HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED IN 2012!
Please Note: Dates & Times subject to change
Last update: 10/2/12 at 3:30 pm
Double Vision Dennis Lee Magical Poodles Ron Diamond Pets Overboard
Divas Through the Decades Swifty Swine Racing Pigs
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
Limited Engagement - October 12-14
Sea Lion SPLASH! Transit Vocal Band
Front of Moore Building on Lawn
Andean descendants from the Incas, these talented musicians use an astounding number of instruments (flutes, guitars, drums, pan-drums, hand-held percussion, etc.) to produce the enchanting music of their homeland, Ecuador.
America's Farmers Mobile Experience
Academic Avenue (Limited engagement October 10-16)
America's Farmers Mobile Experience is a 53-foot tractor trailer that folds out into 1,000 square feet of exhibit space. Step into this Mobile Experience and get a first-hand look at not only the demands global agriculture faces, but also how farmers truly are the solution.
Carl Brunson - Variety Entertainer
WACH Fox 57 Food Tent
Relax and be serenaded by the music of Carl Brunson as you enjoy your fair food in a covered hospitality tent. Carl, a local entertainer from Mullins SC, is sure to bring smiles to patrons of all ages. You name it, he can play it, and you may even find yourself pushing back a table or two to dance!
WIS Stage (Limited engagement October 10-18)
Probably one of the best-known and most-loved entertainers at our Fair is Dennis Lee (also known as Denny the Clown). Loyal fans return each year to see and hear him perform.
A musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40’s, through today’s current hits! The show is filled with electrifying vocals, cutting edge choreography, great costume changes, and a high energy performance that is second to none!
Mitchell and Michael take full advantage of the identical twin aspect and you’ll see many routines in their shows that are unique to them. Double your pleasure, double your fun, and experience Double Vision!!
Famously Hot Chef Showdownowdown
WLTX Stage (Thursday, October 11 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
The South Carolina State Fair extends a Royal Welcome to Celebrity Chef Darren McGrady, personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes' Willam and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for five US Presidents. Chef McGrady will be the master of ceremonies for the second annual Famously Hot Chef Showdown. An Iron-Chef style culinary competition will showcase three (3) popular chefs in Columbia in a 1 1/2 hour competition that promises to have all the drama and thrills you would expect from a cooking competition. The chefs will battle it out live in front of fair goers and will be judged by a panel of guest judges to determine the ultimate winner of the Showdown.
Fire Safety House: Fire & Severe Weather Training by the Lexington County Fire Service
Near the Abernathy Horse Arena (Limited Engagement: Wed., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 21)
Children will learn basic fire safety practices, inluding, how to crawl low under smoke, how to plan an escape route from your home and what to do if your clothes catch fire. Teenagers will learn about kitchen fire safety and the science of fire. Adults can learn about what to do in case of severe weather with education on this topic provided by the WIS-TV Storm Team. All training will be conducted in a Fire Safety House that will be on display near the Abernathy Horse Arena.
This is a dog gone fun show! Michelle's Magical Poodles is a family oriented trick dog show. It's entertaining and educational with a fire safety routine, classic dog tricks, poodle magic and training tips revealed.
Front of Rosewoods
This show is full of family fun and audience interaction. The animal cast has all come to the show from animal shelters and rescue originations from around the country. The animal cast includes dogs, house cats, and rats. The love they have found with their new life shines through each and every show.
This amazing hypnotist is an accomplished magician and mentalist. No other performer can compare to his talent! He'll make you laugh, no matter what!
Don't miss this opportunity to encounter some of the most intelligent sea mammals - SEA LIONS! The show is geared around educating the audience on the habits and nuture of the sea lions and brings out the inherent comedic behavior of these animals: catching and retrieving objects, balancing, handstands, dancing, singing and interaction with the audience.
Front of Nutt Cattle Building
THE BOYS ARE BACK!!! You won't believe your oinkers! Get ready for an action packed, fast paced, high energy program that is both visually impressive and entertaining. Watch as "Swifty" the swimming pig plunges into an 8' tank, and as 4 piglets haul bacon around the tract. It's the fastest pig race you'll see, and it's sure to make you smile.
WIS Tent/Stage (Limited Engagement October 16-21)
Combining soaring leads, smooth harmonies, and a thumping rhythm section, Transit Vocal Band demonstrates the power, emotion, and versatility of the most natural instrument of all, the human voice.