Top 4 Reasons to Attend the Clay County Agricultural Fair!

Thanks to the Clay County Fair for sponsoring this post and providing a fun and educational experience for families and fair guests! It's "A Family A*Fair!"

Families have enjoyed making memories at the Clay County Agricultural Fair since 1987. Located at 2493 State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs, the fair will be celebrating 35 years of down-home country fun this year with the theme, “What a ride! 35 years!” — and you are invited to join in the fun!

Opening day kicks off April 1 at 2 p.m. and the fair runs through April 11. Advanced tickets and armbands are available online now until March 31. 

Clay County Fair in Green Cove Springs Florida

Family Atmosphere

The Clay County Fair offers a safe, clean, and enjoyable experience for everyone! From contests to concerts, there is something for folks of all ages, and your whole family is sure to have a great time. Our kids are most looking forward to the Free Kiddie Train Rides that will take place every day throughout the duration of the fair.

If your family is competitive and wants to participate in various contests during the fair, the deadline is quickly approaching! There are multiple contests such as Hay Bale Decorating, Art and Photography, Creative Arts, Duct Tape Contest, and a Teacup Garden Display. There are also numerous ways you can volunteer during the fair.

Clay County Fair Entertainment

Attractions & Entertainment

If you’re looking for adventure and some good ol’ fashioned fun entertainment, there is plenty of that, too! Deggeller Attractions has been providing safe and clean fun to thrill-seekers, and there will be over 40 thrilling rides to capture your attention. Some of the hottest country music entertainers in the country will be performing in the Cattleman’s Arena, and believe it or not, Vanilla Ice will be there, too!

Tractor Display in Clay County Fair

Agriculture Experience

There’s one thing to know about the Clay County Fair, and that’s you will get plenty of agricultural experience to remember. Stroll through the livestock barn and meet a cow, pig, rabbit, goat, and all the poultry residents in the livestock barn. Make sure to stop by the “Agtivities” area in the farm play area. Tractors, new and old, will be on display for you to see. Get dirty and enjoy!

 Early Florida Village at Clay County Fair

Early Florida Village

One of the most popular attractions at the fair is the Early Florida Village. Visitors can take a stroll through the Village and get a peek at times past in Florida’s history. There are 13 main buildings that include the Old Red Barn, Village Blacksmith, Log Splitting, Cracker House, Penney Farms Schoolhouse, Baxley House, Padgett House, Macguire Commissary, Honey House, John’s House, Penney Farms Jail House, Country Church, and Syrup House. Guests will be taken back in time for a good ol’ country experience!

The Clay County Agricultural Fair is located at 2493 State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs and runs April 1 through April 11! Learn more at


Alina Penjiyeva is a proud Troy University alumna and holds a Bachelor's in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration. Before moving to Clay County, Alina worked as an Admissions Counselor for seven years. She taught business classes at Troy while also pursuing a career as an entrepreneur. Her business experience includes e-commerce, travel content writing, website design, and social media management. Alina currently works full-time as a Realtor serving Clay County families. She is fluent in Russian and Turkmen, has visited 11 countries, and enjoys sampling a variety of cultural cuisines. Her favorite quote is, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."


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