Get ready to make memories when attending one of many local events. The Great Jones County Fair, held Mid-July in Monticello, is the oldest and one of the largest fairs in the state. Each year, the fair rocks to some of the best concerts, has tractor and truck pulls, harness racing and one of the largest 4-H and livestock shows of any fair in Iowa. A parade kicks off the Wyoming Fair, which includes many activities for those who attend the 3-day event. Enjoy a crisp fall day at the Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Anamosa Pumpkinfest where record-breaking GIANT pumpkins are brought in, and Main Street is packed with an assortment of unique vendors. Check out the calendar where awesome local events are always happening.
Nestled beside the Maquoketa River in Monticello between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort north of Monticello is a family-friendly camping destination that has been a family tradition since 1974 and is widely recognized as one of the premier campgrounds in Iowa. Relax and enjoy the unique seasons of Iowa in your tent or RV – or one of our rental cabins and campers. Enjoy our heated pool while the kids enjoy our planned activities. Monticello Jellystone welcomes families and groups of all sizes. We are open from April to October with themed weekends to enjoy throughout the summer.