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Mark your calendars now to come see us,

 Farming in 20/20 Vision ~ August 21, 22 and 23, 2020!

Wow! The Superintendents and Fair Board have been busy, so many updates about the fair already coming available. With all the great information available, please check out the Exhibitor's Corner page which covers as much as possible regarding exhibiting with us at the fair.

2020 Fairbook & Exhibitor Info

The 2020 Fairbooks are in! You can click the link above for a pdf version or stop by the fairgrounds main gate to pick up a book please make sure the lids are closed and let us know if there are only a couple left so we can restock them. 

In years past we have allowed anyone to show - you had to be in the boundary lines to qualify for the sale. Due to COVID we had to make a change and in order to show and or sell you have to be within the boundaries of Deer Park, Mead, Springdale, Riverside, Nine Mile Falls, Loon Lake or Valley
**The only exception to that is the Horse Dept - we will allow anyone to show in this dept (this is due to the way they can maintain distance from one another).
If you get your entry form in before July 24th, we will enter your name into a drawing for a free t-shirt. All entries are due WITH money no later than August 3rd - one exhibitor per form please!
Remember that the form is 2 pages - the second page has where you can list your categories and fees, there are also wristbands for purchase (if you don't purchase the bands you will need to pay $3 at the gate each day).
Read the rules and regulations of showing at our fair on pages 6 -9 of the Fairbook, anyone who does not adhere to these rules will forfeit their premium check!  Please know the rules, we do have people that check the barns regularly for husbandry and the superintendents track who shows up for barn duty.
Anyone showing livestock should plan to show up for pen setup on August 16th - hogs, beef, sheep & Goats at 3 pm and rabbits/poultry at 4 pm. If you plan to sell your market animal, don't forget to fill out the QA form and bring it with you at livestock check in.  Also, due to the COVID please plan on trying to pre-sell your market livestock. If you need help or have questions on this process please let the office know.
Be sure to think outside the box - sometimes the last person you would ask is the one that is the most interested - Do not wait till the week of fair. Start working on this now!

Other Updates:
  • Car Show - will be moved to September 11th in conjunction with the annual dinner fundraising event. 
  • Barnyard Olympics - we will bring this fan favorite back in 2021.
  • Kids footraces - again, we will bring this back in 2021.

Webmaster Note: Sorry for the delay in getting the fairbook available online but farming takes time and now, back to the baler before the rain comes!

COVID 19 Updates

This year has turned out to be a challenging event in history and the Fair Board has been and continues to monitor the guidance of the governor's office and the Department of Health. The reality is that no one knows with absolute certainty what August will bring.

As of June 28th here are the updates:

* The Fair Board is planning as if the CCF will take place as scheduled. Please note the boundaries for exhibitors - that is a change for this year. We will continue to update the website and the facebook page with the latest updates.

* Our partners at the Clayton Pro West Rodeo are also planning for a summer of fun and are assuming that while we may all be in masks to attend and standing/sitting 6 ft apart that the rodeo will move forward.

But at the same time, the Fair Board and the various Superintendents are looking at ways to hold a "modified" fair should the COVID crisis not be controlled to a level that would allow for the fair to go on like normal. Some departments assume they will have record breaking entries as everyone has had so much time at home to work on projects. 

In the end, it is up to you the entrant to decide if you want to risk the possibility that the fair this year may end up like the Junior Livestock Show with a possibility of the CCF being a virtual show. There are no guarantees and as we have all seen, things can change almost over night.  Until we know more, we are planning to proceed as normal but will update everyone as soon as we know if that approach needs to change.

We appreciate your understanding and know that these times are very frustrating, we all hope that by August we are back to normal and can see everyone at the fair!

 Sunday June 21st

Happy Father's Day! If you need veggies for dinner or a one of kind, locally crafted gift for dad; come out to the fairgrounds Sunday from 11-4pm.  We have local crafters and vendors with a little bit of everything. 

There will be changes this year as we work through the COVID restrictions and some changes to keep the fairgrounds and our visitors safe.  

  • PARKING - This year when you come to the market, you will find the east gate closed - please turn right and head into the main fairgrounds parking lot that we use for the rodeo and the fair. You can see a map of the grounds and the parking here.  You can park along the fence or out in the field and come into the market through the gate near the Floral Barn. 
  • New Building - This year we will be in the Floral Building (the barn) which will put us closer to the restrooms.  There is a gate in that location where you will be going through. 
  • CDC Requirements - A condition of holding a farmers market this year is to follow the CDC guidelines.  We will post more details about what this means in the coming weeks as we approach the first market (and as the guidelines change). 

