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Faircracker SUMMER 2019

The Clay County Agricultural Fair had its best fair in the history of the fair this year. We had 130,575 people join us, up 15% from last year and broke our old record of 115,185. We had great weather, new rides, more entertainment, and new promotions which contributed to our successful year. The fair also broke a single day rec- ord on Fair Day, Friday, April 12th with 26,000 people coming through the gates. A lot of people think we are just 10 days of funnel cakes and

Ferris wheels, but we are more than that. With the help of our local radio sponsor WQIK, there were over 4,000 pounds of canned food donated to the Green Cove Springs Food Pantry during ½ off gate with food donation promo day, which was a record! CJ Acres Animal Sanctuary also received 158 donated

bales of hay, which was the most they’ve received from the fair and seven dogs found their new homes during the Pet Adoption Day that benefitted local Clay County animal shelters. Our FFA and 4H livestock sale was up over last year and we had 80 swine and 17 steer in our sale. This was our first year as a Saffire Ticket fair and we had a lot of compliments on the tech upgrades and the “pretty tickets.” We had several new daily acts join

our fair family this year including: Team T&J all the way from Canada, Dan Dan the Farmer Man, Barnyard Cackle Review, the Xtreme Pogo Stunt Team and a live muralist. We also had sever- al acts return to us this year including the Dennis Lee Band, Ro- saire’s Royal Pig Races, World Famous Disconnected K9’s, Sweeney Family Band, Max Power Robot, Prehistoric Dinosaurs and Agri-Puppets. We tripled our entertainment under the Cattleman’s Arena which included: Devin Dawson, Drake White, Curt Towne Band, Marshal Tucker Band, Roots and Boots Tour with Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin, Big Daddy Weave, Shenandoah, Joe Diffie, Big & Rich with special guests, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, the Gatlin Brothers, and ended the fair with the mid-Florida Tractor and Truck Pulls. The Roots and Boots tour was a big draw for our concerts and the Tractor & Truck Pulls were also very successful! Deggeller Attractions brought 44 rides

including their new extreme ride, the Spaceport, which made its big debut at our fair. It was certainly an eye catcher! We had a few new promotions including BOGO ride armbands with ½ off gate if you donate a bag of food and on Fair

Day we gave kids 17 and under free gate admission 10am-Noon. Our 2019 vendor awards included Jenks Concessions winning the Manager’s Choice award and Stricklands Concessions winning the Blue Ribbon award for outside vendors. Our Redneck Romper Fashion Show was very popular and went viral in the local news circuit, we had contestants all the way from Georgia participating this year! We also had an expanded schedule of Goat Yo- ga, which proved to still be a thing! We are looking forward to 2020!

April 2-11, 2020

Baker County Fair—Bushels of Fun for Everyone

Baker County Fair is located in Northeast Florida and is one of the earlier fairs in the 2019-2020 fair season. This year’s fair theme will be, “Bushels of Fun for Everyone.”

Baker County Fair has added entertainment that includes Redneck Warriors, the Globe of Death, the Sway Pole and The Bob Bohm Magic Show. There will be a full array of talented local singers that we are excited about and we look forward to what this year brings.

The Baker County Fair Agriculture shows continue to bring in quality animals and rec- ord sales. It will be “Bushels of Fun for Everyone” at the Baker County Fair September 13-21.

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