Come to the Fair: Clay County has celebrated 4-H for a very long time!

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Fair Queen Float 1959 - Clay Co Historical Society Fair Queen Float- Marilyn Silvers, Brazil High School graduate and Carolyn Wells, Van Buren High School graduate, both candidates in the Clay County 4-H Queen contest, appeared in the parade the morning of Aug 4, 1959 marking the start of the annual Clay County 4-H Fair. Last years Queen Mrs. John Butler, the Miss Jacque Bedwell, also appeared on the float. Photo and story from the August 4, 1959 Brazil Daily Times newspaper.

Do you have photos of the fair you would like to share? Bring them to The Brazil Times office on National Avenue between Walgreens and Mario's or email them to

Brazil Street Fair 1902 - Clay County Historical Society First Brazil Street Fair in 1902. Yes that is a bicyclist crossing a tight rope above Main Street (National Ave)
Clay County Historical Society Boat Giveaway at Clay Co Fair Clay County Historical Society
Clay Co Historical Society Dan Patch, the famed stallion who once held the world record for trotting a mile, raced at the Brazil Fairgrounds Sept 21, 1900. Brazil Fairgrounds was located west of the current Walmart and we believe it extended to Murphy Ave. It was in use from the 1870s to the 1920s.
Clay Co Historical Society Not all 4-H Fairs were on S.R. 59 This photo only said 4-H fair in Clay City. Unknown year.
1943 4-H Fair in Clay City was held on Main Street. The Clay City Fairgrounds wasn’t purchased until 1947 for this event.
Old Oaken Bucket Float 1964 Clay co Fair - Clay Co Historical Society
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