Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

2022 Clay County Fair kicks off Saturday

Event makes 9-day run Sept. 10-18

Area residents are gearing up for another edition of the World's Greatest County Fair.

The Clay County Fair returns with another packed lineup Sept. 10-18 in Spencer. The annual event drew 277,389 visitors last year, and fair manager Jeremy Parsons is hoping 2022's edition hits an even higher mark.

"Our goal each year is to put on the best fair possible, and if the weather cooperates, we might have a chance to break an attendance record," he said. "But our focus is never on the attendance. It's always on putting on the best fair possible."

Parsons said he's excited about various layout changes...