Monticello – Sunday, July 12

Downtown Monticello will host the fun and start the week off right with the music of the Lewis Knudsen Band, based in the Quad Cities. In the past few years Lewis has toured coast to coast in the US, as well as South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.K.  Influences include James Taylor, Randy Newman, Ben Folds, Hozier, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Jack White. They will play on the main stage from 7:30-10:30pm.

Monticello will feature the Sidewinders, a military band of the 34th Army Band of the Iowa National Guard. The Sidewinders will play on the main stage from 4pm-7pm. 

DJ Johnson will entertain rider at the Fairgrounds beer tent from Noon-4pm. 

Why Monticello?  Not to be missed; a respect for the historic treasures from our past, yet emboldened with entrepreneurship and innovation.  Upbeat, energetic, and always willing to welcome visitors and newcomers.  Attitude with ambiance … a must see!”

Monticello, a town of just 4,000 residents, is no stranger to hosting guests. Each July, the town welcomes 100,000 visitors during the “The Great Jones County Fair and Food Fest“. The fair is most known for high-end entertainment, great food, exhibits, and offers many opportunities to view 4-H activities and animals.  The 2020 dates for the fair are July 22-26, but you’ll find plenty to do any of the other 360 days of the year; whether touring Riverside Gardens, canoeing the Maquoketa River, hiking at Pictured Rocks Parks, or biking in and around the community, Monticello’s recreational opportunities are abundant.

The Main campground for riders in Monticello will be at the Monticello City Park and Jones County Fairgrounds, located just 6 blocks from downtown activities.

Also available is an “on-site” RV campground with 160 electric and water hookups. Call 319-465-3275 for more information and pre-registration. Entrance to RV campground is located at 1000 N Maple St, Monticello.


Cobblestone Inn & Suites
218 Welter Drive
Monticello, Iowa 52310

Monticello Motel
413 E Oak Street
Monticello, IA 52310

Air BnB BoHo Chic Farmhouse: 
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Downtown Efficiency Apartment
202 N Main Street
Monticello, Iowa
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Blue Inn Campground (Full RV Hook-ups)
250 North Main Street
Monticello, Iowa

Monticello Jellystone (Full RV Hook-ups)
22128 Highway 38 N
Monticello, Iowa 52310

Outback Canoe & Camping
17652 Hardscrabble Road
Monticello, IA  52310

AmericInn of Anamosa (12 miles)
101 Harley Avenue
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

Super 8 by Wyndham Anamosa (12 miles)
100 Grant Wood Drive
Anamosa, Iowa 52205