News Releases

2020 Clay County Fair postponed

The Clay County Fair Association announced today that the 2020 edition of “The World’s Greatest County Fair” will not be held and will be postponed to September 11-19, 2021. The decision, announced following a vote by the Fair Executive Committee, was made amid concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  After weeks of exploring various options, … Read more

Clay County Fair wins international recognition

“The World’s Greatest County Fair” lived up to its billing by winning multiple awards and recognitions at the 2019 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention held December 1-4 in San Antonio. The Fair claimed 14 awards this year – the most in its history, including four first-place awards.  (The previous record was 12 … Read more

Foreigner Refund Information

September 9, 2019 Dear Foreigner Ticket Buyer: Saturday, Sept. 7 was a rare event at the Clay County Fair – a Grandstand concert cancellation. Due to muddy track conditions that affected stage placement and issues with the stage surface, Foreigner felt that the Grandstand stage was unsafe for the band and stage personnel. The Fair … Read more

2019 Fair new foods entice stomachs of Fairgoers

Fairgoers to the 2019 Clay County Fair will have 32 new foods to enjoy during their visit Sept. 7-15, including five that have been named as finalists for the fourth edition of the “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Contest. “In our visitor surveys, fairgoers tell us one of the top reasons they attend the Fair … Read more

CCF Bull Riding Challenge returns to Outdoor Arena at the Fair

An evening of bull riding, as well as many other equine events and Muttin’ Bustin’, will be the featured attractions at the Outdoor Arena during the 2019 Clay County Fair, Sept. 7-15. “The Outdoor Arena will be filled with entertainment for the entire family all day and into the evenings,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. … Read more

Numerous prizes to be given for blue ribbon cooking at the Clay County Fair

Thirty-two different sponsored items for blue ribbon winners and cash prizes are just some of the things waiting for you and your kitchen creations to win in the Oven Products Department at the 2019 Clay County Fair, Sept. 7-15. Besides classic categories like chocolate chip cookies, pies, and other baked goods, there are several other … Read more

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