Clay County Fair July 13-16 , 2023
If you're a kid, you won't want to miss out on these fun activities.
Friday through Sunday
It all starts with the chance to win a bike. There are multiple daily drawings on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday in front of the fair office. If you're under 17 years old, you can enter to win a bike donated by service organizations throughout the community.
Check the fair office window for times of daily drawings.
Thursday through Saturday
Hats off to 109 years! Bring your completed page to the Main Exhibit Building on the Clay County Fairgrounds Thursday, July 13th and Saturday, July 16th. Coloring pages will be featured at the Preschool Corner in the Main Exhibit building throughout the fair.
Thursday through Sunday
Milk a cow.
Thursday - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Grandstand Area
FREE family-friendly event is for children and adults of all ages. Come get up close and personal with larger than life trucks, heavy construction, public safety equipment, and other specialty vehicles.
Thursday - 7:00 pm - Band Shelter
Friday - 10:00 am, Noon, and 3:00pm - Band Shelter
Great Family Entertainment
Magician Tom Anderson
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 am - Noon & 3:00 - 5:00 pm - 4-H Building
4-H Learn by Doing Center
Friday - 1:00 pm - Main Exhibit Building
Make and Take Bouquets
Friday- 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - Main Exhibit Building
Saturday - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm - Main Exhibit Building
Sunday - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - Main Exhibit Building
Come and create something fun.
Prizes and stickers for participation.
Free for girls and boys ages 5 and under.
No need for pre-registration.
Pre-School Kids Corner - Fun with Gloria Lee
Friday and Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 pm
Traveling Escape Room
Saturday - 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm - Band Shelter
Get ready to sing, dance, and laugh with the engaging, high-energy, highly interactive new interactive Children's Music Show
Saturday - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Under the Tent by the 4-H Annex
CLOWNING AROUND WITH KIM
Come, Watch and Get your baloon animal!
Saturday - 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Sunday - 1:00pm
Pedal Power Pull
Do you think you have what it takes to be in a real tractor pull? Then come to the front of the fair office for the pedal power pull. The contest will be open to kids ages 4 to 11.
- The child will enter the class for the age he/she is on the day of the pull.
- Each contestant must have parent's or guardian's signature.
- Whoever pulls the weighted sled the greatest distance in his/her age group will be the winner of that age group.
- Length of pull is measured at the point that the forward motion stops.
- First and second place winners will be able to advance to the Minnesota State Pedal Tractor Pull!
- Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each group.
- No entry fee requred.
- All equiment, including pedal tractors, will be furnished.
- A contestant that has qualified for the state before can pull again, but can't quality for the state again.