Monticello, Iowa

2024 Contests and Open Shows

Open Horse Show

Sunday July 14 @ 9:00 p.m.
Full day of pleasure and game classes!
Contact Brian McQuillen at 563-599-7161
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Fair Queen Contest

If you're here because you're interested in running to be the 2024 Great Jones County Fair Queen, congratulations for stepping out of your comfort zone and into a new and exciting experience. We are so pleased that you would like to be a part of the Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest.
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State Fair Queen Contest

Contact Fair Office for details.

Prime Steer Contest

Saturday, July 20 @ 12:30 p.m.
Show Ring

Entry Fee - $25 per steer, payable upon arrival.
Premiums:

1st$1,500, Belt Buckle
2nd$600, Belt Buckle
3rd$300
4th$225
5th$150
6th-10th$100

Sponsored by The Jones County Cattlemen and Cargill Animal Nutrition
Contact Jason Kurt at 563-599-1405

Cowgirl Queen Contest

Monday, July 15 @ 6:30 p.m.
Equestrian Center

Ever thought of entering the Cowgirl Queen Contest at the Iowa State Fair? Well we are proud to announce that the Great Jones County Fair is now hosting its own Cowgirl Queen Contest! There will be a Junior and Senior division. The winner from either division will be sponsored to compete in the same contest at the State Fair!
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Cookout Contest

Sunday July 21
West of Berndes Center (Same location as 2019)
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32nd Annual Subway Cookie Contest

Friday, July 19 @ 12 Noon
Berndes Center Adults (18 & over) - Youth (through 17 years)
Three divisions for each age group:
 •  Chocolate Chip Only
 •  Chocolate chip and One Other Ingredient
 •  Open Ingredient
Chips may be white or brown chocolate
Awards - Plaques in each division with $100 cash prize to be pro-rated to winners in each division. Cookies will be donated to Camp Courageous after contest. Enter at table upstairs in Berndes Center on Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Six cookies per plate. Sponsored by the Jones County Fair and co-sponsored by Subway of Monticello and Anamosa.
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Amateur Photo Contest

Great Jones County Fair
Amateur Photography Contest

Monday July 15 @ 7:00 pm

$300 Cash Prize Award
. . . pro-rated to winners in each division.
Three Divisions: Adult, Teen, and Youth
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Wine-Making Contest

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Kiddie Dairy Show

Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m.
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Kiddie Goat/Sheep Show

Wednesday, July 17
Following 4-H/FFA Sheep/Goat Shows
Stalling Barn
All sheep and goats will be provided
Divisions: Kindergarten & Under | 1st through 3rd Grade

Contact
Becky Kirby-Creveling • 319-480-5372
Sponsored by Moenk Suffolk, Family Chiropractic & KC Farms

Kiddie Beef Show

Sunday, July 21 @ 12:00 p.m.
Show Ring

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Kiddie Pedal Pull

Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Front of Youth Development Center

All our welcome! Join us. No pre-registration required.
Sponsored by Kris Gobelli, CFP

Cookie Stacking Competition

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.
Learning Lab, Youth Development Center

Categories
4 and under      5-7 years old      8-12 years old

Rules

  1. Contestants will have 30 seconds to create the highest possible single stack of cookies.
  2. Cookies may not be organized prior to stacking.
  3. No adhesives, supports, or pyramids may be used.
  4. Cookies may not be broken or twisted apart.
  5. At the end of 30 seconds, contestants must remove hands and the stack must remain standing by itself for three seconds.
  6. If a child’s stack is knocked down by another child’s stack during the 30 second wait period, it will be counted. If it is knocked down during competition, there will be a restart.

Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Mullet Competition

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
Free Stage

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Bacon Buddies Youth Mentor Program

Wednesday, July 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
Show Ring

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Cornhole tournament

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Front of Youth Development Center

Bags are flying for the second year at the Great Jones County Fair! Join us for our bag's tournament. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Please find more information on Facebook at @319cornhole



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