Central Park full of fun activities at 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Interactive family fun and a brand-new Hispanic Festival will highlight Central Park at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19.

“Our goal each year is to provide unique, fun activities that will appeal to all fairgoers,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons.  “Central Park definitely helps us meet that goal in 2021.”

Sunday, Sept. 12 will feature the Fair’s first Hispanic Festival throughout the afternoon with specialty vendors and local favorite Rey De Rancho, a popular norteña band.

“We are excited to introduce a special ‘festival within the fair’ focused on great music and vendors,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, find out what the best food is at the Fair with the World’s Greatest County Fair Food Contest at 3:00pm. Finalists for the competition will be announced prior to the Fair, and fairgoers will also have the opportunity to select a “People’s Choice” Award winner.

Central Park will also host interactive educational experiences.  The Iowa Corn Growers Association brings Iowa Corn Day on Thursday, Sept. 16 with exhibits and presentations showcasing the importance of this crop in Iowa and beyond.

Friday, Sept. 17 is Iowa Dairy Day.  Sponsored by the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, Dairy Day lets fairgoers learn about the importance of the dairy industry in Iowa through different displays and activities.

Iowa Lakes Community College and ISU Extension Clay County present Science Saturday on Sept. 18. All ages can participate in the hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and experiments.

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 claycountyfair.com.