SOON: 7:30am-12pm - Open Exhibit Hall & Fine Arts Judging (Including flowers)SOON: 8am-12pm - 4-H Flower & Garden/Horticulture Exhibit JudgingSOON: 8am-2pm - 4-H Food Stand Open at Equestrian CenterSOON: 8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand Open

2018 Contests and Open Shows

More information is coming soon! You can also find this information in the premium book.

Fair Queen Contest

If you're here because you're interested in running to be the 2018 Great Jones County Fair Queen congratulations for stepping out of your comfort zone and into a new and exciting experience. We are so please that you would like to be a part of the 19th Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest.
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Barbeque Contest

Sunday July 22
Judging from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
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Open Horse Show

Monday July 16 @ 4:00 p.m.
Entry Fee - $4.00 | $10 Jackpot Classes
Pleasure and game classes. MVRA and MWHA Accredited Show.
Contact Brian McQuillen at 563-599-7161
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Prime Steer Contest

Saturday, July 21 @ 12:00 p.m.
Entry Fee - $25 per steer
1st Prize - $1,000; 2nd Prize - $400; 3rd Prize - $200; 4th Prize - $150; 5th Prize - $100; 6-10th Prizes - $50 each
Contact Kevin Gassman at 319-330-8490

Open Swine Show

Sunday, July 22 @ 12:00 Noon (approximately)
Entry Fee - $20 Per Pig (Both Barrows & Gilts)
Weights turned in by Noon • Show starts at Noon
Pigs must weigh at least 200 lbs. (no upper weight limit) Grand Champion - $400, Reserve Grand Champion - $250, Third Overall - $150, Fourth Overall - $100, Fifth Overall - $50
Each class pays: 1st - $35; 2nd - $30; 3rd - $25; 4th - $20, 5th - $15, 6th - $10
No Carcass Contest • Non terminal, with market available
Contact Jerry Frasher at 319-480-4707
Sponsors - Recker Enterprises, SGR Plumbing & Heating, Above & Beyond, Frontier Feeds & Jones County Pork Producers

Chrome Classic Car Show

Saturday July 21 after 4 p.m.
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Kiddie Dairy Show

Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00 p.m.
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Mutton Bustin'

Sunday, July 22 @ 3:00 p.m.
In the Livestock Show Arena.
Two age groups - Under 5 | 6-8 yrs old
It's recommended that kids wear long pants and sleeves with boots or sneakers
Let's see if the kids can hang on for an 8 second sheep ride!
Sheep will be provided.

Kiddie Goat/Sheep Show

Wednesday, July 18
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 21 @ 4:00 p.m.
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27th Annual Subway Cookie Contest

Friday, July 20 @ 12 Noon
Free Stage 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 in back of Free Stage 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 Photography & Photo Pro
Monday July 16 @ 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

Entry Submission: Monday July 16 from 9:30am to 8:00pm
Winners announced at 5:30pm Tuesday July 17 in the Golf Club
(Judging Tuesday afternoon, July 17, at 1:00pm (NOT OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC)
Entry Pick-Up: Sunday July 22 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Gate Admission

Daily Gate Admission: $10
Season Gate Admission: $33

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

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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