I’ll see you at the fair.
Monday, August 21, 2017
County fairs give residents a chance to step back to a slower time, when people made their own entertainment. These fairs contribute to the local economy, but experts say their biggest benefit is community building.
In a world of cellphones, headphones and virtual reality, a 1200-lb. steer looking straight at you provides a healthy dose of genuine reality. The Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa, part of the Lakes Corridor region, has been entertaining local residents since 1917.
Calling itself the World’s Greatest County Fair, it is on a mission to present entertainment, competitions and exhibits, all with a family-friendly atmosphere.