Farm to Fork FUNdraiser

Spencer, Iowa — A four-course meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients, musical entertainment by Fair favorites The Britins, auctions, and a 50/50 raffle will highlight a brand-new fundraising event for the Clay County Fair Charitable Trust on Saturday, June 4.
“The Fair’s core mission is agriculture,” said Fair & Events Center CEO Jeremy Parsons. “To incorporate that core mission into a fundraising event to ensure future success for the Fair is very exciting.”
The meal, which will be prepared by Fair & Events Center Executive Chef Phil Poutre, will be four courses all sourced from local producers. Those producers will then be present during the event to teach attendees how they work diligently to provide healthy and safe locally grown food items.
“The ability for the attendees to hear directly from the producers will make the evening a top-notch educational event,” he said.
The fundraising component for the event will include both live and silent auctions, as well as a 50/50 raffle. The silent auction is available online, and potential bidders do not need to attend the event in order to participate in the silent auction.
Complete event information, including the four-course meal menu, a listing of live auction items, and a link to the online silent auction can be found at
Providing entertainment during the event will be the Beatles tribute band, The Britins, who have performed on free entertainment stages numerous times during the Fair.
Tickets for this brand-new event are on sale now. Prices are $100 per person, $175 per couple, or $2,000 per table sponsorship which includes eight (8) tickets. Tickets may be purchased online at or in person at the Events Center Box Office.
About the Clay County Fair Charitable Trust Established in 1993, the CCF Charitable Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose goal is to ensure a blue ribbon future for “The World’s Greatest County Fair.
About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and 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 Clay County 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