New livestock complex, schedule changes highlight 2018 Fair

Cutting the ribbon on the Schulte Complex are, left to right: Clayton County Pork Producers Little Miss Pigtail, Greta Scherf, Deb & Greg Schulte, Edward III & Barbara Ruff holding a picture of the late Marvin & Lois Schulte, Roger & Mary Poort and  2017-2018 Clayton County Fair Queen, Kristi Eberhardt. 

NATIONAL — The 164th edition of the Clayton County Fair will feature a brand new livestock facility as well as a revamped livestock show schedule in addition to a brand new midway.

On July 22 dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Fairgrounds’ new Schulte Complex, which will house the fair’s swine, sheep and goats. The facility replaces an aging structure that had both structural and electrical problems that could not be efficiently fixed. Funds for the complex came from generous donations and fundraising as well as a grant from Upper Mississippi Gaming. In addition to housing the fair’s swine, sheep and meat goats, the Schulte Complex also contains the Bankers Arena, which will be utilized for the rabbit, sheep, meat goat, bucket bottle, and swine shows. 

The rabbits, poultry and other animals also will have a new home this year in Barn A, which also houses the 4-H office. 

Read more in the Wednesday, August 1, 2018 edition of The Outlook.