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Memorable Collections, new blue ribbon contests highlight Creative Living Center

Spencer, Iowa — Memorable collections, canned goods, dried foods and oven products will all fill a portion of the Creative Living Center at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 11-19. A recent tradition at the Fair, the Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones’ Memorable Collections Contest will have cash prizes totaling $1,000.00. Exhibitors will create … Read more

Events Center Ballroom highlights for 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The EuroCAST Ballroom in the Events Center will bring a variety of speakers and performers to the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. “Whether it’s a game show or a patriotic salute or one of the top Southern Gospel music groups in the nation, the Ballroom will be a … Read more

Central Park full of fun activities at 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Interactive family fun and a brand-new Hispanic Festival will highlight Central Park at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. “Our goal each year is to provide unique, fun activities that will appeal to all fairgoers,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons.  “Central Park definitely helps us meet that goal … Read more

Strolling Acts and a new performance venue come to the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — Daredevil stunts, performing pigs, roving circus stars, and a brand-new stage are just a few examples of the more than $150,000 in entertainment that will be offered FREE to fairgoers during the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, September 11-19. This year’s Fair will offer a new performance venue, called the … Read more

Happy Hour to open Sleep Number Grandstand at 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — For concert-goers who want to start their night earlier in the Sleep Number Grandstand or avoid the long lines before the show, the brand-new “Happy Hour” will give them that opportunity at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, Sept. 11-19. “We know that today’s concert-goers are always looking for a … Read more

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