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General Information Letter

March 22-24, 2024

The Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic, a premiere regional event, has always emphasized the appreciation, wise use and stewardship of South Carolina’s natural resources through the use of education. This annual event is hosted by the Harry R. E. Hampton Memorial Fund and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC.

With more than 30,000 people in attendance each year, visitors can expect live animal exhibits, contests, seminars on various outdoors topics, demonstrations of both hunter and boater safety, and many other vendors, exhibits and activities related to the outdoors.

Please find below a list of our main buildings and outdoor booth spaces.  Click on the building for more info, including pricing, availability etc.  

Rules and Regulations for Vendors:

The address of the SC State Fairgrounds is 1200 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29201.  Gate 11 on Bluff Road will be open for exhibitors to enter the fairgrounds. Times for set up are:

  • Thursday, March 21st from 12 Noon until 8:00 pm (VENDOR MOVE IN)

  • Friday, March 22nd from 8:00 am until 11:00 am (VENDOR MOVE IN)

  • Gates open on Friday 22nd, at 12 Noon until 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 23rd, at 9:00 am until 7:00 pm (Vendor Gate 11 will open 8AM Sharp)

  • Sunday, March 24th, at 11:00 am until 6:00 pm (Vendor Gate 11 will open 9:30AM Sharp)

A few more quick links:

Thank you,


Dan DuPre

Special Events Coordinator for the SC Dept. of Natural Resources
Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic, Director
Camp Wildwood of South Carolina, Coordinator

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Room Number 209

1000 Assembly St.

Post Office Box 167

Columbia, SC, 29202


☏ (803) 734-4008   

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