Major Changes Will Highlight 2018 Clay County Fair
(Spencer)-- While a number of changes have been made to the grounds for this year's Clay County Fair, some of the biggest fairgoers will likely notice include additional commercial exhibitors on the east end of the grounds. In fact, more than 500 exhibitors will be featured this year.
Another big change this year is the all new Grandpa's Barn on the west end of the fairgrounds. Clay County Fair General Manager Jeremy Parsons says the increased popularity the attraction has received is in large part what led up to an all new facility being constructed...
"That place is such a popular place for fairgoers since it started in 2010 and the vision of the late manager Phil Hurst and George Moriarty and Theresa Schoelerman who are in charge of Grandpa's Barn are just taking it to the next level. Now they have a building that allows them to do even more and anytime you walk up to Grandpa's Barn and there's a windmill actually pumping water and the grain bin theatre inside, kind of a lot of cool things, it's just going to be that much better attraction for our fairgoers."
Fairgoers will also notice some ongoing changes in the Centennial Plaza area, where the Ag Building once stood...
"That area is also just a beautiful kind of pocket park right in the middle of the grounds, wide walkways and green grass. The Northwest Bank Stage will be located there, but what a tremendous facility, or just space kind of in the middle of the grounds to relax and help you kind of get from one end of the fair to the other."
Gates on the 2018 Clay County Fair open at 7:00 am tomorrow (Sat.). The fair runs through September 16th.