New Vendors join to celebrate the Fair

Spencer, Iowa – There will be 66 new vendors joining the hundreds of returning favorite commercial exhibits and concessions at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 10-18.…

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Admission details announced for 2022 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — A new promotion providing free admission after 7:30pm each day highlights some admission changes for the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 10-18. “To be able…

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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…

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Fair & Events Center announces ARTRAGEOUS!

Spencer, Iowa —The Clay County Fair & Events Center announces that Artrageous, presented by Northwest Bank, Spencer Community Schools Foundation and Holiday Inn Express, will be arriving at the Clay…

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Clay County Fair returns in big way

Spencer, Iowa — Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clay County Fair powered by SMU returned September 11-19 with sunny skies and smiling fairgoers. “There was much uncertainty…

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Clay County Fair Makes Grandstand Change

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair announces that BlackHawk (rather than Tracy Lawrence) will be joining The Bellamy Brothers as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Sleep…

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IAFE 2020 Wrap Up

“The World’s Greatest County Fair” lived up to its billing by winning multiple awards and recognitions at the 2020 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) “Virtual Vision” held November…

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Accepting 2021 Queen Applications

Spencer, Iowa – The search is underway for candidates to compete for the title of Clay County Fair Queen. The winner, to be crowned Sunday, May 2, will reign over…

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Speedway announces 2021 plans

The Clay County Fair Speedway announces a partnership with Trent Chinn Promotions for the 2021 season. The Speedway, which will be co-promoted by Chinn and the Fair Association, will host…

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Get your Fair Food fix

The Clay County Fair & Events Center announces two ways to get your Fair food fix in the month of August – Non-Profit Take Out Tuesdays and Fair Food To…

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2020 Clay County Fair postponed

The Clay County Fair Association announced today that the 2020 edition of “The World’s Greatest County Fair” will not be held and will be postponed to September 11-19, 2021. The…

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Clay County Fair wins international recognition

“The World’s Greatest County Fair” lived up to its billing by winning multiple awards and recognitions at the 2019 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention held December 1-4…

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Foreigner Refund Information

September 9, 2019 Dear Foreigner Ticket Buyer: Saturday, Sept. 7 was a rare event at the Clay County Fair – a Grandstand concert cancellation. Due to muddy track conditions that…

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Mannheim Steamroller on-sale announced

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Tuesday, November 19. Tickets…

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RAIN – A Beatles Tribute

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair announces RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Sleep Number Grandstand at the 2019…

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Clay County Fair announces Foreigner

The Clay County Fair announces a night with Foreigner as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Sleep Number Grandstand at the 2019 Clay County Fair on Saturday, September…

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2018 By the Numbers

Nine days of warm sunny weather made the “The World’s Greatest County Fair” a perfect September get-away for thousands of fairgoers, September 8-16. “Although crowds appeared to be affected the…

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Home Free – A Country Christmas

The Clay County Fair & Events Center is pleased to announce Home Free – A Country Christmas presented as part of the SRG Concert Series Saturday, December 15, 2018. The…

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Lee Brice to open 2018 Fair

The Clay County Fair announces that Lee Brice will perform as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Grandstand at the 2018 Clay County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30pm.…

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2017 Christmas Show Announced

The Clay County Fair & Events Center is pleased to announce the George Maurer Big Band Holiday Show presented by Farmers Bank on Thursday, December 14. The show, which will…

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Get in the Fair Spirit early

It’s time to get in the Centennial Fair spirit with last minute savings and kick off celebrations prior to the opening of the Clay County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9.…

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New Vendors join to celebrate the Fair

There will be 46 new additions to the vendor list this year joining the hundreds of favorite commercial exhibits and concessions at the Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. “With nearly…

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Livestock competition deadline approaching

The entry deadline of August 15 is rapidly approaching for exhibitors to register their award-winning sheep, swine, dairy cattle, rabbits, horses and beef cattle for competitive shows at the 2017…

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Horses to highlight the Outdoor Arena

Horses once again highlight the events at the Outdoor Arena during the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. However, another species of animals will return to the Arena on Sunday,…

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Enter your blue-ribbon creations at the Fair

The Textiles, Crafts and Art department will again showcase people’s blue ribbon creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. Three new classes of competition,…

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