Clay County Fair celebrates another successful year


October 5, 2023

With nine near perfect fall days the 2023 Clay County Fair was the ideal getaway location for thousands of fairgoers, Sept. 9-17.

"If you create a memorable experience, they will come," Fair CEO/Manager Jerome Hertel said in a news release. "Even a little rain shower didn't deter people from attending the fair."

For the second year in a row attendance surpassed 300,000 visitors. Overall attendance was slightly down by 2 percent at 318,678.

"More noteworthy is the fact that participation and spending remain at all-time highs," said Hertel. "Youth involvement numbers are up and fairgoers like...

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