Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The top priority of the Clay County Fair & Events Center is to provide a safe and clean environment for all of our guests.  To that end, Fair & Events Center officials continue to follow and monitor guidance provided by local, state, and federal authorities to ensure fairgoer safety and well-being.

Please do your “fair share” to keep everyone safe and healthy!


All protocols are based on current Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines:

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have been around anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days.
  • Additional stations for frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing are provided.
  • Restrooms and high-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • Social distancing is encouraged when possible; however, there are no capacity restrictions on the fairgrounds or in any buildings.
  • Masks are recommended for guests when indoors, but not required.
  • Proof of vaccination will not be required for guests.


No person other than authorized law enforcement personnel are allowed to bring a firearm or deadly weapon onto the Clay County Fairgrounds.  Firearms are prohibited with or without a valid Iowa permit to carry.


Pets are permitted the Fairgrounds when the Fair is not in operation. Pets must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their pets.  Only service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted inside any building.


The following items are prohibited from being carried into the Fairgrounds:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Air horns/whistles or other noisemakers
  • Helium-filled balloons
  • Glitter/Confetti
  • Glass bottles
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal substances


The Clay County Fair reserves the right to search all bags, backpacks, coolers, purses, containers etc. upon entry to the Clay County Fairgrounds and upon request while on the Clay County Fairgrounds.

The Fair & Events Center will conduct bag checks and security screenings at selected events.  Please allow additional time for those bag checks and screenings.