ON SALE NOW! | Shinedown - Thursday July 20 ON SALE NOW! | PITBULL - Friday July 21 ON SALE NOW! | Jon Pardi and Russell Dickerson - Saturday July 22 ON SALE NOW! | We The Kingdom with special guest Anne Wilson - Sunday July 23 2023 Fair Dates July 19-23 Coming Soon: More Information about the 2023 Fair

2022 Contests and Open Shows

Open Horse Show

Sunday July 17 @ 9:00 p.m.
Full day of pleasure and game classes!
Contact Brian McQuillen at 563-599-7161
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Prime Steer Contest

Saturday, July 23 @ 12:30 p.m.
Entry Fee - $25 per steer, payable upon arrival.

1st$1,500, Belt Buckle
2nd$600, Belt Buckle

Contact Jason Kurt at 319-330-8490

State Fair Queen Contest

Contact Fair Office for details.

Fair Queen Contest

If you're here because you're interested in running to be the 2022 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 23rd Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest.
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Cowgirl Queen Contest

Monday, July 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
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 24
West of Berndes Center (Same location as 2019)
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Kiddie Dairy Show

Sunday, July 24 @ 9:00 a.m.
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Kiddie Goat/Sheep Show

Wednesday, July 20
Following 4-H/FFA Sheep/Goat Shows
All sheep and goats will be provided
1. Divisions: Kindergarten & Under | 1st through 3rd Grade
2. Sheep & Goats will be provided

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

Kiddie Beef Show

Saturday, July 23 @ 4:00 p.m.
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30th Annual Subway Cookie Contest

Friday, July 22 @ 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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Best Photo Contest

Ron Nemmers
Amateur Photography Contest

Monday July 19 @ 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

$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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Contests & Open Shows

Daily Gate Admission

$5 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8AM to 1PM (purchased at the gate)
$12 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 1PM and all day Saturday and Sunday (if purchased online)

Buy $12 Day Pass Now

$15 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 1PM and all day Saturday and Sunday (if purchased at the gate)
$38 Admission Package (5 daily admission tickets) must be purchased prior to July 1 and purchased as the Admission Package. ** Must be purchased as the package for discount **

Buy $38 Admission Package Now

Children 10 and under: Always free

Bag Policy Clear Bag Policy

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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