News Releases

Arch Allies to headline 4th Annual Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n

Clay County Fair & Events Center announces that Arch Allies will headline Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Saturday, April 7. Arch Allies, a timeless tribute band centered around making classic rock sing-alongs from the bands Journey, Styx, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bon Jovi, will take the stage starting at … Read moreArch Allies to headline 4th Annual Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n

Clay County Fair & Events Center receives international recognition

Presented at the Closing Party and Awards Reception on November 29, the Fair received first place recognition in four categories, along with six other awards, at the Annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Convention held this week in Las Vegas. First place honors included “Best Television Ad,” Best Printed Promotional Material,” “Magazine Ad,” … Read moreClay County Fair & Events Center receives international recognition

2017 Christmas Show Announced

The Clay County Fair & Events Center is pleased to announce the George Maurer Big Band Holiday Show presented by Farmers Bank on Thursday, December 14. The show, which will be held in the Clay County Regional Events Center, will begin at 7:30pm. “George Maurer has performed multiple times at the Fair on our free … Read more2017 Christmas Show Announced

Clay County Fair & Events Center unveils new brand identity at annual meeting

On the heels of its most successful Fair to date, the Clay County Fair & Events Center unveiled a new logo and brand identity at its annual meeting this evening. Celebrating the Fair’s rich history and agricultural roots, the new logo features the Fair’s iconic main gates and the tagline “Rooted In Tradition” for a … Read moreClay County Fair & Events Center unveils new brand identity at annual meeting

Learn culinary secrets from the best at the 2017 Fair

“Come Home” for special demonstrations in the Creative Living Center during the 2017 Fair. Adam Sorenson from Dakota Grills will present ideas for second day meals with “Hoping for Leftovers – Pulled Pork, Canadian Bacon, Butternut Fish” on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 3:00 p.m. Join Margo Sievers and the Chefferettes from Sioux Rapids for an … Read moreLearn culinary secrets from the best at the 2017 Fair

FarmHer to be a part of Clay County’s Centennial Celebration

FarmHer, an organization dedicated to shining a light on women in agriculture, will be at the 100th Clay County Fair supporting a different perspective of agriculture; the women. The FarmHer display will be featured at the Centennial Plaza, September 14-17. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the important roles women play in … Read moreFarmHer to be a part of Clay County’s Centennial Celebration

Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header features IRA, UMSS Winged & UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars

The long-standing tradition of dirt track racing during the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa will continue this year as the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and both divisions of the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) take to the track at Clay County Fair Speedway on Friday, September 15. Billed as “The World’s … Read moreClay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header features IRA, UMSS Winged & UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars

Get in the Fair Spirit early

It’s time to get in the Centennial Fair spirit with last minute savings and kick off celebrations prior to the opening of the Clay County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9. Advance adult gate admission tickets are available for $7, saving fairgoers $3 before the gates open Sept. 9. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Grandstand … Read moreGet in the Fair Spirit early

The food contest grabs hearts and stomachs of fairgoers

Back by popular demand, “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Contest returns for its second year at the Clay County Fair, September 9-17. Out of 31 new foods at the Fair this year, the contestants have been narrowed down to five finalists. “We knew we had to bring ‘The World’s Greatest County Fair Food’ Contest … Read moreThe food contest grabs hearts and stomachs of fairgoers

New Vendors join to celebrate the Fair

There will be 46 new additions to the vendor list this year joining the hundreds of favorite commercial exhibits and concessions at the Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. “With nearly 500 vendors, the Clay County Fair will again be an ultimate shopping destination providing everything you need for home and farm,” said Fair Manager Jeremy … Read moreNew Vendors join to celebrate the Fair