Spencer, Iowa — Final preparations are underway in northwest Iowa for what’s billed as “The World’s Greatest County Fair.” Jeremy Parsons is general manager of the Clay County Fair, which opens this Saturday.
This marks the 98th year for the Clay County Fair in Spencer. Parsons says the event thrives in month of September despite schools being back in session.
The fair also hosts a field trip program that draws around 1,000 elementary school students to the fairgrounds to learn about agriculture.
There are daily livestock and horse shows, auto racing and tractor pulls, and of course – plenty of food on sticks. The Grandstand headliners this year include Casting Crowns, Herman’s Hermits, Oak Ridge Boys and Little Big Town.
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