Mighty Howard County Fair, Cresco, IA: June 21-25

Mighty Howard County Fair, Cresco, IA: June 21-25




Fair Office | 563-547-3400

Thomas Barnes, Exec. Sec.
PO Box 83
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: 563-547-4996
Fax: 563-547-4355
Email: tbarnes@mhcfair.com

    • Pay-One-Price’ Fair Buttons can be purchased at area Howard County businesses starting the week prior to Memorial Day weekend.

    • Buttons can also be purchased at the Fair office and grandstand ticket booth during the week of the Fair.

    • Fair Buttons are not available to purchase on-line. Phone call/email message orders are not accepted.

    • 2023 Fair Buttons are $40 each prior to Fair week and $50 if purchased Fair week (9 years & above). Under 9 years of age are free.

    • Button admits Fairgoer to all grandstand shows.

    • General seating only. Special reservations must be approved by Fair management. Reserving seats prior to any event by means of placing blankets, portable seat backs and related is not allowed.
    • Concert stage is set up on infield of race track. Concert goers can go on race track to watch the concerts and experience the “Party in the Pit” atmosphere first hand. Seating not provided on race track. Folding lawn type chairs are allowed.

    • Grandstand complex holds approximately 4,000 people. For concerts, there is room for an additional 3,500 plus people on the race track in front of the concert stage.
    • No carry-in beverages at all events. Empty coolers allowed. 

    • Smoking is not permited in grandstand complex and concert area.

    • The Fair reserves the right to search any or all persons, including hand bags, purses and other portable carriers.

    • Single night admission prices are listed on each page of the grandstand entertainment. Single night tickets can be purchased the day of the grandstand event at the Fair Office and Grandstand Ticket Booth. Pre-order of tickets is not offered.


For more information on the entertainment, click on the Day & Date

Download 2023 Grandstand Entertainment Poster

Wednesday, June 21


Thursday, June 22




Friday, June 23


With Special Guests …

Saturday, June 24


With Special Guests …



Sunday, June 25


     Fireworks After the Rodeo      


Jun 21 - 25 2023