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Columbia, South Carolina

Things to See and Do at the Fair!

Master Gardeners

Richland County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale and Community Education Day 2017

(located at the Caretaker’s Cottage)

Saturday, April 29 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New this year: “Day Before” Plant Sale

Friday, April 28 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Plant Sale Flyer >>

Plant Sale Press Release >>

Amusement Rides

Ride the Ferris Wheel or take a spin on a carousel. Our rides will have something for everyone!

Preview the rides here!

Red Barn Activities

Hands-on learning! Demonstrations include: sheep shearing, wood processing, sheep herding with Border Collies, wood turning, and blacksmithing.  Be sure to

pet a bunny, feed a goat, take a hay ride!

Invitation >>

Application >>


Our stages will be filled with great entertainment!

Stage 1 Schedule >>

Live Raptors!

Tyler Wright will be teaching about the sport of falconry with live raptors!

Helping people learn the history of falconry, the conservation of native raptors,

and the fascinating biology of the Red-tailed hawk and other birds of prey species.

Classic Cars

Come see a collection of vintage automobiles. To participate in the auto show visit the Central Carolina Mopar Club Website or contact: William Self at 803-600-8001 or 803-432-8519 or email: [email protected]

Community Organizations

Visit our community booths to learn more about what is going on in our area! If your group is interesting in having a booth click here to apply.

4-H Shooting Sports

Take a shot with the Clemson Extension - Union County 4-H Shooting Sports program (across from the Red Barn).
$1.00 gets you 12 shots!

Jeff Fellers 
[email protected]

Parachute Team

The Special Forces Association
Parachute Team

See them drop LIVE at the Sparkleberry Country Fair Opening Ceremony on Saturday April 25th at 12 noon .  For more information e-mail: [email protected]

#88 Nationwide Show Car

Come see the official #88 Nationwide Chevy SS Show Car!  Brought to you by the Clark Farley Agency.

Rockin’ A Ranch Animal Exhibit  & Petting Zoo

Camel and Pony Rides

(located to the right of the Red Barn)

Visit Their Website >>

Challenger Center Rockets

Come try your hand at flying a plane on our flight simulators, or watch our rocket launches on the "Cornfield" at  10am, 1, 3, & 4PM

Robotics by Sylvan Edge

Demos at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.  Look for us under the big white tent!