Going on Today at the Fair - September 14
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
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.
EUROCAST EVENTS CENTER BALLROOM
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.
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.
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.
KIDS DAY & IOWA DAIRY DAY
ATTRACTIONS & DISPLAYS
• Northwest Iowa Classic Tractors Display (until 6 p.m.)
• Clay County Fair Museum
— Events Center Lobby
(until 8 p.m.)
SLEEP NUMBER GRANDSTAND
• CCF Sprint Car Triple Header (410s, 360s, Non-Wings)
4-H BUILDING and AUDITORIUM
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
• 4-H/FFA Rabbit Hopping Competition — Indoor Arena
• 4-H Jr. Lego League Presentation
• 4-H First Lego League Noon
• Lego Pit — Group Build
(until 4 p.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
• Commercial exhibits; FarmU; Town and Country Innovation show; FFA exhibits
• BigIron Online Auctions Presents — Benefits of
buying and selling
SUNDHOLM LOG CABIN
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Displays and programs presented by the Iowa DNR and county conservation agencies
• Minnow Races (until 3 p.m.)
11 a.m., 1 p.m.
• Live Bald Eagle
• Bird Adaptations
• Jim and Jesse Howard (bluegrass country)
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Smoky Mountain Railroad; ILCC Activity Center; exhibits and displays
AROUND THE GROUNDS
• 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
• Awesome Ag Magic Show
FARMERS BANK STAGE
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
• SongBlast (dueling guitars)
Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
• Coyote Wild (country)
NORTHWEST BANK STAGE
10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.
• Jerry Frasier
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.,
• Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives (Elvis tribute)
COCA-COLA ATLANTIC BOTTLING STAGE
10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m.,
4:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m.
• Spoon Man, Jill Brees-Barr (variety), Allez-OOPS!