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Tradition continues on the Northwest Bank Stage

Spencer, Iowa — The Northwest Bank Stage will feature six different quality acts at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. This is just a portion of the $150,000 in free entertainment offered to fairgoers. A veteran performer and an extremely funny guy, C. Willi Myles will perform Sept. 11-13. A comedian … Read more

Special Day highlights for the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — No matter who you are, there is something for everyone at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. “Each day the Fair is chock full of activities for all ages,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons.  “However, some activities are scheduled on a special day, which makes each day at … Read more

Outdoor Arena events at the Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Horses will be the featured attraction every day at the Outdoor Arena during the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. The Outdoor Arena will host daily open class horse shows, as well as 4-H and FFA horse shows. Open class (Paint, Appaloosa, Quarter, Pony Halter and Performance) shows will be Sept. 11-13 … Read more

Tradition and New entertainment on Farmers Bank Stage

Spencer, Iowa — The Farmers Bank Stage will bring six different acts to the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. This is just a portion of the $150,000 of free entertainment that will be offered to fairgoers. “From comedy to polka music to a capella, the Farmers Bank Stage will have something for everyone,” … Read more

Town and Country Innovation celebrates sixth year in 2021

Spencer, Iowa —Town and Country Innovation Show will celebrate its sixth year of competition at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19, in a brand new location. “Due to the renovation of the Ag Marketplace to the new Farm Nutrients Small Animal Barn, we needed a new home for this creative department,” … Read more

Small animals on the move at the 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Fairgoers looking for poultry and rabbits at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 11-19, will find them in a different location, the new Farm Nutrients Small Animal Barn. The new barn, located on the south side of the fairgrounds in the former Ag Marketplace, will include coop and pen … Read more

Make plans now to attend the 2021 Clay County 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. 11-19. Advance adult gate admission tickets are available for $7, saving attendees $3 before the gates open on Sept. 11. Tickets can be purchased online at www.midwestix.com, at the Events Center … Read more

Home Wine & Craft Beer Department to include more prizes at 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The 2021 Clay County Fair Home Wine and Craft Beer Department will include 15 divisions in the wine category and nine divisions in the craft beer category, as well as a new beer or wine label competition. “No matter your skill level, entering your wine or beer exhibit into the Fair is … Read more

Picture a blue ribbon at the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — With new themes and a new sponsor, now is a perfect time to begin sorting through all of the photos you have taken since the 2019 Fair and enter them in one of the many photography competitions at the 2021 Clay County Fair. Photographers may enter up to 12 photographs with one … Read more

Blue Ribbon Produce at the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Gardeners are encouraged to enter their blue ribbon best in the Fields and Gardens Department at the 2021 Fair. One of the Fair’s original competitive departments, Fields and Gardens will yet again have another great year of showing. “Through the times of struggle with Mother Nature and all – we are still … Read more