Fun for everyone is always the focus at the Clay County Fair, September 7-15.
The Clay County Fair will once again join Arts on Grand for fairgoers to enjoy fun activities and unique items at the Art Barn during the 2019 Fair. Fair attendees will be able to view working art demonstrations, participate in marking art, and even purchasing outstanding items.
Each day, the Art Barn will host local performers as part of the “Homegrown Talent Series” on the Art Barn Stage at 1 p.m. Performers scheduled include Prarieland Troubadours (September 7), Chris and Allison Oyler (September 8), Jessie James Band (September 9), Robert Johnson (September 10), The House Wrens (September 11), Carter Nath (September 12), DJ Myra Money (September 13), Greg Taylor (September 14), and LD3 (September 15).
The always popular Grandpa’s Barn will include a new edition this year with a free range pasture for the animals to roam during the Fair. Baby animals, growing crops, tractor cab simulators presented by Clay County Farm Bureau, and a milking parlor sponsored by MaxYield will educate fairgoers of all ages.
Sundholm Log Cabin
The Sundholm Log Cabin will bring fun educational opportunities to the Fair with live animals, hands-on activities, and more. Naturalist programs will be held daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with activities involving reptiles, amphibians, bison, mammals, turtles and more. There will be a live bald eagle on Monday, September 9 and Friday, September 13 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Great Plains Zoomobile
The Great Plains Zoomobile will also be at the Fair on Sunday, September 8 and Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Along with the Zoomobile on Sunday, Sept. 8, there will be an Insect Zoo from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Smoky Mountain Central Railroad
The Smoky Mountain Central Railroad, one of the largest model train displays in the Midwest, will be enjoyed by all in The Depot. The railroad has been a part of the Fair since 1947.
About The Clay County Fair & Events CenterRooted 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.