Coming to SC all the way from the coast of Alaska...
The Classic welcomes Captain Wild Bill from the Discovery Channel's hit show, Deadliest Catch. Appearing Saturday and Sunday only.
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Discovery Dig
Back by popular demand... Kids Discovery Dig! Children will discover fossils, rocks and shells in our huge "Dig Site."
Ron & Amy Shirley from the hit show Lizard Lick Towing
One of the hottest shows on television, Lizard Lick Towing, premiered the second half of its fourth season on May 26, 2014 on truTV. That means fans are getting exactly what they've been demanding – more Ron and Amy Shirley.
Youth Turkey Weigh In Day
Saturday, March 28, from 11am - 1pm, at the Take One, Make One Trailer!
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Bruce Mitchell
Come and meet Bruce Mitchell, the 'Renegade Alligator Man' from Swamp People. Bruce will be in attendance Friday 27th thru Sunday 29th at the Altamaha River Trading, Co. booth in the Cantey Building.
SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be teaming with a variety of fishing partners to host the SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship for anglers from The Bass Federation Junior and Student Angler Federation Clubs as well as the B.A.S.S Junior Bassmasters Clubs.

The tournament will be held on Lake Murray March 28, 2015 with the weigh in at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds.
W.O.W. (World's Outstanding Whitetails)
W.O.W.(Worlds Outstanding Whitetails) is a stunning collection of 16 of the biggest Whitetail Deer ever on display. These Whitetails are the absolute most monster deer to ever walk the planet.
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Did you know there is a yearly coyote hunting competition in SC? Do you know why the competition exists? Have you heard about the damage coyotes are doing across the state? Want to know more about how to hunt these predators? Join the Predator Pro Staff at this year's Palmetto Sportsman's Classic to learn the reasons why we should hunt coyotes, how to call coyotes, plus get some predator hunting tips and tricks.
Red Arrow TV with host Kip Campbell
Red Arrow TV’s southern roots have the same foundation, and this show is as real as it gets! Host Kip Campbell hunts all types of wild game both big and small all over the country in 100% fair chase environments. The show is primarily bow hunting, with occasional firearm hunting. Come by and meet Kip and hear him share his experiences.
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2015 Exhibitors
Over 300 vendors selling the latest and greatest hunting, fishing and outdoor sports equipment and clothing, unusual foods and unique gifts. There is something for everyone at the Classic!
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Marty Fischer
Marty Fischer is one of America's best-known outdoor personalities. He is a Host/Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed series TNT Outdoor Explosion, avid hunter, and a champion duck caller.
Bass Tub
Come see a 5,500-gallon aquarium stocked with largemouth and striped bass, featuring fishing seminars and casting demonstrations by Keith Johnson.

31st Annual Premier Hunting & Fishing Outdoor Show

Exhibitor spaces for the 2015 Classic are sold out! Please watch our web site in April for the 2016 application. Get yours in early for the 2016 show!!

Buy your Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic tickets in advance!


Fri, March 27, noon-8pm
Sat, March 28, 9am-7pm
Sun, March 29, 11am-6pm


Adults, $8
Seniors 62 & over, $7
Children 10 years old & under, free

Parking: Free

Important Message for Vendors

For more Information:

Call: 803-734-4008

SC State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29201

Note: No dogs or other pets are allowed on the fairgrounds or in buildings, except service animals or pets contracted as part of the show.