Clay County Fair July 11-14 , 2024

 If you're a kid, you won't want to miss out on these fun activities.


Friday through Sunday

Bike Giveaway

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

Coloring Contest

Hats off to 1110 years! Bring your completed page to the Main Exhibit Building on the Clay County Fairgrounds Thursday, July 11th and Saturday, July 13th. 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.


Touch A Truck 2024

Thursday - 7:00 pm - Band Shelter

Mullet Pageant

Mullet Pageant 2024

Friday - 10:00 am, Noon, and 3:00pm - Band Shelter

Great Family Entertainment

Magician Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Friday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - 4-H Building

Saturday - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - 4-H Building

4-H Learn by Doing Center

4 H Learn by Doing Center 2024

Friday - 1:00 pm - Main Exhibit Building

Make and Take Bouquets

Bouquet Class 2024

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

Pre School Kids Corner

Friday - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mobile Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing 2024

Saturday - 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm - Band Shelter

Duke Otherwise Children's Show

Duke Otherwise 2024

Saturday - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - By the 4-H Building

Color and Fun Facepainting - Come and Get Your Face Painted Free

Face Painting

Saturday - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Farm Safety Education by Safe Kids Fargo-Moorhead


Safe Kids Worldwide has been in operation for years, focusing on the prevention of unintentional childhood

injury and fatality. We at Safte Kids FM strive to look for fun and creative ways to educate children and 

caregivers alike on the many modalities of injury/fatality in order to keep children safe.


One of the many areas we are focused on is farm safety! From kids who work on farms to kids who visit farms

via agritourism to enjoy all of the wonders a farm offers!


Our team will demonstrate, with manipulatives and examples, the risks of entering a grain bin, grain pile safety, 

ATV safety, and how to protect your hearing on the farm.


Saturday - 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Princess Kay of the Milky Way 2024

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.