Strolling entertainment and local acts take center stage at Fair

New and returning acts will entertain audiences in the KICD Courtyard and around the fairgrounds at the Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17.

Hillbilly Bob will be returning with his 1929 Model A Ford, Old Ruthie, loaded with antique fishing and camping equipment fit for a master outdoors man. They will be strolling around grounds daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Matt’s Family Jam also returns to the Fair with their variety of genres, including rock’n’roll, jazz, swing, country and gospel with tight family harmonies. Together they encourage families to have fun and enjoy building relationships and performing for audiences at fairs and festivals all over. They will be riding around the fairgrounds once again on their Beat Bus rolling stage and performing at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Fairgoers will be amazed by the award winning eco-magician, Steve Trash. As a strong advocate of the Green Movement, he promotes environmental friendliness and even created the world’s first eco-friendly green magic set made of renewable bamboo and rubber tree wood. He performs his magic acts at theatres, fairs and festivals all over the world. He will have strolling performances on grounds at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Texas Terry will have crowds laughing with his family-friendly and funny shows. Performances will be Sunday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept 17 strolling on grounds at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Boy Scout Experience will return for the second year in the KICD Courtyard beginning at 9 a.m. daily. Learn about Dutch oven cooking and foil packet cooking – complete with samples. Fairgoers will recognize the signature large teepee in the green space of the Courtyard. Other fun activities also included water rocket demonstrations and rope-making using a special machine. Area Boy Scout troops will be camping on location, allowing people to see what the troops do and how they work throughout the day.

There will be various acts on the KICD Courtyard Stage throughout the week as well. Elle-Shante and Kyle Verner will perform acoustic and vocal music on Sept. 9 and 16. Living Word Worshipis a Christian worship band that will perform on Sept. 10. Sept. 11 and 14 will be Grand Ole Country which is classic country. Also classic country, Frank Tuma will perform on Sept. 12 and 15. Norweiga, a youth band, will perform on Sept. 17. Each of these performances will be at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on their perspective days.

In addition to these performances, the strolling acts will have daily stage performances as well. Each day at 10:30 a.m. audiences can enjoy Steve Trash’s magic show, followed by T. Texas Terry at 2:30 p.m., ending with Matt’s Family Jam at 6:30 p.m.

These acts, plus many more, make up the $180,000 worth of free entertainment that can be found at the 2016 Clay County Fair. For a complete listing, please visit