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Brenden Whited, 17, dries his angus before showing at the Clay County Fair.
A fair worker demonstrates a peeler for a interested young attendee at the Clay County Fair.
A row of gladioli stands ready for judging at the Clay County Fair.
A miniature train provided rides around the Clay County Fair grounds Saturday.
Sara Kunz, billed as The Flying Hawaiian Show, was a newcomer to the Clay County Fair. She ended her act by spinning hula hoops atop a pole.
Entries in the blueberry muffin category were ready for judging Saturday at the Clay County Fair.
Crowds came early to the Clay County Fair Saturday for the event's opening day.
Judges Charla Pearce, Peggy Egertsen and Steve Wolter judge gourds Saturday at the Clay County Fair.
SPENCER, Iowa -- After a year's absence the Clay County Fair returned in all its glory Saturday with a substantial crowd looking to enjoy exhibits, rides, competitions and, of course, food.
While temperatures heated up in the afternoon, it was an ideal way to see the best in Clay County in a variety of categories. Judges were still choosing winners in the morning, readying the exhibits for those arriving later in the day.
The final county fair in the Iowa fair season continues through Sept. 19. Shows are slated each day on the midway stages and in the grandstand.