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14 new contests highlight creative culinary competition at Fair

“Come Home” and showcase your baking talents at this year’s Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17.  With 14 new special contests in the Oven Products department in 2017, there is certainly something for everyone. In honor of this year’s Fair Centennial, as well as Riecke’s Bayside Gallery’s thirty-year celebration, a special prize of a large, matted … Read more14 new contests highlight creative culinary competition at Fair

Kid’s Day returns to the 2017 Clay County Fair

A long time Fair tradition returns in 2017 with a new twist when Y100 Kid’s Day is celebrated on Friday, September 15 at the Centennial Clay County Fair. “Kid’s Day is always a highlight of the Fair,” said Fair Manager, Jeremy Parsons. “That highlight becomes even brighter in 2017 with the addition of a new … Read moreKid’s Day returns to the 2017 Clay County Fair

“Come Home” to the Floriculture Department at the Fair

The Creative Living Center will be a popular location to take in local art, culinary skills, floral designs and a variety of demonstrations at the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. The Floriculture department continues to expand and grow in popularity. Fairgoers will enjoy roses, gladioli, dahlias, annuals, perennials, container-grown plants, trees and shrubs daily. As extended … Read more“Come Home” to the Floriculture Department at the Fair

“Come Home” for the Fun Entertainment on Farmers Bank Stage

The Farmers Bank Stage will bring nine days of quality entertainment to the Clay County Fair Sept. 9-17, just a portion of the $180,000 in free entertainment that will be offered to fairgoers as part of the Fair’s Centennial Celebration. “The entertainment at the Farmers Bank Stage will be a perfect blend at the 2017 … Read more“Come Home” for the Fun Entertainment on Farmers Bank Stage

Enter your blue-ribbon creations at the Fair

The Textiles, Crafts and Art department will again showcase people’s blue ribbon creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. Three new classes of competition, two which are based on the Fair’s Centennial theme of “Come Home,” will also create new opportunities for exhibitors to bring home ribbons, gift certificates, … Read moreEnter your blue-ribbon creations at the Fair

Come Home for The Britins, Country Roads and more on Northwest Bank Stage

The Northwest Bank Stage will bring nine days of quality entertainment to the Clay County Fair Sept. 9-17, just a portion of the $180,000 in free entertainment that will be offered to fairgoers as part of the Fair’s Centennial Celebration. “Our free entertainment stages have always been popular spots for our fairgoers because of the … Read moreCome Home for The Britins, Country Roads and more on Northwest Bank Stage

Farm Gadget Show will again be part of 2017 Fair

Exhibitors everywhere are invited to be part of this year’s Farm Gadget Show at the 2017 Clay County Fair. The show, which started in 2015, began from the “All Around the Farm” page that comes out in the back of every “Successful Farmer” magazine. “Exhibits don’t have to be something you made (or make) from … Read moreFarm Gadget Show will again be part of 2017 Fair

CLAY COUNTY FAIR RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO IOWA’S $8.06 BILLION TOURISM INDUSTRY

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Iowa Tourism Office recently recognized the Clay County Fair for its contributions to the state’s $8.06 billion tourism industry. National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13), now in its 34th year, unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to employment, economic growth and … Read moreCLAY COUNTY FAIR RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO IOWA’S $8.06 BILLION TOURISM INDUSTRY

PARSONS RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS CERTIFIED FAIR EXECUTIVE STATUS

Jeremy Parsons of the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa, was honored at the 2017 Management Conference of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) as a recipient of the Certified Fair Executive (CFE) designation. The purposes of the CFE program are: a) to provide incentive for professional improvement in fair management; b) to … Read morePARSONS RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS CERTIFIED FAIR EXECUTIVE STATUS

2017 Clay County Fair Queen Search Begins

Applications now being accepted for 2017 Clay County Fair Queen Contest Spencer, Iowa – The search is underway for candidates to compete for the title of 2017 Clay County Fair Queen. The winner, to be crowned Sunday, April 2, will reign over this year’s Clay County Fair and will also compete for the State Fair … Read more2017 Clay County Fair Queen Search Begins