Plan your trip now to 'Come Home' to the Clay County Fair

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

With the holidays in full swing, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip home to the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17. From gift certificate deals to special gathering places, people are invited to join the fun at the fair's centennial celebration.

"With our centennial celebration on everyone's minds, we know people will begin to plan earlier than ever to enjoy the 2017 Fair," said fair manager Jeremy Parsons. "We are excited to offer special ways for groups of all sizes to enjoy a day at the fair."

People may purchase fair centennial gift certificates. These certificates, which can be redeemed for Grandstand tickets, advance gate tickets, carnival wristbands and food bucks. As an added value, gift certificates purchased from Nov. 28-Dec. 23 are eligible to receive $5 free for every $20 purchased. These 2017 gift certificates can be purchased online at or at the fair administration building (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m). Certificates can be redeemed from Feb. 1 through Aug. 1.

As a part of the 2017 centennial, special gathering and catering options will be available making it easy for groups to "Come Home." Whether it's a family looking for a place to have lunch as a group, a high school class reunion that wants to relive the memories of past fairs, or a 4-H club wanting to gather past members together, hospitality tents in different sizes and price ranges will be available. More information will be available on the fair's website and social media outlets as it becomes available.

"The World's Greatest County Fair" since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 guests each September. The fair's themed in 2017 will be "Come Home" for unique experiences including world-class Grandstand entertainment, award-winning fair food, daily livestock and horse shows, more that $150,000 in free entertainment, thousands of competitive exhibits, the thrilling GoldStar Amusements Midway, hundreds of commercial vendors and the largest farm machinery display at any fair in the United States. Find out more at

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