165th Clayton County Fair - National, IA

Clayton County Fair Board
August 1-6, 2018

Location: National, IA   Map  Weather

Clayton County Fair Board

Contributions Welcomed! Keep the Clayton County Fair experience alive for future generations! Join our Fair Board to contribute your energy and expertise to the direction and improvement of the fair. Contact our Fair Secretary for membership information.

Under the direction of the Fair Board, the Jim Hosch Arena and new milking parlor were completed in 2009. The Jim Hosch Arena houses cattle exhibits during the fair and serves as a storage facility during the off-season.

Thank You. . . to the many individuals and organizations whose financial contributions and volunteer efforts support our fair celebration. Without your continued support, the Clayton County Fair would not be what it is today.

Fair Board Officers:

Mark Troester - President
Jim Hoth - Vice President
Jim Fuelling - Treasurer
Vicky Hefner - Secretary

Board Members:
Donald Backhaus
Harlan Backhaus
Kevin Bond
Victoria Bond
Mark Bries
Gerald Brooks
Dwayne Carlson
Chad Donlon
Tom Duff
Sarah Egeseder
Ron Englehardt
John Frink
Julie Fuelling
Matt Gaul
Lisa Gould
Greg Johnson
Jarrett Johnson
Lyle Klingman
Eldon Kurth, Jr.
Jordan Lamker
Dan Lane
Theresa Lang
Diane McClintock

Adam Meyer
Daniel Meyer
Chris Moeller
Mary Fran Nikolai
Arlen Nuehring
Erik Oberbroeckling
Kristin Oberbroeckling
Ryan Oberbroeckling
Tim Orr
Erwin Ruff (H)
Ron Sass
Glen Schaeffer
Andy Schroeder
Amos Troester
Anna Troester
Bob Walke
Jim Walter
Eileen Walz
Lisa Weigand
Hank Werger
Gary Willie
Kate Young
Honorary Board Members (H):
Erwin Ruff

Fair Board Events

Events are posted as they are announced

Purple Ribbon Fundraiser

Clayton County Fair Raffle Fundraiser for the 2018 Fair
Raffle Prize - John Deere Gator XUV590E
Tickets: 1 ticket-$20, 3 tickets-$50
For tickets or information contact:
Gerald Brooks, Lyle Klingman, Eldon Kurth
Julie Fuelling (563-880-1600) or Mark Troester (563-880-2300)
Funds raised will support normal operating expenses of the fair.

Barbeque Meal

Barbeque Meal
August 1, 2018 - at the fairgrounds
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
near the 4-H buildings & covered patio
Provided by these sponsors:

Clayton Co. Soybean Growers
Clayton Co. Corn Growers
Beef Producers Association
Pork Producers Association
Dairy Producers Association
Clayton Co. Fair Board

Keep the Clayton County Fair experience alive for future generations! Join our Fair Board to contribute your energy and expertise to the direction and improvement of the fair. Contact our Fair Secretary for membership information.


Clayton County Fair Queen Contest

Clayton County Fair Queen and Court

Fair Queen Contest - August 1
   Judging at 1:00 p.m., Pageant at 6:30 p.m.

Calling all young ladies between the ages of 16 and 20. If you are between the ages of 16 and 20 as of July 20, 2018 and are in one service organization you are eligible to run for the 2018 Clayton County Fair Queen Contest. See complete contest rules.

As a reminder, there is a $50.00 application/sponsor fee, so go out and find a sponsor to help you with the contest! The check can be made out to the Clayton County Fairboard. Application fee must be sent with your application and consent form to Anna Troester. If you are interested, click the links below to get the application material. You can also pick up an application from the extension office or contact Anna Troester at 563-880-4797.

2018 contest application forms:
Application Form*
Contest Rules
Release/Consent Form

*If your browser does not support form filling, you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the application form. Download the reader free at www.adobe.com.

The judging will be held during one afternoon on Wednesday, August 2, beginning at 1:00 p.m. If you are involved with the Horse Show, we will work around you.

All application material including application, photo, release/consent form, and sponsor/application fee must be postmarked by July 13, 2018 to Anna Troester (address below). NO EXCEPTIONS. Please contact Anna Troester if there are any questions.

21433 Great River Rd.
Garnavillo, Iowa 52049
Phone: 563-880-4797
Email: annartroester@gmail.com

New Hog and Sheep Facility

A new barn to house hogs and sheep is under construction. It will be completed before the opening of the 2018 Fair.

Jim Hosch Arena

Jim Hosch Arena

The Jim Hosch Arena is dedicated in memory of long-time director of the Clayton County Extension Service, Jim Hosch. The facility provides much needed housing for cattle exhibits and a new milking parlor during the fair season. The high ceiling and manually-controlled curtained windows will assure a comfortable atmosphere for fair exhibitors and their animals. During the off-season the arena will be used as a storage area for vehicles, campers, trailers and boats. See storage information.

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