Something brand new at the fair is actually something old. “Grandpa’s Barn” has been completely rebuilt. The new space opens its doors for hundreds of kids during the fair week and becomes a classroom away from school.
They can touch, feel, and smell the farm, which some may not otherwise ever get a chance to do. It’s open to anyone, but it’s the kids that especially like the experience.
“I liked the alpacas,” student Addy Petersen said. “There are lots of animals and interesting facts,”
“The children come from as many as 60 miles away – like Cherokee, that’s 60 miles from us, over into Kossuth County, Algona, and over in there,” superintendent George Moriarty said.
If you’re planning a trip to the Clay County Fair, look for “Grandpa’s Barn” on the grand concourse just west of the livestock barn.