Eat Your Way Through the 150th SC State Fair
Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM by Renée Chow
All things deep fried. All things decadent. It wouldn’t be the South Carolina State Fair or the fall season without a few indulgences.
Kicking off October 9th and running through October 20th, the South Carolina State Fair is celebrating 150 years with a huge bash for you to make more prize-winning memories. Did you know there will be a free circus at the fair with shows three times a day under a big top tent? What about six free concerts to enjoy at the Pepsi Place stage?
While those things alone will make for a fair to remember, we’re here to give you all the noms-worthy details for what to eat in 2019 at the South Carolina State Fair.
New This Year
Chili Mac Attack Sundae: This delightful treat starts with mac and cheese on top of yummy French fries and is topped with delicious chili and jalapenos. Located at DeAnna’s Concessions.
Bop’s Kettle Corn: Fresh crafted kettle corn, a sweet-and-salty variety of popcorn traditionally made in cast iron kettles, will be served this year in Heritage Village.
Double Dog Corndog: Daley’s will offer double-wide corndogs with two dogs in one tasty treat!
Poppin Gourmet Burger: This new menu item features gourmet burger patties layered with pepper jack cheese and topped with onion rings and BBQ sauce on a toasted brioche bun. This burger can be found at Carousel Foods.
Birthday Cake Funnel Cake:This drool-worthy anniversary treat will feature a funnel cake with icing and rainbow sprinkles. Found at the Funnel Cake Wagon near the Main Street Entertainment Area.
Tried and True
Don’t forget about all of the fair classics – from fried oreos and funnel cake to corn dogs and French fries. You can check out some classic fair food inspiration with our From Corndogs to Candy Apples: A Guide to Indulging at the SC State Fair post.
Guests are invited to enjoy 150th anniversary cake as the gates open Oct. 9, while supplies last near the South Gate entrance, compliments of Sam’s Club.
A special exhibit on “The Food We Celebrate” will be presented by the S.C. State Museum and The S.C. Humanities Council in the Ellison Building.
Liven up your lunch break with the S.C. State Fair’s popular Lunch Bunch promotion. Pop in and out of the S.C. State Fair for lunch with a special Lunch Bunch ticket, available each weekday (except Oct. 9, when admission is just $1 all day) from 12-2 p.m. Visitors pay the $10 entry fee with cash only and return to the ticket booth by 2 p.m. to get the cash back. No debit or credit cards will be accepted for this promotion.