This year’s Clayton County Fair is cancelled, though they are hoping to still hold the 4-H and FFA shows.
The announcement came on the fair’s Facebook page Tuesday morning. The Clayton County Agricultural Society has worked over the past month to discuss how to safely host the 166th Annual Clayton County Fair amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19. They have received guidance from state and city officials and the Clayton County Board of Health and they’ve also consulted with the Association of Iowa Fairs and International Association of Fairs and Expositions.
They are exploring alternative options for their 4-H/FFA exhibitors in both livestock and static project areas, working with the Clayton County Extension Office and Clayton County Extension Council to provide the best and safest opportunities for the youth based on CDC and health guidelines. Additional information will be available once that decision is made.
All other Clayton County Fair activities, including the concerts, bull bash, mutton busting, tractor pull, demo derby, royalty contest and food vendors, have been postponed until 2021.