Call for Entries for the 2016 South Carolina State Fair Competitions in Columbia, SC – Deadline Sept. 1, 2016

Are You Blue Ribbon Worthy?

The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, is excited to announce the official call for entry registrations for the 2016 Competitive Exhibits. A state fair wouldn’t be complete without competition pies, quilts, paintings, giant pumpkins, and everyone’s favorite animals. Every year at the SC State Fair, the community’s gardeners, bakers, farmers and artisans of all ages and types come together to share their talents with half a million Fair-goers. Enter into a competition to win a coveted blue ribbon and part of the $300,000+ offered in premiums and awards.

Competitive Exhibits Include*:
·Fine Art
·Student Art
·Home & Craft Department

* These particular competitions are limited to South Carolina residents and out-of-state students attending a South Carolina school of higher learning.

The Livestock Departments are open to everyone for participation, regardless of place of residency.

Competitive Livestock Exhibits include:
·Dairy Goat
·Youth Horse
·4-H/FFA Meat Goat

All competitions require pre-registration which is open now through Sept. 1, 2016. To complete a registration form, please visit the South Carolina State Fair website at ( If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us by e-mail at (

The 2016 South Carolina State Fair runs from October 12 – 23 at the Fairgrounds on Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Blvd. in Columbia.

The South Carolina State Fair is a self-supported, charitable organization dedicated to educating South Carolina’s young adults, with over $300,000 in scholarships awarded annually. For more information about the South Carolina State Fair, its programs or licensing opportunities, contact Nancy Smith at 803/799-3387 ext. 116 or e-mail to ( or visit (


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