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  • Pete Sutton announces retirement from Clay County Fair Association

    After 10 years of service with the Clay County Fair Association, Pete Sutton, has announced that he will be retiring as General Manager. Pete will continue in his role as the GM until his replacement is hired.

    PetePete has worked with the Clay County Fair Association since July 2005, where he started as Assistant Manager and has served as the GM for 9 years. Pete served as a member of the Fair Board for 7 years, as well as, Chairman of the board in 2004. Pete served on numerous boards and committees throughout the Florida Federation of Fairs, International Association of Fairs and Expo’s, Clay County Chamber of Commerce Tourism & Development Board. Pete earned the title of Certified Fair Executive from IAFE (International Association of Fairs & Expo’s).

    He has always said, the secret of success for the Clay County Fair, is without a doubt the network of dedicated volunteers.

    Tony Tharp, Chair of the Board of Directors said, “Pete has been our success to the Fair and we will truly miss him. The national recognition that Clay County Fair has received is a reflection of Pete’s dedication and passion”.

    A search for the new General Manager will begin immediately.

    Interested applicants are required to submit their resume and application (claycountyfair.org) with references to one of the following:

    1. Mail: Clay County Fair Association, Inc. P.O. Box 1066, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 or deliver to 2493 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
    2. Fax  – 904-529-9690
    3. Email: Karen@claycountyfair.org

     Application will be accepted through September 14, 2015 

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    Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pete Sutton announces retirement from Clay County Fair Association | August 12, 2015

    Thanks for another Record-breaking Fair

    The 2015 Clay County Agricultural Fair is now history. Our 29th Annual Fair was a huge success. We set another record attendance. This year’s attendance was 113,591, + 3.19% over last year’s record 110,978. We almost made our attendance goal of 115,000.

    In addition we set a two new single day records on Saturday April 11th our record attendance was 24,303. Our previous record was single day record was 23,199 in 2013. We set a new Monday record of 6,996 this replaced the old 2010 record of 5,898. Records don’t just happen and especially record attendance two record years in a row.

    Our 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale was also a new record. The total sale produced $239,137 for our 4-H/FFA participants.

    We crowned Katie Blocker as our first Miss Clay County Fair and Skylar McGlynn as Junior Miss Clay County Fair. Both attended several events during the fair.

    We enjoyed visits from several other fairs including Salem County Fair, Salem Virginia, Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck, NY, Central FL Fair, Bradford County Fair, Baker County Fair, Columbia County Fair, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, Pasco County Fair, Putnam County Fair, and Volusia County Fair. In addition the Farm Bureau held their board meeting during our fair. The NE FL Farm Bureau Ladies group representing 9 NE FL counties also met during our fair.

    We want to thank our thousands of dedicated volunteers, who shared their time and talents to serve our guests. Their pride and passion are the foundation of our fair. In addition, our Sponsor and Media Partners provide financial and service support that are vital to our success. Their support and presence at the fair is exceptional and greatly appreciated. We are truly blessed to have such a great team. Their work and support has earned us a great reputation as “A Family A*Fair”!

    Post visit feedback was very complementary. This is a real tribute to our volunteers. They are passionate people, who are the backbone of our success. We are grateful for their dedicated service.

    Thanks to everyone for your support of our fair. We hope that you will be a part of our team next year. Our dates are March 31 – April 9, 2016.

    Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Thanks for another Record-breaking Fair | April 12, 2015