NOW: 8am-8pm - 4-H/FFA Expo Hall & Food Stand openSOON: 10am - 4-H/FFA Other Animal entry and check-inSOON: 10:30am - 4-H/FFA Other Animal Show (following Cat Show)SOON: 11am - HARNESS RACING

Amateur Wine Making Competition

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Ribbons will be awarded in each class. A Best of Show Rosette and a $20.00 premium will be awarded to the highest-scored wine. $10.00 - 1st place in each class; $5.00 - 2nd place; $3.00 - 3rd place. Wines made by the entrant will be accepted in the following classes:

 1. Wild Fruit Wine
 2. Blended Grape Wine
 3. Blended Fruit Wine
 4. Wine Made from Kit
 5. Grape Wine, Red Dry
 6. Grape Wine, White Dry
 7. Grape Wine, Rose
 8. Vegetable and Herb Wine
 9. Sparkling Wine
10. Fruit Wine, Dry

11. Berry Wine, Dry
12. Grape Wine, Sweet White
13. Grape Wine, Sweet Red
14. Fruit Wine, Sweet
15. Berry Wine, Sweet
16. Flower Wine
17. Cranberry Wine
18. Dessert Wine
19. Native Grape Wine


1. Wine shall be in standard wine bottles, 23 to 30 ounces, with all labels removed and fair tag attached. Bottles shall contain at least 20 ounces of wine.
2. When making entries, the exhibitor must give a description of each wine by the main ingredient (i.e. cherry, rhubarb, carrot, grape, etc.)
3. Exhibitors must enter their entries on Monday, July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4. Exhibitors must pick up entries on Sunday, July 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. if not taken before.
5. Exhibits entered in the wrong class in the opinion of the judge will be reclassified or disqualified at the discretion of the Superintendent.

NOTE: The wine judge will announce the winners and answer questions on wine-making at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 in the Golf Club. All persons interested in wine-making or wines are most welcome to attend the 5:30 p.m. session. Exhibitors may take entries after this session if desired. (Judging Tuesday afternoon, July 18, at 1:00 p.m. – NOT OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC)


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


Handicapped Seating

Call the Fair Office at 319-465-3275 for Information and Availability of Handicapped seating.

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