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 40,000 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. Additionally, attendants can participate in the annual South Carolina Writers Competition and Outdoor Photography Contest jointly sponsored by the Hampton Fund and the South Carolina Wildlife magazine.

To find more information about the annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic, visit their website.