NOW: 8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand openNOW: 11:30am-8pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall openNOW: 11:30am-8:30pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall openNOW: 1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special

Today's Schedule

Friday July 19th

8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand open9am - 4-H/FFA Beef Show9am - 4-H/FFA Livestock Quizathon9am-2pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center10am - Free Lemonade & Cookies by Citizens State Bank, Monticello10am-12pm - Subway Cookie Contest Entries - Free Stage11:30am-8pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall open11:30am-8:30pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall open12pm-1:30pm - Subway Cookie Contest - Free Stage1pm - Ohnward Bank & Trust Watermelon Feed1pm-5pm - Kids' Zone Open1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special2pm - 4-H/FFA Poultry Show (meat birds only)3pm-4pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower3pm-5pm - ISU Farm Bill Discussion at the Equestrian Center3pm-5pm - Cyclone STEAM Series: Healthy Living at the Equestrian Center4pm-5pm - Greg Hager5pm-6pm - 4-H and Friends Volleyball Tournament at the Equestrian Center5pm-6pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower6pm - Greg Hager8pm - HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH and special guests BARENAKED LADIES presented by 7G Distributing/Bud Light at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater10pm - Adam Keith Band11pm - Following Show - Fireworks Extravaganza

Grandstand Concerts 2019

July 19 Fri
Buy Now Track (SRO): $73
Amp/Bleachers: $63
July 20 Sat
Buy Now Track (SRO): $83
Amp/Bleachers: $83
July 21 Sun
Buy Now Track (Seated): $35
Amp: $25

Hootie and the Blowfish w/ Barenaked Ladies

Friday July 19 2019!

Hootie and the Blowfish Image #1 Barenaked Ladies Image #1 Hootie and the Blowfish with the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie &the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as "Hold My Hand", "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You." and you can hear it all on Friday night at the 2019 Great Jones County Fair.

Barenaked Ladies and their high energy live show will be joining Hootie and the Blowfish as their special guests. Relentless work spanning 3 decades, over a dozen albums, and countless hits and they're coming to the 2019 fair! This is going to be one special night!

Ticket Information
     Track (SRO): $73
     Amp/Bleachers: $63


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Chris Stapleton w/ Kendell Marvel

Saturday July 20 2019!

Chris Stapleton Image #1 Kendell Marvel Image #1 Chris Stapleton appeared to be one of those overnight storybook sensations: a troubadour who came out of nowhere to become a major star in the autumn of 2015 on the strength of his debut album, Traveller. Like most overnight sensations, Stapleton had a long, hard road behind him.
Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year... all of these have been won by Chris. His long history as a hit songwriter proves this will be one great night of country music at the 2019 Great Jones County Fair.

Kendell Marvel, already an award-winning songwriter, having written hits for Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen is bringing his brand new music to the Saturday night party! He made his solo debut with Lowdown and Lonesome, a concept album that blends his musical down home country and rock & roll roots. Come on out for a GREAT night!

Ticket Information
     Track (SRO): $83
     Amp/Bleachers: $83


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TobyMac w/ We Are Messengers

Sunday July 21 2019!

TobyMac Image #1 We Are Messengers Image #2 TobyMac “What hits me now more than ever is that you really don’t get a practice run at life,” explains Toby. “This is it. In my friendships, raising my children, loving my wife, loving people, performing with my band and stepping on stage at arenas, I want to make every moment count.”

For Toby, making every moment count is about more than just saying it out loud. Whether he’s at home with his wife and five children, mentoring new artists, recording in the studio or on the road with his band Diverse City, Toby’s heart for collaboration is rooted in his belief that no matter where we’ve come from, we are better together then we are alone.

We Are Messengers will be joining TobyMac as their special guests. They're new, award winning, hit-producing, up and coming, and ready to put on a vibrant and energetic show for all of their current and soon-to-be new fans!

With over 11 million units in career sales and six Grammy® Awards, TobyMac shows now signes of slowing down as he heads for the 2019 Great Jones County Fair!

Ticket & On Sale Information
     Track (Reserved Seating): $35
     Amphitheater: $25


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2019 Fair Queen!

2018 Fair Queen, Princess/Miss Congeniality

Say hello to our 2019 Great Jones County Fair Queen, Lauren Ries!

Also congratulations to our 2019 Princess, Jaelynn Kraus and our Miss Congeniality, Olivia Goodyear!

2020! Dan + Shay

Thursday July 23, 2020

We're ALWAYS working on the future of the fair! That's no different as we welcome Dan + Shay to our GREAT fair in 2020. More information to come this fall. Click Here for what we have so far!

Today's Host

7G Distributing

Ticket Information

Hootie and the Blowfish
w/ Barenaked Ladies
Track (SRO): $73
Amp/Blchrs: $63
Buy Now
Chris Stapleton
w/ Kendell Marvel
Track (SRO): $83
Amp/Blchrs: $83
Buy Now
w/ We Are Messengers
Track (Seated): $35
Amp/Blchrs: $25
Buy Now

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Standing Room Only
Seating Chart

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Many of our concerts are "standing room only" general admission on the track. Click on the chart above to see views of the stage from many different seating sections.

Christian Night
Seating Chart

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The Sunday night Christian concert WILL HAVE "seating on the track", with a section, row, & seat number on each ticket. Click on the chart above to see views of the stage from many different seating sections.

Hillside Free Grass Policies

• Blankets or tarps allowed on grass beginning at 8 am

• Tarp size Maximum allowed is 8 by 8 feet

• No taping tarps together

• Remove all trash & items when leaving

Carnival Ride Wristbands

Wristbands are available at the Carnival. The wristbands can be used on one of the days & times listed below:
Tuesday from 6 to 11 pm
Wed. – Sun. from 1 to 6 pm.

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BlendCard is proud to be your drink ticket at the 2019 Fair. Click the card above for details.

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Free Fair Parking

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3rd and Diamond Drive
Monticello, IA. 52310

Free Hillside Grass

➤ Max 8x8ft tarp/blanket
➤ Cannot be attached to     adjacent tarps/blankets
➤ Placed after 8AM
➤ Cannot be left overnight

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Gate Admission

Daily Gate Admission: $10

Gate admission can be purchased at the gates. Before the fair season gate admission can be purchased at the fair office or the banks of Jones County. During the fair season gate admissions can be purchased at the gates. Gate admission is not included in the cost of an event ticket. Children 10 years of age and under get free gate admission.

Gate Policies

• Bags Subject to Search

• No Coolers Allowed

• No Pets Allowed on Grounds

Season Passes

Gets you in the Gate for the 5 days of the fair. Cost is $30 if purchased in April or May and $33 thereafter. Available by coming in or calling the Fair Office

Also available at many banks in Monticello, Anamosa, Cascade and Wyoming.

Accessible Seating

Call the Fair Office at 319-465-3275 for Information and Availability of Accessible seating.

Contact Us:

Fair Week Office Hours:
8AM-8PM (Wed-Sat)
8AM-7PM (Sunday)
Phone: 319-465-3275
Fax: 319-465-6726
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