News Releases

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

Special Feature Class to exhibit in Textiles, Crafts, and Arts at the 2021 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair Textiles, Crafts, and Arts Department will again showcase memorable creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2021 Fair, Sept 11-19. “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 … Read more

Multiple fan favorites return to dirt track at 2021 Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Sleep Number Grandstand will showcase multiple fan favorite dirt events, including tractor pulls, IMCA races, and the return of sprint cars during the nine days of the 2021 Clay County Fair, September 11-19. The Antique Tractor Pull will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, and will be free to … Read more

Ryan Hurd added to Clay County Fair Grandstand Lineup

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair announces Ryan Hurd with special guest Big Time Grain Co., as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Sleep Number Grandstand at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU on Saturday, September 18 at 7:30pm. Arista Nashville singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd has garnered more than 385 million … Read more

Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt to appear at Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair announces Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt as part of the SRG Concert Series in the Sleep Number Grandstand at the 2021 Clay County Fair powered by SMU on Monday, September 13 at 7:30pm. Tracy Lawrence is one of country music’s truest traditionalists.  His impressive catalog of timeless music has sold more … Read more

IAFE 2020 Wrap Up

“The World’s Greatest County Fair” lived up to its billing by winning multiple awards and recognitions at the 2020 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) “Virtual Vision” held November 30-December 1. “Virtual Vision” replaced the IAFE Annual Convention, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Although we could not gather in person, ‘Virtual Vision’ … Read more