Great Jones County Fair

Great Jones County Fair

Great Jones County Fair History

Iowa's own Great Jones County Fair is an annual attraction in the middle of the summer that always packs in people by the thousand for a reason, and it definitely isn't because there is a lack of excitement from year to year. Come out and be there for all of the unbelievable events that have helped make the Great Jones County Fair a staple of not only the community but the entire state of Iowa. With some unbelievable events throughout the four-day fair and some highly anticipated concerts featuring some of the brightest stars in music, this is one of those events that you absolutely don't want to miss out on.

And to look at the various artists who have come to the stage here in Monticello, Iowa is to see some of the biggest superstars in all of entertainment. Over the years, LeAnn Rimes, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney are just a few of the country icons who have played at this renowned fair, but also don't make the mistake of thinking it's only about country either. Styx, Boston and Heart are a few of the iconic bands from other genres who have played here as well, and you never know who is going to come to town next.


Great Jones County Fair Event Info

The Great Jones County Fair is known for its renowned music acts it attracts each and every year, but it also brings in plenty of other excitable fair-goers with its eclectic set of activities that are sure to be fun for the entire family. Look at the calendar of events and you might see a musician like Kid Rock or Luke Bryan slated to perform, which goes a long way in creating a major buzz leading up to the opening of the fair. With plenty of amazing foods, local competitions and exciting shows that help make the Great Jones Country Fair as unique as it is fun, this is one of those fairs that you definitely don't want to miss out on.


Great Jones County Fair Trivia

Did you know that Johnny Cash played at the Great Jones Country Fair twice?

With the first time happening in 1981 and the second in 1988, Cash came to town and lit up the audience with his iconic ballads that made him one of the most famous musicians in the world. In his second appearance, Cash also played alongside his June Carter Cash, famously played by Reese Witherspoon in an Oscar-winning role in Walk the Line.


Great Jones County Fair Experience

Imagine that the big fair is just about to get rolling – the very day you've been waiting for just about all year. Sure, you could just wait to read how it was on your favorite local blog and pop in a playlist, but there is no simulating the experience of heading out to the fairgrounds and getting immersed in the buzz of one of the best fairs that you're likely to find anywhere. This highly anticipated summer fair always grabs the attention of festival lovers all over Iowa and the Midwest as a whole, making for an amazing atmosphere filled with a little something for everyone.

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