Education and Entertainment add to the Fair fun for all ages

Fun for everyone is always the focus at the Clay County Fair, September 7-15.

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 2019 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 local performers as part of the “Homegrown Talent Series” on the Art Barn Stage at 1:00pm. Performers scheduled include Prarieland Troubadours (Sept. 7), Chris and Allison Oyler (Sept. 8), Jessie James Band (Sept. 9), Robert Johnson (Sept. 10), The House Wrens (Sept. 11), Carter Nath (Sept. 12), DJ Myra Money (Sept. 13), Greg Taylor (Sept. 14), and LD3 (Sept. 15).

The always popular Grandpa’s Barn will include a new edition this year with a free range pasture for the animals to roam during the Fair. Baby animals, growing crops, 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 live animals, hands-on activities, and more. Naturalist programs will be held daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm with activities involving, reptiles, amphibians, bison, mammals, turtles and more. There will be a live bald eagle on Monday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 13 at 11:00am and 1:00pm. The Great Plains Zoomobile will also be at the Fair on Sunday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Along with the Zoomobile on Sunday, Sept. 8, there will be an Insect Zoo from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

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.