165th Clayton County Fair - National, IA

Clayton County Fair Board
July 31- August 4, 2019

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
Anna Troester - Secretary

Board Members:
Harlan Backhaus (H)

Nick Boehm
Kevin Bond
Victoria Bond
Gerald Brooks
Dwayne Carlson (H)
Chad Donlon
Brooks Egleseder
Sarah Egleseder
Ron Englehardt

Tasha Fritz
Julie Fuelling
Matt Gaul

Sam Glawe
Greg Johnson
Jarrett Johnson

Kenny Johnson
Lyle Klingman

Matt Klingman

Sabine Klingman

Eldon Kurth, Jr.
Dan Lane
Theresa Lang
Brianna Lucey

Adam Meyer

Daniel Meyer

Chris Moeller


Kallie Moeller

Liz Munz

Brenda Murray
Arlen Nuehring
Erik Oberbroeckling
Kristin Oberbroeckling
Ryan Oberbroeckling

Stephanie Ostrander
Tim Orr

Travis Priem
Leo Schaefer

Lendall Schievelbein

Jeri Kay Schiffman

Jessica Schramm

Cameron Schulte

Greg Schulte

Deb Schulte

Alan Troester
Amos Troester

Rondee Troester
Bob Walke
Jim Walter
Hank Werger (H)

Brian Wessel
Gary Willie

David Wilson
Kate Young
Honorary Board Members (H)

Fair Board Events

Events are posted as they are announced

Barbeque Meal

Barbeque Meal
July 31, 2019 - at the fairgrounds
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
near the 4-H buildings & shelter house
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 & King Contest - July 31
   Judging at 1:00 p.m., Pageant at 6:30 p.m.

Calling all young ladies and men between the ages of 16 and 20. If you are between the ages of 16 and 20 as of July 20, 2019 and are in one service organization you are eligible to run for the 2019 Clayton County Fair Royalty Contest.

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.

2019 Queen contest application forms:                         
Application Form*                                                                   

Contest Rules                                                                      

Release/Consent Form 


2019 King 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, July 31, 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 12, 2019 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 was completed in 2018.

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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