Trace Adkins with special guest Eli Alger and the Faster Horses to take the stage at the 2024 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair powered by SMU announces Trace Adkins with special guest Eli Alger and the Faster Horses as part of the SRG Concert Series at the 2024 Clay County Fair on Sunday, September 8 at 7:30pm.

Trace Adkins has sold over 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and garnered over two billon streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for dynamic baritone and fiery, always-memorable live performances, and has expanded his Country career to include film and TV acting. He broke out in 1996 with the debut album, Dreamin’ Out Loud, cracking the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Every Light In the House Is On” and following with the #1 smash, “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing).” Since then, Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic Country minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern Country through fun-filled hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton).

Eli Alger and the Faster Horses – Alger is a born and raised Iowan who now calls Nashville home.  In September 2021, he released his debut single “Rednexico” to country radio where it has since amassed over 180,000 streams and is being played on independent radio around the country. With over 1,500 shows under his belt, you can be sure that Eli Alger and the Faster Horses will put on an entertaining performance at the Clay County Fair.

Ticket prices are $59 (stage front standing), $49 (reserved premier Grandstand seating), $39 (reserved Grandstand seating), and $29 (general admission bleachers).

Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10:00am. Tickets will be available online at, by phone at 515-244-2771, or in person at the Events Center Box Office. All tickets, regardless of purchase location, are also subject to a handling & processing fee which is not included in the advertised price.

About the Grandstand Bag checks are conducted at all Grandstand events. The following items will be prohibited: weapons/firearms, alcoholic beverages not provided by the Fair & Events Center, air horns/whistles or other noisemakers, helium-filled balloons, glitter/confetti, glass bottles, fireworks and illegal substances.

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 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