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Livestock!!!!

Pig Races!!!

Midway Rides!

Roller Coasters!

Early Florida Village

New RV Park Under Construction

The Clay County Fair Association announced today, they have begun construction of an RV Park along the side to the fairgrounds. The property is owned by the Fair Association just west of the County Fairgrounds entrance road.

Marketing Director, Sheryl Hartzog stated "our Board of Director's voted after last year's fair to build the new RV Park so the fair could expand it's midway operation. Our fair continues to grow and attract people from all over each year, with the new addition of the RV Park this will help us improve service for our guests. Moving the midway bunkhouses and RV's to the new park will open up the north area of the midway to allow us to add more rides. The goal for the new expansion is to improve the operation to reduce midway wait times."

Plans are to have the 69 space RV Park ready for use for the 2015 Clay County Agricultural Fair scheduled for April 2-11, 2015. The entire park will be used by Deggeller Attractions, the Fair's midway provider.

Construction of the new RV Park was awarded to Jeff's Excavating of Green Cove Springs, FL. Engineering for the site was done by Tocoi Engineering, located in Orange Park, FL.

Please use the link for a youtube video of the RV Park under construction and to see it's location at the farigrounds complex. RV Park

A new attendance record was set last year for the 10 day event at 110,078. In addition, a sample zip code survey of over 17,000 guests indicated that over 49% are from outside Clay County.
 

The fair is projecting 115,000 in attendance for 2015.
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off | November 6, 2014

Discount Fair Tickets Now On Sale

Green Cove Springs, FL – The Clay County Agricultural Fair is offering admission tickets and ride armbands for the 2015 fair at discounted prices starting November 1, 2014.
 
Fair Tickets this year are proudly sponsored by Community First Credit Union. A special offer will be available on the back on each ticket.
 
Marketing Director, Sheryl Hartzog said "The Board voted to offer the discounted admission and ride armband tickets prior to the holidays. The tickets and armbands would be great stocking stuffers, purchase them for family or as gifts for your employees."
 
Discounted prices are as follows:
           Adult             $5.00    Save $3.00
           Senior (65+)   $3.00    Save $1.00
          Children (6-12) $3.00    Save $1.00
          Children 5 and under Free
 
Tickets are available on-line at www.clayclountyfair.org and at the Fair Office located at 2493 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL.
 
These prices are effective until 12-31-14.
 
The fair is scheduled for April 2-11, 2015. This year's theme is "Farm Fresh Family Tradition"
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off | October 31, 2014

Farm Fresh Family Tradition

Board of Directors has selected the new theme for the 2015 Clay County Agricultural Fair…."Farm Fresh Family Tradition".

Marketing Director, Sheryl Hartzog stated, "The board selected the new theme because it emphasizes our mission and focus on agriculture, family and their importance to our community."
  
The logo was developed to promote the theme in the fair's marketing plans. Hartzog said, "Once the theme  was finalized, it was posted on Facebook and the response has been  very positive".
Our Fair Family has helped us achieve a great reputation in the industry. We are always proud to promote agriculture and family at our annual fair. In fact, our Vision Statement is "to always keep the annual Clay County Agricultural Fair a "Family A*Fair"!

This year's fair will open on April 2, 2015 and close April 11, 2015. We are excited about our upcoming Clay County Fair and hope to see you there!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off | October 23, 2014

What A Year!!!

New Attendance Total

We enjoyed our largest attendance ever at the 2014 Clay County Agricultural Fair. Earlier we reported attendance numbers just a little shy of our 110,000. However an error was found and our official total is 110,078. We are truly blessed!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off | May 23, 2014

Thanks for a Record-Breaking Fair!

The 2014 Clay County Agricultural Fair is now history. Our 28th Annual Fair was a huge success. We set an all-time record attendance. This year’s attendance was 109, 868, + 6.28% over last year. The previous attendance record for the fair was set at 106,789 in 2011. The fair goal for this year was 110,000. We almost made it, only short by 132.

The fair enjoyed good weather every day. The weather the last three days of the fair was perfect. Attendance was down the first Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday due to threating weather in the area. However, the fairgrounds only had rain late Monday night and Tuesday prior to opening.

Attendance of 22,599 on the last day almost matched the single day record of 23,199 set in 2013. This was a really good day considering all the other activities in the metro area.

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!

Our 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale was also very successful. The total sale produced a $223,325 for our  4-H/FFA participants. This also was a new record.

We enjoyed visits from several other fairs including the State Fair of Virginia and Columbia County, Pasco County, Osceola County, Miami-Dade County, Volusia County and Duval County, FL. In addition the National Independent Concessionaires Association Board of Directors and the State FFA Officers attended. Post visit feedback was very complementary. This was 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 April 2-11, 2015.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off | April 14, 2014