC State Fair celebrates 150th anniversary
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Fair this year marks its 150th anniversary of showcasing the state’s agricultural roots.
The commemorative event is themed “Prize-Winning Memories” and will be held Oct. 9-20 at Columbia’s fairgrounds.
WIS-TV reports the fair will present many special offerings along with traditional favorites including a free, daily big top circus; a Midway with 70+ rides; nearly 70 food stands; arts and crafts displays; pig races; livestock and agricultural exhibits and stage shows.
On July 12 as an early kick start to the celebration, the fair will host a free outdoor screening of “The Greatest Showman.”
The fair was organized in 1869 and is a self-supported, charitable organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the state’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education. More than 400,000 visitors attend annually.
Information from: WIS-TV, http://www.wistv.com