The South Carolina State Fair is 150 years old. I made my first visit to this event sometime in the mid-1980's packed in the back of a truck full of high school classmates that traveled an hour to Columbia. It hasn't changed so much since then. The fair remains a popular event and achieved record attendance this year. I visit annually because I enjoy photographing people and it's an opportunity for me to find so many congregated together in a unique and fun environment. I even had requests from attendees for spontaneous portraits. Here are a few of my favorite images.