Strolling and grounds acts come to the 2023 Fair

Spencer, Iowa —A walking robot, bubble show, and comedy acts are just a few examples of the more than $180,000 in FREE entertainment to fairgoers during the 2023 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 9-17.

“Providing free entertainment to everyone at the Fair is a great tradition that we are glad to continue,” said Fair Manager Jerome Hertel.  “We’re excited this year to present returning and new acts for everyone to enjoy.”

The Bubbler will be returning to the Fair, strolling around the grounds in various places putting on a grand show for all ages. This act will be here all nine days at the Fair from, Sept. 9-17.

Traveling his way around the fairgrounds is Rock-It the Robot. Rock-It walks, talks, and rocks as he strolls around the grounds. Standing at nine feet tall, you won’t miss him coming playing music and making your Fair experience memorable, Sept. 9-17.

Phil Baker, a returner to the Fair, will be walking the grounds with his guitar performing songs for kids that will have them smiling and entertained. Baker will be at the Fair all nine days from Sept. 9-17.

Also returning is Farmer Bob and his tractor, loaded with antique equipment and other items fit for a true farmer. He will be strolling around fairgrounds daily, Sept. 9-17.

Our final strolling act is The Ice Cream Show. This show will have you screaming for more as Greg Frisbee entertains with his antics and quick wit. Roving around on his tricycle and ice cream cart, you will see him in various locations around the fairgrounds. Using the audience to engage viewers, his fun and comedic act will leave you wanting more of the sweet treat, Sept. 9-17.

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