South Carolina State Fair started this week

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Going strong since 1869, this year's South Carolina State Fair kicked off this past Tuesday, October 11th for a 12-day run. 

Besides classic rides like the Tilt-a-Whirl, Gravitron, and ferris wheel, the S.C. State Fair has a lot of agriculture events, competitions, and of course food! Deep-fried fair food aside, there will be judging for baked goods and best vegetables

Over at there is a huge list of attractions, daily deals, and scheduled events. This year's event has some big name entertainers lined up as well:

So if you're looking to get out of town this weekend, a short drive to Columbia may be your answer. Check out a complete list of all the rides offered at this year's South Carolina State Fair, and since it's no secret that we, here at TheDigitel Myrtle Beach, love us some food, check out the menu of fair food too

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