Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic CANCELED

The Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic.

The event scheduled for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 at the S.C. State Fairgrounds is one of the largest events held at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, with attendance reaching nearly 40,000 the last several years.

With the public health risk posed by COVID-19, it was felt that there was no way to ensure that this event did not contribute to the spread of the virus.

Organizers of the 2020 Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic did not come to this decision lightly. Over the last several days organizers have heard your concerns and are taking the cues from many events across the country.

“The health and wellbeing of South Carolinians and others traveling to South Carolina’s largest hunting, fishing and outdoor expo remain our top concern,” said Dan DuPre, Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic organizer. “We must take every precaution to protect the thousands of attendees, vendors and volunteers expected to attend the event.”

Updates concerning ticket and vendor refunds will be posted on the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic website,, as soon as it is available.

SCDNR encourages the public to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information by visiting the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more Information:

Call: 803-734-4008