Clay County Fair Contests

Clay County Fair Contests

Spencer, IA (CCF)–The floriculture, country wine, and agriculture departments “dig in” for another year of great competition at the Clay County Fair, September 6-14.

The country wine competition has been growing for the past 30 years.  In recent years, the department has received over 90 bottles to judge and display for the duration of the fair.  Exhibitors can enter ten different categories including sweet and dry varieties of grape, fruit, and vegetable wines.

The agriculture department seeks all green thumbs to submit entries.  Exhibitors do not have to be a farmer or experienced gardener to enter.  Anyone can show what they grow! All entries are welcome from fields to potted plants. The goal is to make the Fair a learning experience for all exhibitors. Get your hands dirty this spring and include all members of the family!  Many classes are broken down into age groups.  Special categories only open to youth are decorating pumpkins, making jack-o-lanterns, and pumpkin scratch art.

Check out this year’s fun, yard contests. Each age group may participate in our Garden Scarecrow Contest and Yard People Contest. Each of these creative yard pieces will be displayed with large pumpkins at the southeast entry of the Agriculture Building. The Clay County Fair is sponsoring a Special Corn Show for 2014 showcasing your best 10 ears of corn. The winner’s from each class will receive a trophy while be crowned “County Champion Corn Grower” or “District Champion Corn Grower.”

Please read the most current exhibitor handbooks for more information now available online at  New price premiums and lot categorizing has been updated. These handbooks include entry rules, guidelines, and any information a potential exhibitor needs to show their best at the Clay County Fair.  Exhibitors do not need to be residents of Clay County, and there are no entry fees.

Entries will be received on September 4 from 5:00pm-8:00pm and September 5 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Exhibits must be in place one (1) hour after entries close. The Agriculture Department is located on the second floor of the Agriculture Building. Judging will be on Saturday, September 6.

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