Strolling Acts and a new performance venue come to the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Daredevil stunts, performing pigs, roving circus stars, and a brand-new stage are just a few examples of the more than $150,000 in entertainment that will be offered FREE to fairgoers during the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 11-19.

This year’s Fair will offer a new performance venue, called the Midway Stage, along with classic strolling and grounds acts.

“I feel pretty strongly that when people come to the Fair this year they are looking to laugh and have a good time,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons.  “By placing a new stage right inside Gate G (the north entrance), people will be entertained right away.”

The Mighty Mike Show is one of the free shows offered on Midway Stage, Sept. 11-19. Mike began training feats of strength under Grandmaster Strongman Dennis Rogers (in a line of strongman performers from Joseph “Mighty Atom” Greenstein in 1928). Not only will he keep you laughing the entire show, he will also motivate and inspire you by the lessons of an old time strongman.

Also coming to the Midway stage is Pogo Fred, Sept. 11-19. Fred is one of the original founders of the sport of extreme pogo and has progressed today to be one of the best jumpers in the world. He has inspired countless younger athletes and is a major driving force behind the growth of the sport. As a veteran and founder of the sport, Fred has been featured in numerous media pieces, including Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent, and notably a Nike commercial during the 2012 Olympics.

New to the Fair is Pork Chop Revue, which is an awesome display of some of the smartest swine in the country. These bodacious barnyard buddies present a show featuring amazing stunts and laughable antics. Located south of the Farmers Bank Stage, Pork Chop Revue will perform three times daily, Sept. 11-19.

Returning is Hillbilly Bob and his 1929 Model A Ford, Old Ruthie, loaded with antique fishing and camping equipment fit for a master outdoors man. They will be strolling around grounds daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Another popular strolling act returning is ROCK-IT the Robot, an amazing roving performer that will be wandering throughout the fairgrounds, Sept. 11-19. He is nine feet tall and stands head and shoulders above the crowds. More than just a costume character, ROCK-IT is a high-tech “body puppet”. His gargantuan size alone makes him an unforgettable sight.

New to the Fair as a strolling act is The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show. The show is a family-oriented delight that has engaged audiences in over 20 countries and in six different languages with stand-up comedy, dance, theatre, and physical skills.

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