State Fair to show film July 12

The South Carolina State Fair will present a free outdoor showing of “The Greatest Showman” July 12 on the fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive.

The 2017 film starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron will highlight a picnic-styled evening of family entertainment that will include concessions, craft beer and wine, and children’s activities. The movie presentation is part of the South Carolina State Fair’s 150th anniversary fair, which runs October 9-20 and will feature a free daily circus at the Fair.

“We wanted to give our patrons a way to come and help us launch this year’s special anniversary celebration with the entire family, and we decided this themed event would be a great way to do that,” South Carolina State Fair general manager, Nancy Smith said. “This really will be the greatest show.”

The gates will open at 7:30 pm July 12, and the movie will begin at 9 pm on a large screen in the State Fair’s tailgate parking lot area. Admission and parking are free, and concessions will be available for sale.

A kids’ slide will be open before the movie begins, and dogs are welcome.

Paid concessions will include craft beer and wine, Pawley’s Front Porch, and Rita’s Frozen Ice. Señor Resources, an outreach of Senior Resources, also will sell authentic tacos and homemade tortillas, and all proceeds will support the Senior Resources Meals on Wheels program.

Guests should bring blankets and chairs, but no coolers will be allowed. For more information visit

The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was organized in 1869 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education. The South Carolina State Fair has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since 1997.

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