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Circus at the Fair

Circus at the Fair


SC State Fairgrounds

1200 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC 29201


October 9, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Daily 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Event Details


Three Free Shows Every Day!
  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm

Doors open 1 hour before each show. Shows daily during the fair, October 9 - 20.


Big Top Tent

The beautiful, state-of-the-art Big Top theater and marquee tent were constructed in 2017 by Anceschi Alberto e Paolo in Rio Saliceto, Italy. The intimate theater has a seating capacity of 1,300, and has ADA approved viewing areas with companion seats. The individual seats are positioned in the round – circling the one-ring, European-style performance area.

Globe of Death

Multiple motorcyclists perform loops at high speeds in the tight confines of the steel Globe of Death.
A family and eight dogs standing in a line in front of a Safari backdrop with a Jeep in the background. Multiple dogs in the line are in lion and zebra costumes and are arranged tallest to shortest, standing on their hind legs and balancing their front paws on the dog in front of them. The humans have one fist in the air and Mom, at the front of the line, holds a dog in her other arm. One dog, dressed like a cheetah or hyena, is heading away from the camera, between Mom and Dad.

Pompeyo Family Dogs

The Pompeyo’s and their amazing rescue pups were semifinalists on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent.

Duo Aerial Silks

Celena and Sheyla dazzle in perfect unison on the duo silks.

Wheel of Destiny

Daredevils take on the Wheel of Destiny, doing aerial stunts and acrobatics while keeping balance on the colossal, revolving apparatus.

America's Show Camels

Lights, camels, action! Ian Garden and Ryan Henning present a caravan of rare, blue-eyed spotted Dromedary camels.


Sensational ringmaster and circus veteran, Ian Garden, will host the hour-long production. Garden will be joined by an esteemed international cast of acts.


The performing troupe, hailing from Africa, have mastered the Korean-style teeterboard. Watch them blast each other to high heights to perform aerial somersaults and gravity defying feats.

High Wire

The Columbian high wire troupe balances precariously while walking along a tensioned wire high above the audience.