Upgrades planned for Clay County Fair

Fri 3-2-2018

Spencer, Iowa —The Clay County Fair & Events Center will look a little different after $600,000 worth of capital improvement projects are completed prior to the 2018 Fair, September 8-16.

Highlighting the list of projects will be the construction of a new Grandpa’s Barn. This 6,000 square-foot facility will almost double the space of the Fair’s popular ag education attraction.

2018 will also mark the completion of Centennial Plaza, the new park-like area located on the former location of the Ag Building. The Plaza, which will also feature multiple storm water treatment practices, will incorporate opportunities for people to remember their greatest Fair memories. 

A third highlight will be the construction of a permanent Fair Museum in the southwest lobby of the Events Center, which will create a place for people to learn about the history of the Fair year-round.

Other improvements include storm water sewer improvements around the livestock facilities; an exterior overhaul of the Commercial Exhibits Building; remodeling of the restrooms in the Grandstand, Carnival, and Livestock Pavilion; installation of handrails in the Grandstand; addition of water and sewer utilities to a portion of the North Campgrounds; resurfacing of the asphalt on “Food Row” and south of the Grandstand; purchase of new tables, chairs, and projection screens for the Events Center; as well as numerous other upkeep projects.