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Make plans now to attend the 2022 Fair and save big with deals

Spencer, Iowa — Fairgoers have the opportunity to save big through several pre-Fair deals as they make plans to attend the Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 10-18. “We know people in today’s economy are looking for ways to save money,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “Taking advantage of these pre-Fair discounts is the perfect way to … Read more

Home Wine & Craft Beer Department to include more prizes at 2022 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Home Wine and Craft Beer Department will include 15 divisions in the wine category and nine divisions in the craft beer category for the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept 10-18. “No matter your skill level, entering your wine or beer exhibit into the Fair is a great way to … Read more

Textiles, Arts, and Crafts name change for the 2022 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair Textiles, Crafts, and Arts Department has changed its name to the Creative Arts Department for the 2022 Fair powered by SMU, Sept 10-18. “We decided it was time to update the name because ‘Creative Arts’ just encompasses every category in the competition better,” said first-year Superintendent Cindy Kress. “We’re also excited … Read more

Picture a blue ribbon at the 2022 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Now is a perfect time to begin sorting through all of the photos you have taken and enter them in one of the many photography competitions at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 10-18. “We’re really excited to be back for the 2022 Fair,” said Dana Metcalf, superintendent of … Read more

Enter blue ribbon produce at the 2022 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Gardeners are encouraged to enter their blue ribbon best in the Fields and Gardens Department at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 10-18. One of the Fair’s original competitive departments, Fields and Gardens will yet again have another great year of showing. “Even with the cool spring and all the … Read more

Purchase your tickets for the 2022 Fair Grandstand line-up

Spencer, Iowa — Tickets are available now for nine nights of Grandstand events – including the six shows that are part of SRG Concert Series – at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 10-18. “From multiple GRAMMY Award winners to fresh up-and-comers, this year’s concert line-up is by far the most diverse in … Read more

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 to provide a free experience for literally anyone to come enjoy the Fair is an incredible opportunity,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “This will especially benefit … Read more

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 Clay County Fair Charitable Trust on Saturday, June 4. “The Fair’s core mission is agriculture,” said Fair & Events Center CEO Jeremy Parsons. “To incorporate that … Read more

Seven girls to contend for title of 2022 Clay County Fair Queen

Spencer, Iowa – Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Clay County Fair Queen on Sunday, May 1 at the Clay County Regional Events Center. Contestants include Rebekah Buettner of Webb, the daughter of Beau and Sara Buettner; Autumn Erdman of Spencer, daughter of Terry and Jolene Hansen and Bob Erdman; Lizzy Findling … Read more

Complete 2022 Fair Grandstand line-up announced

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair announces all nine nights of Grandstand events – including the six shows that are part of SRG Concert Series – for the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 10-18. “We thought we would change things up a bit this year and announce the entire line-up at … Read more