The vendors will be wearing masks, it is up to you if you want to wear a mask.  We ask that you not handle the merchandise unless you are purchasing it and maintain social distancing. 

As always, we will have vendors in the building and some outside in tents.  You never know what you will find week by week as the produce that comes to market is based on what is ripe at the vendors, miss a market and you might miss your favorite fruit or vegetables. You can always watch our FaceBook page as Stephanie tries to let people know what is coming as the vendors update her each week.  As more details about changes to the market are available, they will be posted to the FaceBook page and we will update this site as well.

Make sure you wear some good walking shoes as the COVID restrictions mean we will be spacing vendors further apart to keep everyone safe. For those return shoppers, the COVID restrictions also mean we can't have the coffee available but we can have the punch cards! We will have plenty of smiles (possibly behind masks) and all kinds of market wares to be had. Come check out the market, bring your punch card, tell your friends and come help support these local vendors. 

Fair Parking Attendants - Donation

if you were at the fair Friday and Saturday last year you know what a zoo the parking lot was. We usually have a group help park cars for the rodeo in which we give them a donation and would like to do the same for the fair. We need a group or two - (one to do each day) to park cars Friday August 21st and Saturday August 22nd mornings from 7 till 10:30-11. We would want to meet with you the week of fair to go over final details.

If you would like more details you can message this page or send us an email at

Exhibitor's Highlights

Quilt Block Challenge - Quilts of Valor

This year we will be partnering with Quilts of Valor to create a quilt for a service member or veteran who has been touched by war.  All blocks submitted will be used to create a quilt and then it will be given to honor a military member. For more information, check out our Exhibitors Corner page. 

UPDATE: Since we continue to be sheltering at home for at least almost half of the year - is it possible that our handy sewing community could create 2020 blocks? While only 3 can be judged, if you have the time and material let's help Quilts of Valor give out even more quilts this year. If you can't sew, but know someone who does maybe offer to buy the fabric and they can swap labor for materials?

Parking, Camping and Trailer Parking

Did you know that there are designated areas for parking your livestock trailer, your RV and your car when you are at the fair?  The same parking scheme is used for the rodeo (with the exception of stock trailers) and the farmers markets. 

When you come to join us for an event, parking should be done in lines going north and south.  The row of parking next to the fence (that runs east to west) is for handicapped visitors or are reserved parking as the signage indicates. Everyone else should park no more than 2 cars deep in lines running north to south. Why? because we can fit more cars into the parking lot if we all park going north to south. 

Also, please remember fire lane spacing - our fire department needs at least 8 ft passages to get those large trucks to any area of the fair should a fire break out or an emergency response be needed.  It is NOT okay to just park on the edge and reduce the fire lanes!! 

Please check out the new fairgrounds map for more details.  We love to see everyone at our events, we just ask that you keep in mind your fellow drivers ability to get in and out as well as our fire department's ability to get in to help us keep everyone safe.

Fundraising Dinner - Postponed to Sept 11th

Please save a new date to come have dinner with us and support the fair.  With the COVID restrictions our annual early summer fundraising dinner has been postponed from June 5th to September 11th.  We hope to see you there for some good food, good friends and a great cause.

If you would like to support our fair, before then; you can donate your time or mail us a donation:

Clayton Community Fair

PO Box 449

Clayton, WA 99110

Fair Sponsorships Available

Would you like to see your business or family name on one of our buildings? For $300 you will get 4 tickets to the fair, a booth/awning space at your fair location to advertise your business and you can put a sign/banner on the building you are sponsoring. The money from your sponsorship will stay with the building you select to make improvements in that area of the fair. Click here for the form and advertise your business while helping us make things better for our exhibitors. 

Grab your punch card and your friends because the Clayton Farmers Market is back each Sunday from 11-4 starting June 7th. There will be changes this year as we comply with the COVID rules but we hope to see you and all our vendors as the craft vendors are back starting June 14th!

Volunteer meetings are always the 4th Tuesday of the month 7pm
 Everyone is welcome, please join us!

May thru August- Fairgrounds
 Sept thru April - Pizza Factory

   We need your help!  

The fair is 100% volunteer ran and we need some help with administrative tasks and/or help during the week of the fair watching over the entries.  If you have a few hours or a day to help please contact us!

Do you shop at Yokes Fresh Market? Sign up for their Community Card to earn up to 5% of your purchase for the Clayton Community Fair! Click HERE for your Community Card Application.

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