Grand Champion

Cole Heine is all smiles after learning from the judge that he is exhibiting the Grand Champion Purebred Gilt during last year's 4-H Swine Show of the Clay County Fair. Achievement Days begins next week on Thursday, Aug. 11.

The annual Clay County Fair kicks off Tuesday, August 9, and will run through Saturday, August 13, in Vermillion. Favorite events, including the demolition derby, a street dance, ATV races, and the kids’ pedal pull, are back this year alongside a few new offerings.

Of course, for 4-Hers and those competing in Open Class categories, beyond the fun activities of the fair, the whole point is to show and demonstrate the hard work they’ve done throughout the year raising animals, making crafts, perfecting foods, and other things. Open Class entries (any Clay County resident may enter these categories) will be accepted from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, and judged that evening with entries for 4-H non-livestock categories accepted and judged on Wednesday, August 10, from 5-7 p.m.

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