Get your Fair Food fix

The Clay County Fair & Events Center announces two ways to get your Fair food fix in the month of August – Non-Profit Take Out Tuesdays and Fair Food To Go.

In partnership with Farmers Bank, the Spencer Chamber of Commerce and Spencer Radio Group, the Fair has scheduled a number of Non-Profit Take Out Tuesdays to give Fair food fans an opportunity to help out one local non-profit organization and support their mission each week:

  • Tuesday, August 4 – Hy-Noon Kiwanis (scholarships)
  • August 11 – Spencer Jaycees (Tree of Joy)
  • August 18 – Daybreaker Kiwanis (scholarships, bike helmet mission, Upper Des Moines)


Vendors will be open from 4pm – 7pm each Tuesday.  Complete menu details can be found by following the Fair’s social media or the Fair’s website (

“From the moment the Fair was postponed, we knew our local non-profits would be hurting,” said Fair & Events Center CEO Jeremy Parsons.  “We reached out to all of our non-profits with this opportunity to help them fulfill their mission in this strange time.  While we are announcing our first three ‘Take Out Tuesdays’ now, we hope to expand this and other food opportunities through September.”

Fair Food To Go will be held Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. Fair food enthusiasts will be able to park, walk up, and order a variety of deep-fried and on-a-stick favorites including mini donuts, smoothies, corn dogs, tenderloins, deep fried pickles, turkey legs, waffles on a stick, shaved ice, tater ribbon fries, and more.

Fair Food To Go will be open both days from 11am – 7pm.  Complete menus and a listing of vendors can be found by following the Fair’s social media or the Fair’s website (

Admission for these events is free. Please use the north Entrance off West 18th St. to enter the grounds for each event. These events are meant to be “to go” or carry out events; restrooms and seating will not be available. All Fair food enthusiasts must follow social distancing guidelines.

“We look forward to welcoming our Fair food fans for these great events through August,” said Parsons.  “A portion of the proceeds from both events will go to support the operations of the Fair & Events Center in a year when the postponement of the Fair leaves us without 75% of our revenue to maintain the fairgrounds and prepare for next year’s Fair.”