Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a Fun Card?

Fun Cards are ticket cards with a discounted admission price for each day of the fair. They are the best option for anyone looking to save money and spend multiple days at the fair. These are only available for purchase prior to the fair at local area banks or in the fair office. For more information, visit our tickets page.

 

Is everything free at the Jackson County Fair? 

Once you pay the gate admission into the fairgrounds, you can enjoy a full day of family fun. However, some of the events and activities cost money or require an extra cost: 

Carnival Rides and Games

Food and Souvenirs from Vendors

Beer Tent/Volunteer Hall Drinks- must purchase tickets

Saturday Night Party Pit - advance tickets or wristband at the gate

 

How much are the carnival rides? Do they have wristbands? 

The price of the ride tickets is determined by the carnival. They usually have wristband specials on Thursday and Sunday, the price of the wristband is also determined by the carnival and is usually around $17-$20 each.

 

What if I become separated from my friends or family? 

Please go to fair office window located inside the Pearson Center. Ask the person at the window to page someone’s name over the loud speaker. 

 

Can I bring my dog? 

No pets allowed inside the fairgrounds. However, certified service animals are permitted. 

 

Where is the handicap parking?

West Gate (available closer to the gate in the first few rows)

East Gate (sectioned off area towards the front of the lot - fills up fast)

 

Which gate do I use to visit the fair?

All parking and gate information is located here.

 

Can I bring a cooler/ice chest into the Fair?

No coolers allowed, lunch packs are allowed if needed. No coolers allowed in the Grandstand. No glass, aluminum cans or outside alcohol are allowed. You are allowed to bring outside food and drinks onto the fairgrounds.

 

Where are the restrooms located?

There are restrooms located in multiples spots during the fair week. 

Pearson Center or main building has two sets of restrooms available during building hours. 

White Building near the grandstand is specifically a restroom facility.

New Bathrooms located behind Volunteer Hall. 

Indoor Bathrooms also located inside the Boyer Hall near the 4H food stand.

There are also multiple Port-a-Potties scattered throughout the grounds.

 

Where do I go if I lost my child?

If you lost your child, please listen over the loud speaker for any announcements. If you can’t find them, check the fair office, the employees can announce their name over the loud speaker. If you still can’t find them, we can contact the police officers located on the grounds.

 

Where can I find the First Aid station?

For small accidents, visit the fair office window. (bandaids, Neosporin, etc.)

First aid station located at the Hospital Booth located inside the pearson center during building hours.

For emergencies, call 911.

 

Where are the smoking areas?

We prefer smoking outside the fairgrounds to be respectful of all guests. Absolutely No Smoking in the grandstands.

 

How are the concerts free if it says they cost money?

Concerts and grandstand shows are free with fair gate admission. However, there is a standing Party Pit for an additional cost. There are also reserved seats for an additional cost. For all ticket information please visit our ticket page.

 

Which buildings are air conditioned?

If you need a break from the summer heat, visit the vendor booths or exhibits in Pearson Center, the 4H food stand in Boyer Hall or the Historical Society Museum for a quick air condition break.

 

Where are nursing mothers allowed to breast feed or change diapers?

There is a dedicated nursing station located in the Pearson Center big room, a marked off corner is available for your convenience. Diaper changing stations are located inside the main bathrooms, both men and women.

 

Where are the baby animals?

You can find baby animals in the 4H barns as well as the Miller’s Petting Zoo. 

All information provided by the Jackson County Fair Association in Maquoketa, Iowa. All events, time and locations are subject to change.

© 2016 by Jackson County Fair Association. 

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JACKSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

1212 East Quarry Street

PO Box 859

Maquoketa, IA 52060

 

Tel: 563-652-4282

Fax: 563-652-4282

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