Join us for the Clay County Fair September 8-16, 2018

Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 325,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States.


Purchase your ADVANCE admission tickets through September 7 and save 30%!
Adult (ages 13 and over) - $7

Buy and print your discounted admission tickets online at home without fees, or have them mailed to you (shipping and handling fees apply). www.claycountyfair.com NEW!!!

Buy your tickets by phone - 515-244-2771 (shipping and handling fees apply). NEW!!!

Buy your tickets in person at more than 70 locations in your area (visit www.claycountyfair.com for a complete listing); the Events Center Box Office (now through August 31) or at the Grandstand Ticket office (starting September 1).

Advance adult admission tickets are valid for regular Fair-time admission on any day of the 2018 Clay County Fair. Please note that admission discounts are available at the entrance gates on several special deal days throughout the Fair's run; admission pricing may be less expensive if you purchase admission at the gate. No refunds will be given if you purchase advance adult admission tickets and discover you qualify for a discount at the gate.

Gates open 7:00am
Building Hours 9am - 8pm*
Outdoor Vendor & Ag Marketplace Hours 9am - 6pm

*Last Day Hours - all buildings close at 6:30pm


Adult, age 13 and over (Day) - $10
Adult, age 13 and over (5:00pm and after) - $6
Junior, age 8-12 (Anytime) - $5
Child, age 7 and under (Anytime) - FREE
No credit cards or checks accepted at outside admission gates


Veterans Appreciation Day (Monday, September 10): Veterans and Active Military FREE
Telco Triad Senior Day (Tuesday, September 11) – Seniors age 65 and over $6
Spencer Chamber Family Night (Tuesday, September 11) – EVERYONE FREE after 5 p.m.
Y100 Kids Day (Friday, September 14) – Kids 18 and Under FREE
Last Chance Day (Sunday, September 16) – Adults, age 13 and over - $5; Juniors, age 8-12 - $2

Take your gate admission ticket to Taco John’s after the Fair to get a FREE small Potato Oles with purchase!

2018 Clay County Fair Carnival (GoldStar Amusements) Information

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 9 – Open at 10am
Monday, Sept. 10 – Thursday, Sept. 13 – Open at 4pm
Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16 – Open at 10am

WRISTBANDS (Good for unlimited rides)
VIP Wristband – Valid all 9 days of the Fair; $49 in advance, $55 at the Fair

All-Day Wristband – Valid all day on Saturdays OR Sundays; $22 in advance, $25 at the Fair

Advance wristbands available at participating Godfather’s Pizza restaurants, Events Center Box Office, by phone (515-244-2771), or online at www.claycountyfair.com.


Kids Day Wristband – Friday, Sept. 14; $23 wristband to ride all day long (not available for advance purchase)
10 Rides for $20 – Monday through Thursday, Sept. 10-13; 10 rides for $20 all night long

** Wristbands DO NOT include gate admission to the Fair.