After life-altering ATV crash, Middleburg teens team up to bring home bacon at Clay County Fair
A life-altering ATV crash left Halynn Timms severely injured. After months of surgeries and recovery, the Middleburg High School FFA student only had one goal: Be well enough to stand with her pig at the auction at the Clay County Fair.
Safety officials plead for patience of Clay County fairgoers as they look to alleviate traffic issues
Ahead of the fifth day of the Clay County Agricultural Fair, officials from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Clay County Department of Public Safety addressed a litany of challenges faced in the first four, including traffic back-ups, parking lot flooding, unruly guests and preventable health emergencies.
The Clay County Fair is back!
The Clay County Fair starts today and goes through April 11th. From concerts, food, fun, and rides the fair has everything! We were joined by Tabitha Bowerman from Porky’s Dole Whip to show off some of the fairs favorite concessions like the turkey leg! If you would like to get tickets and find the fair schedule you can visit: claycountyfair.org
Clay County Fair returns with full capacity, safety protocols in place
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – When the 35th annual Clay County Fair kicks off on Thursday, it will be the first major event to have full-capacity crowds in Northeast Florida in more than a year. While the fair will welcome thousands back to the Clay County Fairgrounds, safety measures will be in place. It’s been such a hurdle to get the gates open and we are so excited to be back,” said General Manager Tasha Hyder. “Everything that you’re used to seeing at the Clay County Fair is going to be here,” said Hyder. There will be several safety measures in place, including more sanitization and hand washing stations, additional signage, and increased cleaning.
Here’s your Clay County Fair forecast for opening weekend
Starting on Thursday, the Clay County Fair will fire up the rides, yummy food, agricultural education and shows. All thanks to a cold front, our temperatures will range from the 60s and 70s with mostly sunny skies. The fair will kick off at 2 p.m. with highs in the upper 60s low 70s and mostly sunny skies. Here’s what you can expect through opening weekend:Friday: Mostly sunny skies with a highs in the low 60s. Saturday: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s near 70.
‘Redneck Romper Fashion Show’ returns to Clay County Fair
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – They say it’s a groundbreaking new style for men... but we’re not sure about that. The Clay County Fair is holding a “Redneck Romper Fashion Show” for men. Deadline for entries: March 29, 2021The fair begins on April 1 and will go until April 11. Register for the Redneck Romper Fashion Show here. For more information about the Clay County Fair, click here.
After COVID-19 spring cancellation, modified version of Clay County Fair kicking off Friday
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Great memories have been made at the Clay County Fair for generations. Crews are now setting up for this year’s event at the Clay County Fairgrounds, set to kick off Friday and last through Sunday. The Clay County Fair Association wants to make it clear that because the actual fair was canceled in spring, this is a special, modified version for families to enjoy. “I’m not a n emotional person, but I shed some tears when we made that final call to cancel the fair,” Hyder said. They’re 10 feet by 10 feet, and 6 feet away from other groups.
Modified version of popular annual fair coming to Clay County in September
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. Grab your cowboy hats and head for the corndog stand! A modified version of the Clay County Fair will happen next month. After the wildly popular annual agricultural fair was canceled in the spring due to COVID-19, the Clay County Fair Association just announced its hosting a three-day, smaller event Sept. 25-27. Tasha Hyder, general manager of the Clay County Fair Association, was devastated when the decision was made in the spring to cancel. We wont have the animals, but hey, fair food is one of the top two things that people come to the fair over, she said.