South Carolina State Fair Ministry — October 7th – 20th

For more information contact Cathy Locklear at 803.622.0303 or 

Each year the churches of the Columbia Metro and Lexington Baptist Associations partner to facilitate this ministry. The focus of the ministry is meeting the needs of the fair workers. There are many ways to be involved.

  • Before the workers arrive, Monday the 7th, we will be collecting individually wrapped baked goods. These sweets are served at the hospitality area and packed in the meal bags given to the workers.
  • Volunteer at the hospitality table to serve drinks and snacks Monday and Tuesday, the 7th and 8th. (3 hour shifts)
  • Nurses can volunteer to work with the Baptist Nursing Fellowship Monday and Tuesday. They will be present to check vitals and provide health information to the workers.
  • Volunteer to serve as a chaplain. Chaplains will be needed throughout the entire two-week period to share a kind word with the workers and meet needs as they arise.

The Baptist presence at the South Carolina State Fair offers a unique ministry opportunity. People from all over the world travel with the fair. They are separated from their family and friends for extended periods of time. The workers appreciate the kindness shown to them while they are here. Consider your role in this ministry.

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Kyndra Bremer