SC State Fair celebrates 150th anniversary

May 18, 2019 - 10:55 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Fair this year marks its 150th anniversary of showcasing the state's agricultural roots.

The commemorative event is themed "Prize-Winning Memories" and will be held Oct. 9-20 at Columbia's fairgrounds.

WIS-TV reports the fair will present many special offerings along with traditional favorites including a free, daily big top circus; a Midway with 70+ rides; nearly 70 food stands; arts and crafts displays; pig races; livestock and agricultural exhibits and stage shows.

On July 12 as an early kick start to the celebration, the fair will host a free outdoor screening of "The Greatest Showman."

The fair was organized in 1869 and is a self-supported, charitable organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the state's agricultural roots while supporting statewide education. More than 400,000 visitors attend annually.

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Information from: WIS-TV, http://www.wistv.com

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