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

The 2019 Daily Schedule

Check out the schedule below before and during the fair for up to the minute schedule changes and updates!

All
Events
4H &
FFA
Grandstand Free
Stage
Equestrian

Monday July 15th

8:30am - Entry and judging of 4-H/FFA F.A.S.T Exhibits9:30am-8pm - OPEN EXHIBITS ENTRY DAY (Flowers, Floral Design, Potted Plants, Pies and Wine must be entered on Monday before 8:00 p.m.)9:30am-8pm - Fine Art and Photography entries12:30pm - 4H/FFA Group Exhibitor Photo4pm-7pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center6:30pm - Open Horse Show

Tuesday July 16th

7:30am-12pm - Open Exhibit Hall & Fine Arts Judging (Including flowers)8am-10am - 4-H Flower & Garden/Horticulture Exhibit Judging8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand Open9:30am-10am - 4-H/FFA Dog Show entry and check-in10am-1pm - 4-H/FFA Sheep and Goat check-in and weigh-in10:30am - 4-H/FFA Dog Show11am-1pm - 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle and Bucket/Bottle Calf entry and check-in1pm-2:30pm - 4-H/FFA Rabbit entry and check-in2pm-5pm - 4-H/FFA Swine entry (check-in at 5:00 p.m.)2pm-6pm - Conservation Station, Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks!3pm-5pm - 4-H Working Exhibits5pm - 4-H/FFA Swine check-in5:30pm - Wine Informational Session, Golf Club5:30pm - Cyclone STEAM Series: Global Launch Rocket Event (Outside 4-H/FFA Expo Hall)6pm - Sneak-A-Peek - FREE GATE6pm - Food concessions open6pm-7pm - 4-H/FFA Beef check-in and vet inspection6pm-11pm - Carnival Ride Special6:30pm - MOTOCROSS presented by Liebe Trucking at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater6:30pm - Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater - QUEEN CORONATION

Wednesday July 17th

7:30am - 4-H/FFA Swine weigh-in8am-11am - 4-H/FFA Beef check-in and vet inspection8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand open8:30am - 4-H/FFA Sheep Show9am - Kiddie Dairy Show9am-2pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center10am - 4-H/FFA Goat Show (following Sheep Show) Following Sheep & Goat Shows - Kiddie Goat Show10:30am - 4-H/FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Show11am - East Central Pullers Association Tractor Pull11:30am-8pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall open11:30am-8:30pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall open12pm - 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show (following Bucket/Bottle Show)1pm - 4-H/FFA Beef weigh-in1pm-5pm - Kids' Zone Open1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special2pm - 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show3pm-4pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower3pm-5pm - Cyclone STEAM Series: Insect Zoo at the Equestrian Center3:30pm - Kiddie Pedal Pull - Livestock Pavillion - Monticello FFA4pm-5pm - Kelly Moyer5pm-6pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower7pm - "NATIONAL SUMMER SLIDE" (finals) NTPA Regional National Event presented by Liebe Trucking at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater

Thursday July 18th

8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand open8:30am - 4-H/FFA Cat entry and check-in8:30am - 4-H/FFA Swine Show9am - 4-H/FFA Cat Show10am - 4-H/FFA Other Animal entry and check-in10:30am - 4-H/FFA Other Animal Show (following Cat Show)11am - HARNESS RACING *** Cancelled due to wet track conditions. ***11am-1pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center11:30am-8pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall open11:30am-8:30pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall open12pm-2pm - 4-H/FFA Market Broiler/Roaster check-in and Pullorum testing1pm - Ohnward Bank & Trust Watermelon Feed1pm-5pm - Kids' Zone Open1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special2pm-4pm - 4-H/FFA Poultry entry and check-in3pm-4pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower3pm-5pm - Cyclone STEAM Series: Native Bees at the Equestrian Center4pm-5pm - All Star Country Dancers4:30pm - 4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship Workshop5pm-6pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower6pm - 4-H Style Show and Communications Showcase, 4-H/FFA Expo Hall6pm - Anderson Coates Band8pm - TIM McGRAW and special guest TRACE ADKINS presented by IBEV/Coors Light at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater10pm - Adam Keith Band11pm - Following Show - Fireworks Extravaganza

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

Saturday July 20th

8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand open9am - 4-H/FFA Poultry Show (breeding birds only)9am - 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Auction9am-2pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center11am - Track - The "MID-SUMMER DIRT CLASSIC"11:30am-8pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall open11:30am-8:30pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall open12pm-1pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower12:30pm - Prime Steer Show1pm-2pm - Studio 30 Dance Company1pm-5pm - Kids' Zone Open1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special2pm-3pm - Greg Hager3pm-4pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower3pm-5pm - Cyclone STEAM Series: Virtual Reality Experience at the Equestrian Center4pm - Log Hoggers Wood Sculpture Auction4pm - Kiddie Beef Show4pm-6pm - All Natural6pm-7pm - Greg Hager7pm-8pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower8pm - CHRIS STAPLETON and special guest KENDELL MARVEL presented by UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater10pm - Adam Keith Band11pm - Following Show - Fireworks Extravaganza

Sunday July 21st

7am-8am - 4-H/FFA Horse Check-in8am-2pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian Center8am-6pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand open8:30am - 4-H/FFA Horse Show8:30am-7pm - Jones County Farm Bureau BBQ Contest (all day long)11am - The "MID-SUMMER DIRT CLASSIC" at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater11am-1pm - 4-H/FFA Farm to Fair Picnic, Sponsored by Theisen's Home - Farm - Auto11:30am-2pm - Open Class Exhibit Hall open11:30am-7pm - Commercial Exhibit Hall open12pm - Open Swine Show1pm-2pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower1pm-4:30pm - Jones County Farm Bureau BBQ Contest Judging1pm-5pm - Kids' Zone Open1pm-6pm - Carnival Ride Special2pm - Open Exhibit closed for pick-up preparation2pm-3pm - Greg Hager3pm - Mutton Bustin', Livestock Pavilion3pm-4pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower4pm - Log Hoggers Wood Sculpture Auction4pm-5pm - Church Service featuring Greg Hager 4pm-5:30pm - Pick up Open Exhibit entries5pm-6pm - Dan Meyer Sword Swallower6pm-7pm - 4-H/FFA F.A.S.T. Projects Released7pm - TOBYMAC and special guests WE ARE MESSENGERS presented by Cedar Rapids Kernels at the Farm Bureau Financial Services Amphitheater10pm - Following Show - Fireworks Extravaganza


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.

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