News Releases

Centennial Plaza brings new life to center of Fair

This year the Clay County Fair, September 9-17, will be introducing the beginnings of what will become Centennial Plaza, a new area in the middle of the fairgrounds where the Ag Building was formerly located. While Centennial Plaza is set to be completed in 2018, this year will give everyone a sense of what is … Read moreCentennial Plaza brings new life to center of Fair

Livestock competition deadline approaching

The entry deadline of August 15 is rapidly approaching for exhibitors to register their award-winning sheep, swine, dairy cattle, rabbits, horses and beef cattle for competitive shows at the 2017 Clay County Fair. “Livestock competition is a cornerstone of the Fair experience,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons.  “We encourage exhibitors to get their entries to … Read moreLivestock competition deadline approaching

Horses to highlight the Outdoor Arena

Horses once again highlight the events at the Outdoor Arena during the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. However, another species of animals will return to the Arena on Sunday, Sept. 10 when bull riding returns to the Fair. “Whether it’s to enjoy a horse show or rodeo events, the Outdoor Arena will provide something … Read moreHorses to highlight the Outdoor Arena

Clay County Fair Booster Tour headed to your community

The Clay County Fair Centennial Booster Tour powered by Winnebago is kicking off an 84-city tour of Clay County and eight neighboring counties on Tuesday, August 1 with visits to Sibley, Ashton, Sheldon and Allendorf. The Booster Tour will continue on Tuesday August 2, with visits to Lake Park, Harris, Ocheyedan and May City.  The … Read moreClay County Fair Booster Tour headed to your community

Come Home and enjoy unique entertainment at the 2017 Fair

This year’s Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17, 2017, will feature two exciting shows, Disconnected K9’s and “Wild about Monkeys.” Fairgoers will be in awe of the world champion dogs with their unique tricks and stories, as well as the movie-star monkeys and the educational experiences that come with them. “One of our free entertainment goals … Read moreCome Home and enjoy unique entertainment at the 2017 Fair

Variety of talent to entertain at DISH Plaza and Ag Partners Discovery Stage during 2017 Fair

DISH Plaza as well as the Ag Partners Discovery Stage will pull in a variety of free entertainment from music to magic during the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17 “These two stages will provide just a portion of the $180,000 in free entertainment that will be offered to fairgoers as part of the Fair’s Centennial … Read moreVariety of talent to entertain at DISH Plaza and Ag Partners Discovery Stage during 2017 Fair

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