13th Annual Family Fest to include STEM Activities, Exhibitors, and so much more!

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair & Events Center and Positively Spencer Youth will host the 13th Annual Family Fest at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Family Fest is free to attend and is open to the public.

Families can enjoy a large variety of hands on and fun activities for all ages and learn what local businesses, groups and organizations can do for families with over 30 exhibitors signed up to be at the event.

“Family Fest is a perfect event to have some fun, learn some new things, and have a great day of family bonding,” said Fair & Events Center Event Services Director Alicia Kopriva.  “It’s an event we are proud to put on to give families in Northwest Iowa something fun, free and educational to do in the winter months.”

Other features include Spencer Municipal Utilities Safety City, which will allow families to interact with local law enforcement, firefighters and EMT staff; Spencer Hospital’s “glow germ” hand washing activity; the H.E.A.T. Tactical Vehicle and a Clay County Fair favorite, Tiny Town, sponsored by Community State Bank.

ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County returns with exciting activities including bunny hopping and yard games. The different 4-H clubs will be available to tell you about 4-H and answer any questions you may have about joining.

STEM activities provided by Iowa Lakes Community College offers an exciting and fun way for kids to have a chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and math; you’ll also have a chance to explode a volcano. There will also be a KidZone sponsored by Spencer Family YMCA that will have a number of fun activities in their area including a bounce house.

The Family Fest planning committee would like to thank the sponsors who help make this event a success: City of Spencer, Community State Bank, Clay County Fair & Events Center, Positively Spencer Youth, Spencer Municipal Utilities, Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, Farmers Savings Bank, Spencer Hospital, State Farm-Craig Neiderheister, Spencer Jaycees, Vander Haags, Spencer Kiwanis after 5, Spencer Rotary Club, and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce.

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. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 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.

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