The 2019 Clay County Fair Home Wine and Craft Beer Department will include 15 divisions in the wine category and eight divisions in the craft beer category.
“No matter your skill level, entering your wine or beer exhibit into the Fair is a great way to receive professional feedback on what you’ve brewed,” said Superintendent Kristen Hartwig. “As home brewing of wines and beers become more popular, this is a great opportunity to win prizes and gain experience; and it’s really easy to enter.”
Sponsors include Doll Distributing, HyVee, The Hen House, Northern Brewer, and West O Beer, and prizes will include cash premiums, gift certificates, growlers, and beer signs.
All exhibitors planning to enter a project within this department must enter two bottles of wine or craft beer. This allows for the entry to be judged and displayed during the nine days of the Fair, Sept. 7-15.
“We know how popular home brewing and homemade wine is today,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “The addition of new classes in this department will give even more fairgoers to opportunity to showcase their best at the Fair.”
Check out the exhibitor handbook online at www.claycountyfair.com or pick one up at the Fair Administrative Offices to find the rules and guidelines to enter your work at the Fair. Pre-registration for all exhibits is encouraged and can be completed online, by mail, or in person by August 15. For those who choose not to pre-register, registration can also occur when entries are accepted at the Creative Living Center on Sept. 3 (1 -7 p.m.).
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 claycountyfair.com.