Going on Today at the Fair - September 14

Monday, September 10, 2018

In the Grandstand

Clay County Fair Sprint Triple Header

Hot laps 6:30 p.m. — Sleep Number Grandstand

The Clay County Fair Sprint Triple Header will be rolling into the fair for its second year. There will be three classes of sprint car racing: 410, 360 and non-wing class. The hot laps will start at 6:30 p.m. with the race beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under.

“For all of the die-hard sprint car racing fans, this night is for you,” Parsons said.

Historically, the fair featured the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, a national touring series of sprint cars. However, a change in the organization’s touring schedule in 2017 prevented the WOO from traveling to the Midwest during fair season. Last year was the first year the Clay County Fair Triple Header took center stage featuring the sprint classes.

Check It Out

Muttin' Bustin'

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ― Indoor Arena

Muttin' Bustin' is back for its third year at the fair. Kids are able to test their rodeo skills in this sheep riding event. The event starts at 2 and 4 p.m. in the indoor arena and children are able to register beforehand.

“It's a really fun, family friendly event for those kids who want to try their hand at being a rodeo star,” fair CEO Jeremy Parsons said.

Event and gate admission are free for anyone under the age of 18 all day Friday.

Don’t Miss


The Dollipops

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

To help celebrate Y100 Kid’s Day on Friday, Sept. 14, the Clay County Fair welcomes The Dollipops. The two sisters, Dolli and Pop, have traveled from Sweet Tart City to put on a fun and entertaining show for kids and their parents.

“We’re trying to add more to Kid’s Day with additional programming, like The Dollipops,” fair CEO Jeremy Parson said. “The Dollipops are a fun, interactive duo that encourage kids to sing, dance and laugh.”

Dolli and Pop use music to encourage children to use their imaginations while incorporating song and dance through their show.

The Dollipops with be singing and dancing in the Eurocast Event Center Ballroom on the fairgrounds Friday. Time was not available at press time.

Fair Fact

Education is key! A total of 921 4-H and FFA exhibitors from 42 counties brought 2,417 exhibits and 1,465 third- and fourth-graders participated in Clay County ISU Extension’s field trip programs at the fair. Last year, the Clay County Fair employed 13 full-time, 90 part-time or seasonal, and 395 fair time personnel. A total of $1.6 million has been invested in capital improvements since spring of 2016.

Free Stages

Farmers Bank Stage: Song Blast

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m and 4:30 p.m.

Pat Balder and Glen Everhart have been life-long guitarists who were performing separately until six years ago, when G.L Berg Ent. combined their talents into one show. Now, they perform together as SongBlast.

“Music chooses you,” Everhart said. “We both got degrees in music and we didn’t have a back-up plan. This is what we wanted to do.”

Their show, SongBlast, is two dueling guitars, instead of dueling pianos. This way, they are able to involve the audience more, as well as getting to be more mobile. Balder and Everhart add dynamics into their shows by providing an acoustic and electric guitar battle.

Northwest Bank Stage: Forever Elvis

11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Art Kistler has been an Elvis fan since he was 6 years old, and the first vinyl album he purchased was “GI Blues.” Now he tries to emulate the sound, looks and moves of Elvis on stage in his show, Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives. Kistler performs onstage with a live band, paying tribute to Elvis in both costume and songs.

“There was only one king of rock ‘n’ roll, and this is some great music that folks just don’t get to hear that much anymore,” Kistler said.

Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives will include every style Elvis was known for including the classics, rock, ballads, gospel, covers, country and patriotic.

Friday's Schedule



9 a.m.

• Northwest Iowa Classic Tractors Display (until 6 p.m.)

9 a.m.

• Clay County Fair Museum

— Events Center Lobby

(until 8 p.m.)


6:30 p.m.

• CCF Sprint Car Triple Header (410s, 360s, Non-Wings)


9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• 4-H exhibits; community compassion display; Kids Corner; Canstructures

8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m.,

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

• 4-H County Market Swine Show (Packers Choice, Showmanship, Market Swine, selection of Supreme Showmanship and Supreme Market Swine); 4-H/FFA Commercial Gilt Show — Livestock Pavilion

• Open Class Dairy Cattle Show (Guernsey/Holstein, All-Breed Novice classes, selection of Supreme Champion) — Indoor Arena 4-H/FFA Rabbit Hopping and Agility Demonstrations — Small Animal Show Ring

• 4-H/FFA Rabbit Costume Contest — Small Animal

Show Ring

• 4-H/FFA Rabbit Hopping Competition — Indoor Arena

9 a.m.

• 4-H Jr. Lego League Presentation

10 a.m.

• 4-H First Lego League Noon

• Lego Pit — Group Build

(until 4 p.m.)

11 a.m.

• 4-H STEM Discover Days

(until 4 p.m.)



11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

• Dollipops (kids entertainment)


9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Competitive exhibits (gardens, scarecrow contest, giant pumpkins)


9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• See farm animals, drive a combine in the AgCab simulator or milk a cow — Presented by Farm Bureau

and MaxYield

• Commercial exhibits; FarmU; Town and Country Innovation show; FFA exhibits

11 a.m.

• BigIron Online Auctions Presents — Benefits of

buying and selling


9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Displays and programs presented by the Iowa DNR and county conservation agencies

9 a.m.

• Minnow Races (until 3 p.m.)

10 a.m.

• Snakes

11 a.m., 1 p.m.

• Live Bald Eagle

2 p.m.

• Bird Adaptations


1 p.m.

• Jim and Jesse Howard (bluegrass country)

The Depot

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Smoky Mountain Railroad; ILCC Activity Center; exhibits and displays


• Lashing and Knot Tying Demonstration; Dutch Oven or Foil Cooking Demonstration; Water Rocket Demonstration; Rope Making and Knot Tying Demonstration; Dutch Oven Cooking with the Troop


• Farmer Bob — Grounds

• Chainsaw Artist Jeff Klatt

— Gate C

• Kachunga and the Alligator — South of Farmers Bank Stage

• Timber Tina’s “World Champion Lumberjills” — South of Gate C

• Allez-OOPS! — Grounds

• Rock-It the Robot — Grounds

• Spoon Man — Grounds


9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.,

10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m.

• Music Technology with

Brent Daniels

• Awesome Ag Magic Show


10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,

4:30 p.m.

• SongBlast (dueling guitars)

Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

• Coyote Wild (country)


10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.

• Jerry Frasier

(comic magician)

11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.,

5:30 p.m.

• Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives (Elvis tribute)


10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m.,

4:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

• Spoon Man, Jill Brees-Barr (variety), Allez-OOPS!

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