In 1959, the Fair made its first move to a 38 acre plot of land at Spruill and Meeting Streets. This move presented an array of obstacles to overcome. The land, while large enough, had no nearby electrical, water, or sewer services. With the fair scheduled to open in early November, work was not begun until October to provide utilities. Despite a very wet October, the work was done and the fair opened. After just one year, the Fair leadership realized a better site was needed.
A county-wide search for a new location was started. In 1959, a suitable site was found on Dorchester Road and the Fair entered into a 10 year lease with option to purchase. Realizing that the new site would need additional funds for buildings, fencing and other necessary work, the Fair Board approached financial institutions seeking to borrow needed funds. To secure the loan, ten anonymous Club members stepped forward and committed their personal finances to the bank should the Fair be unable to meet its obligations. The Fair had many successful years on Dorchester Road, and numerous obstacles over the years did not stop the fair. Unfortunately, the building of I-526 forced another move.
In 1979, the Coastal Carolina Fair moved to Ladson, the center of the Tri-county area, where it operates today. Now with more than 180 acres and parking for over 10,000 cars, the Fair has a home that will serve the Tri-county area for years to come. The best is yet to come.