Blue-ribbon creations at the Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair Textiles, Crafts, and Arts Department will again showcase blue ribbon creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2018 Fair, Sept 8-16.

“We always look forward to the wide variety of exhibits brought to the fair, whether these projects are quilts or blown glass,” said Superintendent Terri Chalstrom. “There is always a class for everyone to enter their creations.”

The variety of exhibits can be entered under several different classes including quilting, needlework, woodworking, painting, garment making, and drawing.

Along with showcasing the variety of exhibits, the Creative Living Center will also host the following different demonstrations throughout the span of the Fair: metal crafting, coloring with Crayola on fabric, fun with yoyos, and making a penny rug out of wool.

“The Creative Living Center is the perfect spot at the Fair to see the creativity of people,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “We welcome everyone to enter this great department at the Fair.”

There are no entry fees and exhibitors also do not need to be residents of Clay County. New exhibitors are also encouraged to enter their creations at the Fair. To make this experience more inviting, there is a first time exhibitor class available. Every age group, from ages 2 to 92, will find a class to enter.

Check out the exhibitor handbook online at or pick one up at the Fair Administrative Offices to find the rules and guidelines to enter your work at the Fair. Pre-registration for all exhibits is encouraged and can be completed online, by mail, or in person by August 15. For those who choose not to pre-register, registration can also occur when entries are accepted on Aug. 31 (Noon-7:00pm) and Sept. 1 (9:00am-3:00pm).

About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 325,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at