SC State Fair: the drive-thru edition

State Fair | Photo via @pitnerortho

The South Carolina State Fair has made changes this year that will surely deliver a fair like no other. On October 20 +21, get ready to drive up to the fairgrounds, located at 1200 Rosewood Dr., for a drive-thru style event featuring attractions, food + animals. Basically, most of our favorite things that we love about the SC State Fair – in a safe environment. As an added bonus, admission will be free

What does that mean? 

State fair attendees won’t have to worry about parking or the heat this year at the drive-thru style fair. There will be attractions that highlight SC’s agriculture, history, arts and culture to check out all from the comfort + safety of your cars. 

To help make sure you get your foot-long corn dogs, funnel cake + fair fries fix this year, officials have planned a restaurant drive-thru concept, literally. Guests will be able to drive into the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park, also located on the fairgrounds, and purchase all their favorite fair foods.

The only ride this year will be the one you show up in, or your car. While rides are a quintessential part of the fair experience, the traditional fair rides will not be available due to safety precautions.

Keep an eye out for the State Fair’s Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients celebration exhibit. The State Fair nonprofit awards scholarships to help students across South Carolina pursue their continued education at any SC college, university or technical college.

Feeling nostalgic about fairs from years past? Submit your prize-winning memories to this email and the fair officials will highlight your favorite stories, photos and videos on the fair’s social media channels.

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