Entertainment at the SC State Fair

October 17, 2013 

The South Carolina State Fair continues through Sunday at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia. Here are some things to know about this year’s fair.

General information

Admission: $10 ages 6-54; $7 ages 55 and older; free for children 5 and younger. No admission after 10 p.m. daily.

Parking: Free in the Fairgrounds parking lot.

Daily gate promotion: Free admission for active and retired military and their dependents (with proper identification).

Youth entrance policy: Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent to be admitted to the fair after 7 p.m. each day.

Today’s highlights

Hours: Gates open at 10 a.m.; Midway opens at 11 a.m.

Rides: Pay-one-price ride day

Lunch promotion: From noon to 2 p.m., exchange $5 for a token at the entrance and grab lunch at the fair; then return the token for a $5 refund when you exit the gates by 2 p.m.

Grandstand entertainment: No show tonight

Check it out

That 9-foot tall boy roaming the fairgrounds is none other than Rollo, who is entertaining fairgoers with his comical dances, jump ropes and other antics.

Compiled by Bertram Rantin. Follow @bertramrantin on Twitter.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service