Clay County Fair Improvements

The Clay County Fair Association has announced plans for 600-thousand dollars in improvements to be completed prior to the 2018 Fair, September eighth through the 16th.

At the top of the list is the construction of a new six-thousand square-foot Grandpa’s Barn, doubling the space of the attraction that highlights ag education. Completion of Centennial Plaza and construction of a permanent Fair Museum in the southwest lobby of the Events Center are also on the list.

Other projects slated for this year include storm water improvements around the livestock facilities… an exterior renovation of the Commercial Exhibits Building… remodeling restrooms in the grandstand, carnival area, and livestock pavilion… installation of handrails in the grandstand… the addition of water and sewer utilities to a portion of the campgrounds… new tables, chairs, and projection screens for the Events Center… and various maintenance projects.

Fair officials say the projects will be funded almost entirely by private donations through the Centennial Vision capital campaign. That’s in addition to some projects the city of Spencer will be carrying out near the fairgrounds, including expansion of the trail system and the reconstruction of Fourth Avenue West.