Tradition and New entertainment on Farmers Bank Stage

Spencer, Iowa — The Farmers Bank Stage will bring six different acts to the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. This is just a portion of the $150,000 of free entertainment that will be offered to fairgoers.

“From comedy to polka music to a capella, the Farmers Bank Stage will have something for everyone,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “The tent in southwest corner of the fairgrounds will again be a popular spot to see great free entertainment.”

New to the Clay County Fair this year is The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show (Sept. 11-13). The show is a family-oriented delight of stand-up comedy, dance, theatre, and physical skills that has engaged audiences in over 20 countries and in six different languages.

Along with The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show will be Thistle & Lace (Sept. 11-13). Thistle & Lace is an eclectic, acoustic husband-and-wife duo that combines spot-on harmonies with hits from the past eight decades to bring you a one-of-a-kind listening experience.

On September 14-16, the Fair will welcome Steve Russell, a comedian and juggler, who gives you all of the laughs of a stand-up comedian with the added bonus of disappearing bananas, impaled potatoes and adeptly tossed luncheon meat.

Returning to the Fair is Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen (Sept. 14-16), an upbeat and energetic polka band headquartered near Mankato, Minnesota. Since 2009, the band has blended traditional German, Czech, and Bohemian Polka with a unique style and energy, uncommon in many old-time polka bands.

To end the Fair, the Fair will welcome Kate Escape (Sept. 17-19). Kate leads the audience through the high-energy and hilarious journey of comedy hypnosis.

Six Appeal, a popular Fair favorite, will also return Sept. 17-19. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – all sung a cappella.

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About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair & Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair powered by SMU. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the 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