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2019 Fair Queen Contest

Stepping out.

If you're here because you're interested in running to be the 2019 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 20th Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest. Our goal is for you to learn life lessons, make new friends, be creative, confident, and original and have a great time.

Click Here for the Welcome Letter and more details


You can download an application by using the link below. Please note it is very important that you tell your story. Your application is sent to the judges before the pageant so they are able to read and decide on the questions they want to ask you in the interview.

Click Here for the Fair Queen Application

Important Dates for Contestants:

Applications Due - Monday, June 10th
Fair Kickoff - Wednesday, June 12th, starting at 6:30pm.
Workshop and Spa Day - Monday, June 17th, starting at 8am at the Monticello Eagles Club.
July 4th Parade - Queen finalists are encouraged to attend and ride in the parade on the Great Jones County Fair flatbed.
Pageant Day - Sunday, July 7th, @ 6:30 pm at the Eagles Club in Monticello. Doors open at 6 pm.
Crowning - Tuesday, July 16th (Sneak-a-Peek Night of the fair), meet at Youth Development Center at 6pm and Crowning at 6:30pm.

If you are crowned the Great Jones County Fair Queen, you will be expected to make various appearances at the fair, including handing out awards, interviews and other events to be determined. You are required to compete in the Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant starting the week of August 6th. Your year as queen will end when you return to crown the new queen next year at the 2020 Great Jones County Fair.

For more information, use the links above.

Queens of the recent past

2018 Queen Marissa Recker!
& Princess, Jessi Welter

Marissa Recker, 2018 Great Jones County Fair Queen!

2017 Fair Queen Shay Stephen!

Shay Stephen, 2017 Great Jones County Fair Queen!

2016 Queen, Cassidy Moore & Princess, Aislynn Langdon

Cassidy Moore and Aislynn Langdon, 2016 Great Jones County Fair Queen & Princess!

Ellen Schlarmann, 2015 Great Jones County Fair and Iowa State Fair Queen!

Ellen Schlarmann, Iowa State Fair Queen!

Contests & Open Shows

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:

Office Hours:
9AM-4PM (Mon-Fri)
Phone: 319-465-3275
Fax: 319-465-6726
Click Here to Email Us!

2019 Great Jones County Fair Sponsors