The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Maybe next year

'The World's Greatest County Fair' canceled by coronavirus concerns


July 9, 2020


The 2020 Clay County Fair was pushed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any hopes for a traditional September in Clay County were abruptly squashed July 2.

For only the fifth time in its 103-year existence, the Clay County Fair will not be held this year. Officials announced last week that the COVID-19 pandemic would make it impossible to hold a safe event for fairgoers, staff members, exhibitors and entertainers, consequently forcing organizers to push everything to 2021.

"No matter how hard we tried, we couldn't find a way to give you the entire 'World's Greatest County Fair' experience that you have come to love, expect and deserve," fair CEO/Manager Jeremy...

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