Performance both educational and entertaining add to the Fair fun

Fun for everyone is always the focus at the Clay County Fair, September 8-16.

The Clay County Fair will once again join Arts on Grand for fairgoers to enjoy fun activities and unique items at the Art Barn during the 2018 Fair. Fair attendees will be able to view working art demonstrations, participate in marking art, and even purchasing outstanding items.

Each day, the Art Barn will host performers on the Art Barn Stage at 1:00pm. Performers scheduled include Stephan Baker (Saturday, Sept. 8), Greg Davis (Sunday, Sept. 9), Robert Johnson (Monday, Sept. 10), Becky Boyer (Wednesday, Sept. 12), Jim and Jessie Howard of The Jessie James Band (Thursday, Sept. 13), Stephen Baker and Friends (Friday, Sept. 14), and Duane Davis (Saturday, Sept. 15).

The new Grandpa’s Barn includes almost double the space for families to enjoy and develop and appreciation for everything related to Iowa’s leading industry – agriculture. Baby animals, tractor cab simulators presented by Clay County Farm Bureau, and a milking parlor sponsored by MaxYield will educate fairgoers of all ages.

The Sundholm Log Cabin will bring fun educational opportunities to the Fair with hands on activities, live animals, and more. Naturalist programs will be held daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm with activities involving, bison, black bears, minnows, owls, and more. There will be a live bald eagle on Monday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 14 at 11:00am, and 1:00pm. The Great Plains Zoomobile will also be at the Fair on Sunday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2:00pm.

The Smoky Mountain Central Railroad, one of the largest model train displays in the Midwest, will be enjoyed by all in The Depot. The railroad has been a part of the Fair since 1947.