Clay County Fair
Clay County has a very successful and thriving County Fair, after many years with one or a place to have it. It was the dream of the Celina Lions Club and others to make a top-flight fairgrounds and recreational area a reality.
The Clay County Fair is the first one held in the entire Upper Cumberland and surrounding areas each year. So. through the hard work of many volunteers and other officials, the county fair is alive and well in Clay County.
Clay County Museum hosts Homecoming Days
Homecoming Days is held in early August of each year, with activities centered on the square in Celina, TN. This event includes craft and art booths, all types of food booths and live music each night. A cakewalk is held Thursday evening, while a Cow Patty contest is on Friday. Additionally, a Duck Race (not live ones), Car Show, Antique Tractor Show are held on Saturday.
Depending on the year, you may also see a Hillbilly Lawn Mower Parade, Children’s Possum Eating Contest, Quilt Show, Civil War Encampment, Museum Auction, Health Fair, Corn Hole Contest, Children’s Peddle Pull, or a Rolley Hole Marble Tournament. Come and enjoy all of these events in a laid-back atmosphere in Celina, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.
The opening ceremony for this event, the “ringing of the bells,” is held at the Clay County Museum on Thursday afternoon. In addition to serving as the official start of the festival, the bell-ringing serves another purpose. Also, it honors the “bell-ringer” for a lifetime commitment to the betterment of Clay County.
For information on the Craft, Arts & Food Booths, contact Lisa Thompson at 931-243-2161.To get other information, contact the Museum at 931-243-4220 or Mary Loyd Reneau at 256-509-1812. Homecoming Days is sponsored by and benefits the Clay County Museum.
There are other events held during the course of the year, including car cruise-ins, and a Merchant’s Association Halloween event. Also, there are several events centered around the Christmas holiday season, held at the historic Clay County Courthouse.