Gate access changes made for Clay County Fair could affect visitor routes, parking

Gate access changes made for Clay County Fair could affect visitor routes, parking
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Fairgoers to the 2018 Clay County Fair will want to take note of several changes that may affect their selected route and parking because of construction related to the City of Spencer’s 4th Avenue West CDBG Project, Phase II.

“A major improvement like the City’s 4th Avenue West project is exciting for both the future of the Fair and the City of Spencer,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “However, a project of this size cannot be completed without adequate time so fairgoers need to be aware of some temporary changes for 2018.”

Despite recent progress on the street and the paving of a majority of driveway approaches and sidewalks, 4th Avenue West will remain closed to through traffic during the Fair to protect the new improvements. Although the street will be closed, fairgoers will see very little disruption.

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“We have worked closely with the City to make this the best possible situation for fairgoers,” said Parsons.

Changes to note

Items for fairgoers to note are as follows:

  • The Silver Lot (east of the main Fairgrounds on 4th Avenue West) will be accessible from all entrances.
  • Gate C (the corner of West 14th Street and 4th Avenue West) will be accessible from the east and south.
  • Gate A will be accessible for walk-in traffic. The circle drive in front of Gate A will be accessible for the RIDES shuttle service and other mass transit options for visiting the Fair. Private vehicular traffic will not be permitted at Gate A.

About the Clay County Fair & Events Center

Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair. 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. Additional information can be found at

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