March 21, 2022
The Clay County Agricultural Fair
With a theme of “Big Wheels & Pig Squeals”, this year’s Clay County Agricultural Fair is sure to be a huge hit with residents and visitors. The fun returns to the Clay County Fairgrounds March 31 through April 10, 2022 with a full lineup of live entertainment, livestock shows, unique fair foods and thrilling rides.
Let’s take a look at what’s in store for this year’s Clay County Fair.
The Clay County Fair concert lineup for 2022 offers a variety of national performing acts across musical genres.
The 2022 concert lineup includes country stars Lorrie Morgan, Deana Carter, Rodney Atkins, Tracy Byrd, Jameson Rodgers and a mid-day show from Shenandoah. Other performances during the fair include an opening night show from rapper Nelly, Quiet Riot and Warrant with Papercutt, and Sublime with Rome and Split*Tone. All concerts are free with fair admission except for Nelly and also the Sublime with Rome and Split*Tone show. There is an additional concert fee to attend those two shows.
Located at the fair’s Cattlemen’s Arena, concerts are included with fair admission. VIP tickets are available for purchase and include stage-side seating, grab and go food options, charging stations and a VIP lounge that opens one hour before showtime. Meet and greet opportunities are at the discretion of the performing artists.
On April 9-10, don’t miss the excitement of the Truck and Tractor Pulls at the Cattlemen’s Arena. Cheer on the drivers as they test their power and strength against other drivers. This motorsports competition is a crowd favorite with the competition taking place on Saturday evening and again on Sunday. Get there early, as seats tend to fill up quickly for the excitement.
The other popular big wheel at the Clay County Fair? The ferris wheel and the popular Midway rides! Climb aboard the classic Century Wheel, go for speed onboard the Fireball or spin high above the ground on the Vertigo and the Yoyo ride – all providing plenty of thrills. For rides the family can enjoy together, choose from the popular Tilt-a-Whirl, the Dragon Coaster and even the Merry-Go-Round to make memories. Special ride pricing days include armbands for unlimited rides and even BOGO armband days during the fair.
At the heart of the Clay County Fair is the livestock exhibits and shows. Local, Clay County students active in 4-H and FFA have the opportunity to show off the animals they’ve been raising over the past year. These animals are on display throughout the fair with many of the students on hand to answer questions and expose fair-goers to the world of agriculture. Browse the livestock area to see chickens, bunnies, cows, horses, goats, pigs and more. The kid’s ag-tivity area lets children learn about the animals and agriculture and how it pertains to everyday life.
New To the Clay County Fair
New to this year’s Clay County Fair is the addition of ‘Sunflower Hours’ meant to allow guests of all abilities to enjoy the festivities. On April 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the fair will have lowered normal fair sounds and sensory pods will be in place throughout the fair with trained volunteers onside to assist guests.
Sign language interpreters will be available and earplugs will be available for free for those overwhelmed with the sights and sounds of the fair. Hidden disability lanyards and stickers will be available during the fair while supplies last.
This year’s fair is already creating quite a buzz, so gather your crew and make plans to join the festivities March 31 through April 10. For up-to-date information and to buy tickets to the 2022 Clay County Agricultural Fair, go to www.claycountyfair.org.