Tuesday, Sept. 12


FFA Day offers students a day of leadership opportunities, a college fair, and a chance to enjoy our Fair. Karstyn Cantrell, a visiting Na-tional FFA Officer, will help kids “Fear Less” and beat “The Thief of Joy” with her keynote presentation and leadership workshop in the Events Center Ballroom. 

Senior Day
65+ $8 admission

Meet me at the grandstand...

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series & Tri-State Late Models

Lucas Oil ASCS & SLMR Late Models

7 pm Hot Laps

Followed by J & M Fireworks Spectacular presented by Farmers Bank

Meet me at the barns...

NEW Coop Indoor Arena
5:30p 4-H/FFA Dog Agility Show 

Ag State Livestock Pavilion
8a Open Class Sheep Show: Rambouillet, Suffolk, Katahdin, Shropshire, Babydoll, AOB 

Outdoor Arena
12p 4-H/FFA County Horse Show: Halter, Showmanship, Performance, Trail & Games 

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-1p FFA Day: College Fair - Central Park 

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 - Snakes
12p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Iowa Mammals
3:00p Naturalist Chat at the Gazebo - Iowa Fish 

Events Center Ballroom
11a FFA Day Event: Fear Less - Karstyn Cantrell
1:30p FFA Day Event: The Thief of Joy - Karstyn Cantrell 

Farmers Savings Bank Stage - Creative Living Center
10:30a Amazing Bees/Honey by Boernsen Bees
11:30a Return of the Victory Garden w/ Melissa Cadmus
1p Button Trees w/ Jan Lindstrom 

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