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Special Day highlights for the 2019 Clay County Fair

No matter who you are, there is something for everyone at the 2019 Clay County Fair, Sept. 7-15. “While every day at the Fair is full of fun activities, there are some activities that only happen once on a special day,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “However, some activities are scheduled on a special day, which … Read more

Education and Entertainment add to the Fair fun for all ages

Fun for everyone is always the focus at the Clay County Fair, September 7-15. The Clay County Fair will once again join Arts on Grand for fairgoers to enjoy fun activities and unique items at the Art Barn during the 2019 Fair. Fair attendees will be able to view working art demonstrations, participate in marking … Read more

Livestock entry deadline approaching for 2019 Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair open class livestock entry deadline is rapidly approaching. All livestock entries for beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and horses are due on Wednesday, August 15, whether this is online, in person, or via mail. Daily open class livestock shows are a highlight for many fairgoers with an expcted 500 exhibitors … Read more

Enter Blue Ribbon Produce at the 2019 Clay County Fair

Gardeners are encouraged to enter their blue ribbon best in the Fields and Gardens Department at the 2019 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 hopeful for a … Read more

Tradition and new entertainment to perform on Farmers Bank Stage

The Farmers Bank Stage will present six different acts at the nine-day Clay County Fair, Sept. 7-15. “The Farmers Bank Stage is a popular spot for many of our fairgoers because of its high-quality entertainment acts,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “The tent in southwest corner of the fairgrounds will be the place to be again this year.” … Read more

Mannheim Steamroller on-sale announced

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Tuesday, November 19. Tickets for the event will go on sale July 26. “Attending Mannheim Steamroller at the Events Center is a tradition in northwest Iowa,” said Fair & … Read more

Tradition continues on the Northwest Bank Stage

Spencer, Iowa — The Northwest Bank Stage will feature six different quality acts at the nine-day Clay County Fair, Sept. 7-15. This is just a portion of the $200,000 in free entertainment offered to fairgoers. “Fairgoers have come to expect top-notch free entertainment when they attend our Fair,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “That expectation will … Read more

Enter your blue ribbon textiles, crafts, and arts at the Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair Textiles, Crafts, and Arts Department will again showcase memorable creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2019 Fair, Sept 7-15. “We always look forward to the wide variety of exhibits brought to the fair, and this year there are a few new changes to the sponsors,” said Superintendent Terri Chalstrom. … Read more

Picture a blue ribbon at the 2019 Clay County Fair

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 2018 Fair and enter them in one of the many photography competitions at the 2019 Clay County Fair. Photographers may enter up to 12 photographs with one entry per class. … Read more

Home Wine & Craft Beer Department to include more prizes at 2019 Clay County Fair

The 2019 Clay County Fair Home Wine and Craft Beer Department will include 15 divisions in the wine category and eight divisions in the craft beer category. “No matter your skill level, entering your wine or beer exhibit into the Fair is a great way to receive professional feedback on what you’ve brewed,” said Superintendent … Read more