Mad About The Fair

August 23, 24 & 25 2024

We are challenging our exhibitors to find ways to incorporate this year’s Alice in Wonderland theme, from colors and costumes to pastries and cakes, make big or make it small but show your imagination.  Plan on coming out to see all the work our youth have put into their projects from animals, baking, Legos, sewing and horse riding we have it all. Come see why we are Mad About The Fair.

Fairbook 2024 Coming Soon

Fair Book Design Contest

Each year, we like to highlight the talent of our youth on our fair book and the fair t-shirts.  Contest Q Class1 is the Fair Book Cover Design Contest – drawings must be your own work, on a 7 1/4 by 9 3/4 sheet of paper.  It must include the following elements:

1. The Theme  – Roaring 20’s – Celebrating 20 Years at Clayton

2. It must have the words – Clayton Community Fair

3. It must have the dates of the fair – August 22, 23, 24 2025

4. It needs to include Junior Livestock Sale – August 23rd at 3:30 PM

5. It needs to be in a sheet protector when you turn it in.

6. On the back, your name, age, address and phone number must appear.

Go use your imagination and show us what Roaring 20’s Celebrating 20 Years at Clayton means to you!

FSA Youth Loans

Do you know any youth that would love to have a 4H, FFA or even just a market animal at the fair but need money to buy the animal?  Did you know that the FSA offers loans to kids for that?  They do, you can get up to $5,000 and have from 1 to 7 years to pay it back.  Click here for more information.

Volunteers Needed

The Clayton Community Fair is 100%  staffed by volunteers.  We need help with just about anything during the year and we ask for help in May with spring clean up to get the grounds ready for the busy summer.  The fairgrounds are also an emergency evacuation center, in recent years our volunteers have stepped up at a moments notice to help get displaced animals into pens, watered, fed and their owners a team to trust to help them through a difficult time.  If you can help even for a few hours during the fair taking tickets, lend your gardening skills in our flower beds, spread some paint or help with whatever crazy thing needs fixed next; you are our kind of people.  We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 -8 PM at the Pizza Factory in Deer Park.  Come out to see what we have happening. 

Here are some things we need help with:

May 18th – Work Day – Basic garden prep work, hauling stuff – community service hours available for students

Aug 23-25th – all day or a few hours tell us when you are available:

* Green Barn Attendants (just watch exhibitors goods)

* Ticket Booth Attendant (collecting gate fees)

 * Runners – we just need people that can run things, get things and help keep the fair moving

* Home Depot Kit Attendant – we need people to supervise the build center for the Home Depot kits.

* Car Show Awards Makers – take any old metal or better yet, car parts and weld together a trophy. You can also enter them in the fair for a chance to win your own ribbon. 

Markets are Coming!

The only thing you can count on in the Pacific Northwest in the summer is that every Sunday our brave volunteers and vendors will be at the fairgrounds with locally grown and made goods for sale.  Without their unending talents and our patrons loyalty, the Farmers Markets would not be a success.  But we all have fun, come sun, heat, rain or hail its just all part of the fun. Our first market of the year will be on June 2nd from 11 AM to 4 PM.  

If you would like to be a vendor in 2024, we will be getting that list and informational meetings together later in the spring.  But you can email us (  your information and we will reach out as we start preparing for the markets.  

Winter will hopefully be moving out soon as we all anticipate spring. Our vendors are starting this years veggies and working on creating a bountiful supply for you to purchase when we see you again the first Sunday in June from 11 AM to 4 PM.

We can’t wait to see all our loyal shoppers at the markets.  See you soon! 

Vendors At The Fair

Do you have a product you sell?  Do you want a new opportunity to see more customers?  Well, the fair is a great place to come set up a booth and show what you have to sell.  We have events throughout the weekend to help draw in crowds but when there is a lull in the fair action, our guests need something to do and what better than looking at your wares.

We are also looking for food and drink vendors, as they say variety is the spice of life and some variety in meals is needed.  Even if you just have snacks or ice cold drinks, when the sun is hot and the pressure in the show ring is on we need a place to grab something cold.

Vendors will setup on Thursday August 22nd from noon to 3 pm, vendors are all outside so make sure you bring a form of shade!  For food vendors, we do have some power available on-site and our vendor coordinator will be happy to talk to you about those options.

Please remember that we are a 100% volunteer staffed organization, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  For more information, please contact and you can find the vendor contract on the forms page.

Hope to see you at the fair!