S.C. State Fair welcomes more than 31,000 on opening day

The South Carolina State Fair welcomed 31,821 guests on opening day, Wednesday,  with a special $1 gate admission.

Country artists Brothers Osborne entertained guests in the Pepsi Grandstand, while the fair kicked off the first of 12 pay-one-price ride promotions.

“We are excited about the start of another great fair, and we look forward to greeting the thousands of guests who will walk through our gates in the coming weeks,” said State Fair general manager, Gary Goodman. “We believe this year’s fair truly offers a little something for everyone.”

Fair admission is $10 for all those older than 5, and free for all active and retired military and their dependents (with IDs), as well as children ages 5 and under (with paying adult). Parking is $5 in the State Fair parking lot (cash only).

The fair gates open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and the Midway opens at noon.
The 148th annual S.C. State Fair continues through Oct. 22 at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard.

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