Monday, Sept. 11

Veterans Day (Veterans & Active Military Free)

We welcome all who have served as we honor our active military and Veterans. All active military and Veterans are admitted free for the day. There will be a parade throughout the fairgrounds starting at 10am. Join us for the Veterans program in the Events Center Ballroom at 11am. 

Meet me at the grandstand...


Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone

with Special Guest The Association
7:30 pm

Followed by J & M Fireworks Spectacular presented by Farmers Bank

Meet me at the barns...

NEW Coop Indoor Arena
9a 4-H/FFA Market Beef Sale 

Ag State Livestock Pavilion
8a Open Class Sheep Show: Hampshire, Polypay, Dorset, Southdown, Cheviot, Columbia, Montadale 

Outdoor Arena
9a Open Class Horse Show: Appaloosa, Paint, Quarter Horse, Pony Performance; Western Pleasure Championship, Costume 

Meet me at the Paid Attractions

Crossfire Rodeo Mechanical Bull
Gunner’s Paintball Blast
Knights of Columbus Bingo
Caricatures by Rex
Up North Photo

Meet me at the fair...

 9a-8p Buildings Open 

10a Veterans Day Parade - around the fair 

10a-8p Food Vendors Open (hours may vary before/after) 

4p Midway Opens (10 rides for $25) 

1p-7:30p Coke Refreshment Tent 

1p-7:30p Tasting Room at the BARn 

Meet me at the free stages...

Good Health Saunas Discovery Stage
10a, 12p, 2p Awesome Ag Magic Show
9a, 11a, 1p The Circus Science Spectacular 

Farmers Bank Stage
10a, 1p, 4p Lizzy the Dream Girl (hypnotist)
11:30a, 2:30p, 5:30p The Sidekicks (hits you know) 

Northwest Bank Stage
10:30a, 1:30p, 4:30p Jared Sherlock (comedy/magic)
12p, 3p, 6p The Britins (Beatles tribute) 

Strolling/Grounds Acts
10a, 12p, 2p, 4p Farmer Bob
10:45a, 1:45p, 4:45p Bruno’s Tiger Show - south of Farmer’s Bank Stage - Sponsored by Bath Fitter
11a, 1p Rembrandt Leather Featuring Dick Bennet - North of Depot
11:30a, 2:30p, 5:30p The Ice Cream Show (comedy)
1p, 3:30p, 6p Rock-it The Robot
2p, 4p, 6p Phil Baker (children’s music) 

Sundholm Environmental Education Center
9:30a Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Frogs and Toads
10a-12p Bald Eagle
12p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Iowa Mammals
3:00p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Live Animals 

Events Center Ballroom
11a Veterans Day Program
2p Glenn Henricksen & Friends Salute to Veterans 

Farmers Savings Bank Stage - Creative Living Center
11:30a Loess Hills Gourd Group
1p $1,500 Cinnamon Roll Contest 

Meet me with your Shopping Bag

Outdoor Farm Machinery & Ag Equipment Exhibits sponsored by Rosenboom (9:00am-6:00pm)

Commercial Exhibits Building, Varied Industries Building, Grandstand & Annex, Black Hills Energy Events Center Arena, Photography Center, & Tower Gate Pavilion (9:00am-8:00pm)

Clay County Fair Official Souvenir Stand (9:00am-8:00pm)

Meet me at the Corndog Stand

Food Vendors (10:00am-8:00pm)
May vary before/after hours

Coke Refreshment Tent (1:00pm-7:30pm)

Tasting Room at the BARn (1:00pm-7:30pm)

Meet me at the Free Attractions

Arts On Grand @ the Fair (9:00am-8:00pm)
Boy Scout Experience(10:00am-5:00pm)
Clay County Fair Museum (9:00am-8:00pm)
Dairy Experience sponsored by Midwest Dairy (9:00am-6:00pm)
Fair to Fork Market (9:00am-7:00pm)
Grandpa’s Barn (9:00am-8:00pm)
Iowa Great Lakes Antique Automobile Club (9:00am-8:00pm)
Northwest Iowa Classic Tractors (9:00am-6:00pm)
Rembrandt Leather Featuring Dick Bennett (10:00am-7:00pm)
Sundholm Environmental Education Center (9:00am-6:00pm)
Smoky Mountain Central Railroad (9:00am-8:00pm)
Tiny Town sponsored by Summit Carbon Solutions (9:00am-8:00pm)

Guest Services

  • ATMs - See fair map
  • Courtesy Carts sponsored by Superior Sleep - Gate G
  • Disability Assistance Patrol (DAP) carts - Around the Fair
  • First Aid/Mother’s Lounge (Nursing & Infant Care) - Family Place
  • Cellphone Charging sponsored by SRG- Event Center Lobby
  • Information Booths sponsored by Superior Sleep - See fair map
  • Lost Person / Lost & Found / Chaplain Services - Security Office (West End of Grandstand)
  • On Ground Shuttle  Service provided by Royal & Peterson Lions Clubs - $1/ride or $2/day
  • Ponchos / Diapers / Batteries / Sundry Items - Johnson Grocery (south of Tower Gate Pavilion)
  • Scooter, Wheelchair, and Wagon Rentals provided by Home Town Mobility - Gate A & Gate G
  • Sensory Room sponsored by Spencer Hospital and Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation - Family Place
  • Sunscreen sponsored by Spencer Hospital- Grandpa’s Barn