What it Takes to Be the “Great Jones County Fair”

By Heather Hubbs

The Jones County Fair is one of the biggest county fairs around. While exact numbers aren’t known, it’s estimated that around 100,000 people enter the fairgrounds annually. Part of the draw is the big name entertainment the fair brings in. This year’s grandstand lineup includes country superstars Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, country singer Chris Tomlin, and rocker Kid Rock. For those who don’t want to purchase a ticket to the shows, there is free lawn seating available. People start lining up before dawn to claim their spots on the lawn. In addition to the concerts the Jones County Fair also offers the fair favorites like carnival rides, food, and 4-H shows. There are also fireworks each night after the concert. The 2014 Great Jones County Fair runs July 16-20, gate admission is $10.

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