GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla — The Clay County Fair is back in full force!
Thursday is the opening day, with an opening ceremony at 1:50 p.m. Get your adrenaline rush, get your sugar rush and rush in to see a magician, new robots (one cracks jokes), tropical birds, frisbee dogs, trapeze acts, farm animals, local entertainment, big names in concert and of course the fair food and rides.
"We have everything fried and on the stick," said Executive Director Tasha Hyder. "We have this new dill pickle pizza that's coming. We have a deep fried bacon strip that will be here."
The pandemic may have stopped much of the fun before, but they are making up for it this year. Hyder calls it a normal fair year, and she's glad to be back.
"I call it fun, but crazy," Hyder said about setting up the fair. "So it's fair crazy. It's crazy fair fun right now. It's just all the excitement we're building. We're building a big city basically."
The fair lasts 11 days, and the main stage concerts run through April 6.
Nelly headlines the first concert Thursday. Tickets to the fair are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and kids.
When you're driving to the fair, you're advised to leave 20 minute early to account for traffic and parking, as State Road 16 is expected to be backed up with traffic for the duration of the fair. It is the only way into and out of the fair. The main parking lot is located at the west entrance off SR-16.