At right, an overview of the fair. Daddy said, "The fair was much bigger than I thought. This shows you about 1/10 of the area."
The Clark County Fair had its beginning back in 1965. Known as the Moapa Valley Fair, it was held at the Overton Community Center. Compared to the present day fair, this first fair was small in size. Nevertheless, it had all the flavor and elements of a good old county fair. From this simple beginning, the Moapa Valley Fair became an annual event. Each year new attractions were added, such as a carnival midway, junior livestock show, and a rodeo.
In 1981 the fair committee decided to pursue a more permanent location for the fair. This committee was able to obtain 190 acres of ground in Logandale from the BLM. With a grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the State Legislature construction began.
In 1986 the Moapa Valley Fair officially changed its name to the "Clark County Fair". By 1988, the property had been cleared and fenced. Four buildings, a rodeo arena and various landscaping had also begun to take shape. In April, although the buildings were not yet completed, the very first Clark County Fair was held. Since that time, the fair has grown rapidly. With great effort from many volunteers, new buildings, bleachers, stages and animals facilities have been added. Above, Shelby scratches her head at all the options for lunch ... just what should she get? Notice the cowgirl attire? Shelby insisted in wearing her cowgirl costume since she was going to do "cowgirl stuff." Daddy also dressed the part with a hat and snap front shirt.