100 YEARS OF CLAY COUNTY FAIR TRADITIONS

Fairgoers - 100 Years of Clay County Traditions by Arla Kintigh
Order Fairgoers Don't Live on Fried Food Alone by Arla Kintigh

Spencer, Iowa, is the home of the "World's Greatest County Fair." The 2017 fair theme is "Coming Home," celebrating the centennial of the Clay County Fair Association. Arla Kintigh shares researched historical perspectives of the fair, along with stories of fair traditions such as agriculture, FOOD, arts, entertainment, FOOD, racing, FOOD(!) and other areas.

Read about pioneers steaming one ox for the entire fair crowd...Clay County hosting WWII glider pilots and trainees...Norman, the taffy puller...early days of 4-H...a horse who loves mini donuts...and the pie recipes from the Curtis Café. Includes over 200 interview anecdotes and accounts, as well as over 250 historical and family images.