This year a milestone will be reached for the World's Greatest County Fair. The Clay County Fair in Spencer, the 2nd largest tourism event in the state of Iowa, will be celebrating its 100th Year!
In recognition of the event, several activities will take place just prior to the fair as well as during Fair Week.
On Thursday, September 7 the community will kick off the fair with "Fair on the Square" from 5 to 7 pm on the Clay County Courthouse lawn near downtown Spencer.
Everyone in attendance, while supplies last, will have the opportunity to taste foods from the fair along with fun activities including a couple of amusement rides from Gold Star Amusements.
On Friday, September 8, the Young Professionals of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce will host "The Chill - Clay County Fair Kickoff Party" from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Northwest Bank Stage on the east end of the fairgrounds. Sponsored by Bolton and Menk and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce, the party will have available light snacks and your favorite beverage.
IN addition to the many shows and attractions at the 2017 Fair, get your tickets now for the Centennial Bash on Sunday, September 17 at 7 pm at the Grandstand. At just $15 you will enjoy performances reminiscent of fairs of the past such as the Globe of Death, Human Cannonball, aerial acts, bands, comedians and much more. The n ight will be capped off by the largest fireworks show this area has ever seen!
There are many changes that have taken place this year so make plans and bring the whole family September 9 - 17 for the 100th Clay County Fair.