S.C. State Fair accepting entries for 2021 competitive exhibits



The South Carolina State Fair is returning and is accepting entries for this year's competitive exhibits through Wednesday, Sept. 1, according to a news release from Nancy Smith, general manager of the S.C. State Fair.

The exhibits will showcase South Carolina's finest agriculture, art, crafts, flowers and livestock at the S.C. State Fair, which will be held Oct. 13-24 at the fairgrounds in Columbia.

Persons interested in competing can view the Exhibit Guide and enter online at scstatefair.org/competitions.

"Our competitive events are a hallmark of our annual fair and showcase the amazing talents of South Carolina residents," said Smith in the release, who served as the 2020 chair of the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. "We are thrilled to bring people together again to celebrate South Carolina's rich history - while showcasing the best from local artisans and farmers alike."

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered for winning entries.

The S.C. State Fair, the state's largest annual event, is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina's agricultural roots while supporting statewide education.