Thursday, Sept. 14

Sponsored by CFE 


Sponsored by Iowa Corn Growers

Meet me at the grandstand...

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Jo Dee Messina & Diamond Rio

7:30 pm

Followed by J & M Fireworks Spectacular presented by Farmers Bank


Antique Tractor Pull

8 am

Meet me at the barns...

NEW Coop Indoor Arena
8:30a Open Class Beef Cattle Show: Miniature Herefords, Charolais
1p Open Class and Youth Dairy Cattle Show 

Ag State Livestock Pavilion
7:30a 4-H/FFA County Lamb Pen Show
8a 4-H/FFA County & District Sheep Shows
1:30p FFA County & District Market Swine Show; 4-H District Market Swine Show, District Showmanship
6p 4-H/FFA Pen Pal Relay 

Outdoor Arena
10a 4-H/FFA District Horse Show: Halter, Showmanship, Performance 

Farm Nutrients Small Animal Barn
9a 4-H/FFA County Rabbit Show: Showmanship, Presentation
11a 4-H/FFA County Rabbit Show
6:30p 4-H/FFA Rabbit Hopping and Agility Demonstrations 

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-3p Iowa Corn Day - Central Park 

Sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association 

9a-8p Buildings Open 

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

10a Vintage Tractor Parade - around the Fair 

1p-7:30p Coke Refreshment Tent 

1p-7:30p Tasting Room at the BARn 

4p Midway Opens (10 rides for $25) 

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 Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman (Polka)
11:30a, 2:30p, 5:30p Glenn Henriksen & Friends (variety) 

Northwest Bank Stage
10:30a, 1:30p, 4:30p The Eclectic Barn Boys (classic country)
12p, 3p, 6p Poppa Bear Norton (daredevil country) 

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 - Talking Turkeys
12p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Bird is the Word
3:00p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Live Barred Owl 

Farmers Savings Bank Stage - Creative Living Center
9:45a Open Class Pies & Cakes Judging
1p Non-Traditional Cinnamon Roll Contest - Sponsored by Janice Nostrom Family
2p String Quilting w/ Deb Travis 

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