Online Grandstand ticket sales begin June 14

Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Eli Young Band and a variety of other musical guests are scheduled to hit the U.S. Cellular Grandstand stage during the Clay County Fair in September. Online ticket sales for all grandstand events will go on sale June 14 with mail and walk-up orders scheduled to begin July 8.

Mail, in-person orders start July 8

With six nights of concerts and three nights of thundering track events, fairgoers of all ages will be able to have "Bushels of Fun" in the U.S. Cellular Grandstand at the 2013 Clay County Fair.

Bridgit Mendler

"A wide variety of musical talent from country to hard rock, along with our new title sponsor, makes the U.S. Cellular Grandstand a place where thousands of memories will be made," Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons said.

Regarded as "the World's Greatest County Fair" the Clay County Fair will run Sept. 7-15. The event has been an annual celebration in Spencer since 1917, and attracts more than 300,000 visitors each September for world-class grandstand entertainment, daily livestock and horse shows, more than $100,000 in free entertainment, thousands of competitive exhibits, the thrilling GoldStar Amusements carnival, every imaginable type of fair food, hundreds of unique commercial vendors, and the largest farm machinery display at any fair in the United States.

Scott McCreery

This year's complete U.S. Cellular Grandstand line-up includes:

Saturday, Sept. 7 -- Chuckwagon Races, noon

Saturday, Sept. 7 -- Eli Young Band and special guest Jack Ingram, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 8 -- Chuckwagon Races, noon

Sunday, Sept. 8 -- Bridgit Mendler and special guest Shane Harper, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 9 -- Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and special guest Billy Dean, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- Antique Tractor Pull, 9 a.m. (free)

Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- David Cassidy presents "The World's Greatest Teen Idols," 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 -- "Bushels of Fun Night" (IMCA Races), 6:30 p.m. hot laps

Thursday, Sept. 12 -- NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Theory of a Deadman

Friday, Sept. 13 -- Arnold Motor Supply Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws, hot laps beginning at 6:45 p.m., races start at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14 -- Scotty McCreery and special guests: Craig Campbell and Casey Muessigmann, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15 -- Theory of a Deadman and special guest Hinder, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for 2013 Clay County Fair U.S. Cellular Grandstand events can be ordered in a variety of ways:

- Online: Purchase online beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14 at Orders will be processed in the order received and tickets will be mailed starting July 8.

- By mail: Download a ticket order form from or check out a fair brochure (distribution beginning in late June). Orders will be processed in the order received; tickets will be mailed starting July 8.

- By phone: Purchase by phone beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, July 8. Call toll-free 855-339-2472 to order tickets during Grandstand Ticket Office hours (see below).

- In person: Purchase in person at the Grandstand Ticket Office beginning on Monday, July 8. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays; and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

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