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August 4-8, 2021

National, Iowa

Open Class Exhibits

The Clayton County Fair Board encourages anyone who is interested to exhibit in the Open Class Division at the fair. Many competitive classes are available including all varieties of garden and farm produce, floral exhibits, baked and canned goods, textiles, sewing, hobbies, hand-crafts, antiques and more.

Open class entries may be brought to the fair on Wednesday, August 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. or on Thursday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Entries must remain on display until they are released at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8.

Please see the Open Class Fair Book for a complete list of classes, entry information and entry forms. Use the links below to get an online, downloadable version of the Open Class Fair Book and entry form. We encourage you to print your own copies to help us reduce our printing costs and save the earth's resources. As has been our practice in the past, hard copies of the Open Class Fair Book will be available in local banks and businesses.

The 2021 Open Class Fair Book with Entry Form

Note: Fill out and return 3 copies of the Entry Form.

*To see the contents of the Fair Book link above, you can download Adobe Reader free at

Division Superintendents
  1. Fruits - Patty Roach
  2. Vegetables - Patty Roach
  3. Farm Exhibit - Patty Roach
  4. Baked Goods - Lola Meyer
  5. Canned Products - Lola Meyer
  6. Textiles - Clara Lansing
  7. Floral - Rosemary Mueller
  8. Antiques, Household Articles
  9. Photography - Julie Kurth
  10. Hobbies & Handicrafts - Verna Lenth

If you are interested in volunteering to help with open class, please contact the Fair Secretary!

BAKE SALE - Thursday, August 5, 2021, beginning at 3:00 p.m. or when judging of the baked items is finished. Judging will be held in the commercial exhibit hall.