It’s time for the fair….the Clay County Fair in Spencer, IA! The Clay County Fair, “The World’s Greatest County Fair”, runs September 7th through 15th at the Clay County Fairgrounds. The fair has been running annually since 1917 and attracts over 300,000 people to the event each year. The fair boasts the largest farm machinery display of any fair in the United States. AKE Safety Equipment will be exhibiting our STOP-FYRE fire extinguishers in the Event Center in the center of the fairgrounds.
The Clay County Fair offers a wide variety of entertainment from concerts, car races and tractor pulls in the grandstand to free shows on the fairgrounds. There will be daily livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, fair food (YUM!), competitive exhibits from crafts and flower shows to 4H group displays and over 500 vendors sharing their products. The “AG Experience” is a hands-on teaching exhibit about today’s agriculture industry. It gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at a running of a farm and exhibitions on food production and livestock care.
The grandstand will be shaking from the car races, tractor pulls and concerts! The entertainment and competitions at the grandstand will have a separate admission fee from the fair. The NTPA Tractor and Truck Pull will be held on Thursday September 12 at 1pm and 6:30pm. The tractor pull competition has been a tradition at the fair since 1966. The “Bushels of Fun” Night race is September 11th with modified stock cars. There is also a 7th Annual Motor Supply Shootout at the Fair on September 13th. The concerts varies from Teen Idols of the 1960’s and 70’s (David Cassidy and Micky Dolenz) on September 10th to up and coming artist and American Idol winner, Scott McCreery on September 14th. See the schedule for more performance information and ticket prices.
There are so many things to see and do at the Clay County Fair. Don’t miss out on the great (and sometime experimental) fair food, fun shows and a visit to the livestock barns. Stop by the AKE Safety Equipment booth in the Event Center during the fair to see how STOP-FYRE fire extinguisher is the “World’s BEST fire extinguisher”! STOP-FYRE is designated as the official fire extinguisher of the NTPA. We will see you at the fair!