The five best days of summer will kick off this week in Monticello! The Great Jones County Fair will run July 20th through July 24th, with a special sneak-a-peek night coming up on Tuesday, July 19th. Here are the basics of this year's event:

Admission

  • Tuesday
    • Sneak-a-Peek free gate admission at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday
    • $5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • $10 after 1 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • $10 all day
  • Children 10 and under are free
  • Gate admission is not included in the cost of an event ticket
  • Bags are subject to search
  • No coolers or pets allowed

Grandstand Events

  • Tuesday, July 19th
    • Queen Coronation - 6 p.m.
    • East Central Iowa Pullers Association Tractor Pull - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20th
    • National Summer Slide (Finals) - 7 p.m.
      • Amphitheater General Admission Seating is $5 - all other seating is free
  • Thursday, July 21st
    • Harness Racing - 11 a.m.
    • Hank Williams Jr. & Tracy Byrd Concert - 8 p.m.
      • Tickets are $45 - purchase them HERE
  • Friday, July 22nd
    • Brothers Osborne & Lee Brice Concert - 8 p.m.
      • Tickets are $40 - purchase them HERE
  • Saturday, July 23rd
    • Mid-Season Dirt Classic Stock Car Races - 11 a.m.
      • Amphitheater General Admission Seating is $5 - all other seating is free
    • 3 Doors Down & Uncle Kracker Concert
      • Tickets are $40 - purchase yours HERE
      • Lady A tickets will be refunded and will NOT be accepted for the replacement show - you must purchase new tickets
  • Sunday, July 24th
    • Blanco Brown Concert - 7 p.m.
      • Tickets are $15 - purchase them HERE

Pepsi Plaza Entertainment (shows Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 12 p.m.)

  • iFlip
    • "This incredible 25 minute show contains: Aerial Bungee, Tramp-Wall, Sphere, Power Track and more. To conclude this spectacular show, a 60 foot death-defying High Fall into a stuntman airbag."
  • The Dallas and Nick Show
    • "a high-energy, comedy, dare-devil juggling and escape show for ALL ages"
  • Otter Adventure
    • "Otter Adventure is an interactive and entertaining show that showcases some of the most intelligent otters you'll ever meet."
  • Marc Dobson - The One Man Band
    • "Marc creates a “musical illusion” playing 9.1 instruments all attached to his body at once."

Brewhaus Entertainment

  • Thursday at 11 p.m. - Adam Keith
  • Friday at 11 p.m. - Boot Jack Band
  • Saturday at 11 p.m. - Crazy Delicious

Kids Zone

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Featuring arts & crafts, balloon creations, corn boxes, LEGO race tracks, face painting, and a card magician

Carnival

  • Ride Specials
    • Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Here's a look at this year's beer menu and locations:

Great Jones County Fair, Facebook
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You can check out a full schedule for the 2022 Great Jones County Fair HERE.

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