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August 4-8, 2021

National, Iowa

About Us


The first Clayton County Fair was held in Garnavillo, October 3, 1854. Just three weeks before the first Iowa State Fair was held.

In the early history of our great country, state of Iowa, and Clayton County, fairs have played an important part in the building of our great agricultural industries. Beginning in the 1920's to the present date, the 4-H and FFA organizations played an important part in the development of one of Iowa's best agricultural fairs.

Clayton County Fair now consists of about 30 acres (as of 2003), which gives Clayton County one of the larger fairgrounds in the state of Iowa.

-- Information from 150th Sesquicentennial Book

We welcome all ages to the Clayton County Fair! Come join in on the fun!

Future Fair dates
2021 August 4-8
2022 August 3-7
2023 August 2-6

Clayton County Executive Board

President: Arlen Nuehring
Vice President: Travis Priem
Secretary: Jeri Kay Schiffman
Treasurer: Deb Schulte

Clayton County Fair Board Members

Red = Honorary Members

Name City
Nick Boehm Garnavillo
Gerald Brooks Volga
Dwayne Carlson McGregor
Chad Donlon Luana
Jim & Julie Fuelling Luana
Justin Fuelling Luana
Matt Gaul Strawberry Point
Sam Glawe Monona
Nick Hansel Guttenberg
Jim Hoth Elkader
Caitlyn Jacobs Elkader
Greg Johnson Elgin
Kenny Johnson Elgin
Tanya Keppler St. Olaf
Eldon Kurth Jr. Monona
Dan Lane Elkader
Jessica Lansing Garnavillo
Adam Meyer St. Olaf
Daniel Meyer Guttenberg
Chris & Kallie Moeller Postville
Name City
Brenda Murray Garnavillo
Arlen Nuehring Monona
Ryan & Kristin Oberbroeckling Garnavillo
Erik Oberbroeckling Garnavillo
Tim Orr Elgin
Chezney Priem New Vienna
Travis Priem New Vienna
Leo Schaffer Elkader
Jeri Kay Schiffman Elkader
Bob Schilling Colesburg
Greg & Deb Schulte Edgewood
Alan Troester Monona
Mark Troester Elkader
Jim Walter Luana
Adam Weigand Monona
Hank Werger Garnavillo
Ben Wikner Farmersburg
Gary Willie Elkader
Anna Wilson Garnavillo
Kate Young McGregor

The Clayton County Fairgrounds is a privately owned and operated facility and the following are NOT allowed: pets, weapons, alcohol, metal detectors, & solicting without permission.