Saturday, April 1, 2023
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Clay County Fair Kicks Off UC Fair Season June 1

The Upper Cumberland county fair season kicks off on June 1 in Clay County.

Fair Board Member Haley Barnes said it was about time to be able to offer something fun to the whole community after 2020. Barnes said that whether someone is 8 or 80, there’s going to be something they will love.

“Our carnival rides, my favorite is the food, obviously that’s a lot of other people’s favorite too,” Barnes said. “Then we have our senior day as well, for senior citizens they can come out during the day at the fair.”

Barnes said some of the food highlights include BBQ, catfish, lemonade to support the local 4-H and the fan favorite funnel cake. Barnes said there are new additions this year like helicopter rides and a farming simulation for kids.

The Clay County Fair will run through Saturday and admission is $3.

“We always have a good turnout for our exhibit entries into the farm and home exhibits,” Barnes said. “We have our live stock shows and we also have a lot of youth that come exhibit their livestock. We have our more traditional ones. Everyone always comes out to the horse show and ATV rodeo and dirt bike rodeo.”

Barnes said that carnival rides will start at 6:00 PM each night during the fair from June 1-5. She said that Tuesday and Thursday will be kids days.

Barnes said that kid’s admission will be free on those days, and a $15 armband can be purchased for rides.