Today the SC State Fair GM Nancy Smith announced a major change for the 2020 fair.
“In the midst of the worst global crisis of our lifetime, we wanted to give the community something positive to look forward to. Our team is proud to offer a free event where families and friends can experience the joy of the State Fair in a safe and fun environment."
And with that they're hosting the first-ever free, Drive-Through S.C. State Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 21.
“The Drive-Through State Fair is going to give folks a snippet of the fair they’ve known their entire lives. It will certainly look different, but we look forward to sharing this gift with the community. It will truly be a year like no other.”
The best ride of all: While drive-through attractions are still being planned and fine-tuned, one key exhibit is certain: a celebration of the State Fair’sRide of Your Life Scholarshiprecipients. A 501c3 charity, the S.C. State Fair supports statewide education by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to help students across South Carolina pursue their continued education at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state.
Submit your prize-winning memories:The public is encouraged to submit stories, photos and videos of their“Prize-Winning Memories” from S.C. State Fairsof the past. The State Fair will share these images on social media in October 2020 — and they might even be seen at the Drive-Through State Fair — to highlight the unforgettable moments that create the largest event in the state. Photos, quotes and videos are now being accepted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve been bringing folks together for 150 years, and we plan on being here to continue our beloved tradition for decades to come,” said Smith. “Thank you for standing by us now, and thank you for keeping the spirit alive as we bring your tradition — your South Carolina State Fair — to you in a new way this October. We’ll be back — better and stronger — in 2021.”
Next year’s S.C. State Fair will take place October 13-24, 2021.