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Clay County Fair opens for 10-day run

Fair offers rides, entertainment, agricultural and historical exhibits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 30th Clay County Agricultural Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through April 8.

Using the vision "A Family A-Fair," organizers strive to provide an event that is both fun and educational, showcasing Clay County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interests.

After gate admission, most exhibits and attractions are free. Eight exhibit buildings are used for commercial, nonprofit and competitive exhibits. Competitive exhibits show off people's talents and offer a chance to win money or a ribbon. 

The midway features over 40 rides, with things to thrill all ages. Deggeller Attractions has provided midway entertainment for the fair since its inception in 1987.

Main-stage entertainment in the Cattlemen's Arena is featured almost daily during the fair. Top national acts perform in this huge facility. All entertainment is free, although reserved seating is available for a small charge.

IMAGES: Opening day at the Clay County Fair

The "Clay's Show Me Your Talent" Community Stage features entertainment and contests each day of the fair. Local talent perform in a relaxed atmosphere. 

The Ag-Tainment Stage is held each day of the fair. Ground acts and local talent perform in a relaxed atmosphere. Tables are provided so guests can enjoy the fair food and entertainment at the same time.

Livestock exhibits provide the opportunity to experience the agriculture roots of the community and the fair. It's an opportunity to see farm life that's important to the American way of life and food supply.

The fair is at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 2493 State Road 16, west of Green Cove Springs.

For more information, schedule and ticket prices, visit ClayCountyFair.org.