165th Clayton County Fair - National, IA

Entertainment at the Clayton County Fair
July 31- August 4, 2019

Location: National, IA   Map   Weather

$35 SEASON TICKET includes admission to all entertainment events.
DAILY TICKET includes admission to the entertainment events of the day.
Wednesday - $5.00
Thursday - $10.00
Friday - $15.00
Saturday - $15.00
Sunday - $10.00

Flag Raising at the Clayton County Fair in National, IA
Fair Kickoff Events
July 31, 5:00 PM

BBQ Meal - 5:00 p.m.
Flag Raising - 6:30 p.m.
Queen Pageant - 6:30 p.m.
4-H Style Show & 4-H Share the Fun Show - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for these kick-off events.

August 1, 7:30 PM

Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, KY but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their more than 50 year-long career. Their most successful hit, "Kiss You All Over" spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard's pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980's, Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles and many more top 20's. The band will also be releasing two new recording projects in 2018 featuring the newest as well as the greatest of Exile . The five original members of the band reformed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Celebrating 55th Anniversary with their No Limit tour The book- 50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition which was released in 2013 and written by musicologist Randy Westbrook, chronicles the band's five decades as recording artists. Exile has toured with artists such as: Aerosmith, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Merle Haggard and George Jones to name a few. Recently Exile was featured on episode 7 of Netflix's hit series "Mindhunter," and can be heard in movies including: "Happy Gilmore," "Man on the Moon," "Employee of the Month," "Wild Hogs," and "Zookeeper." In addition to numerous ACM and CMA nominations for Vocal Group of the Year as well as thier individual musicianship, band members J.P. P ennington and Sonny LeMaire have been recognized as songwriter of the year by BMI while Les Taylor was awarded BMl's Country Award for his songwriting on Janie Fricke's "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy" In 2013 Exile was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and in 2017 recognized for 55 years.
Visit Exile's website.
Sponsored by NEIT – Northeast Iowa Telephone Company

JoDee Messina
JoDee Messina
August 2, 8:00 PM

Jo Dee Messina is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jumpstarting her career, Jo Dee’s breakout song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, sold over five million albums worldwide, and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee’s résumé grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate three consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs. Jo Dee later parted ways with her long-time record label and embraced the strong, empowered female persona for which she became known. Taking matters into her own hands, Jo Dee created Dreambound Records, called on her fans to become her dedicated team, and released her most personal album to date, Me. Aside from her studio successes, Jo Dee has also created a reputation for herself as one of the most passionate, high-energy performers in the business. Sharing her hit tunes; newly penned, emotionally-driven songs; and personal testimony, Jo Dee has been traveling the country for many years, receiving rave reviews for her authenticity, commitment, and openness on stage. Hoping to inspire and enlighten fans from all walks of life with every step she takes, Jo Dee has made it her mission to present herself and her story with honesty, allowing people to see behind the masquerade. With a decorated past in the rearview mirror and endless dreams and an open road of possibility before her, this relatable woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, speaker, author, and incredibly gifted singer-songwriter has only just begun. Fueled by faith, belief, and love, Jo Dee pours her heart and soul into everybody she meets and everything she touches, which is perhaps why Jo Dee Messina is such a timeless name in the music industry.
Visit Jo Dee Messina's website.
Sponsored by Brown's Sales & Leasing

Demolition derby cars
Demolition Derby
August 3, 1 PM

Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Don't miss the crash-zone action at this popular motorsports event! Drivers compete by deliberately ramming other cars until only one car is operational.
See the rules and regulations.
Power Wheel Derby/Race for Kids - held before the regular derby for all interested kids
Sponsored by various businesses and individuals.

Kiddie Tractor Pull
August 3, 1 PM

3rd Annual Stick Horse Rodeo
6th Annual Clayton County Stick Horse Rodeo
August 3, 5 PM

Bare-Back Bronco Riding, Calf Roping, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing
(in the rodeo arena on the fairgrounds)
Entry Fee $5/person. No contestant age limit. Register at the rodeo arena from 4-5 PM.
See the Rodeo Rules and Entry Form.
Sponsored by the Clayton County 4-H Foundation

bull riding
9th Annual Clayton County Bull Bash
August 3, 7 PM

CC Bucking Bulls
(in front of the grandstand)
Also: Mutton Busting for the Kids - Sign up begins the day of the event in the fair office.
The Bull Riders of America presented the "Event of the Year" Award to the Clayton County Fair for our 2014 Bull Bash.
Don't miss the fun and excitement of live bull riding at this officially sanctioned bull riding event.
Sponsored by Bodensteiner Implement Company

Tractor Pull
Truck & Tractor Pull
August 4, 11 AM

Start time - 11:00 a.m.
Weigh-in: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

See info and rules
See list of sponsors

Everyone welcome to pull

The Clayton County Fair Board will once again sponsor a Tractor and Truck Pull at the Clayton County Fair. 2 tracks, fast pace.
Get the Truck & Tractor Pull Flyer (with classes, rules and regulations).

For more information and complete set of rules contact:
Erik Oberbroeckling: (563) 880-9888
Jim Hoth: (563)880-1522

Mike McAbee
August 4, 5:30 PM

Thank you to the businesses and individuals for their generous support of our live events:
See our sponsor list.
Your sponsorship will help us continue to provide fun events and top quality LIVE musical concerts at the fair. Contact the fair secretary for more information.
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