Jefferson County Trails Council

The Trails of Jefferson County, Fairfield, IA

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RAGBRAI riders leaving Fairfield, on their way to Ft. Madison, after an overnight in Fairfield, July 2013

Local Links - Some Fairfield Websites

About Fairfield, and Things to See and Do:

Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has visitor information about Fairfield and surrounding areas.

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has information about Fairfield, and contains a map of Fairfield.

The Fairfield Economic Development Association' website includes a Community Quick Reference PDF.

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, just off the square, opened November 2007. It includes the 522-seat Sondheim Center Theater.

The Maasdam Barns complex contains a museum/welcome center as well as three historic barns.  Discover the significance Fairfield played in early agriculture.

The Carnegie Museum is the fifth oldest in Iowa, and is located in an historic building.  Limited hours.

Fairfield Cultural District website is about Fairfield's Cultural District.

The Fairfield Heritage Tour shows you Fairfield's historic buildings. How much do you know about Fairfield?

The Louden Machinery Company was headquartered in Fairfield, and had a huge influence on farming and industry around the world.

Jefferson County Trails Council website has information about Fairfield, as well as trail details (this website).

Find out how Fairfield was chosen as one of Iowa's Great Places. is designed to orient new and old visitors to all that Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City have to offer.

Maharishi Vedic City is the newest city in Iowa, four miles northwest of Fairfield.

Some of the monthly or yearly events in Fairfield

The award-winning Fairfield First Fridays is held the 1st Friday of every month in downtown Fairfield.  In October 2002 the ArtLife Society began the 1st Fridays Art Walk, now the Fairfield First Fridays.

The Jefferson County Fair, the 1st State Fair in Iowa, is held every year in late June/early July.

Vintage Power Wagons has a rally every June, drawing Power Wagons from around the world.


An overview of recreational opportunities in and around Fairfield, from the Jefferson County Trails Council website (this website).

Fairfield Park & Recreation Dept sponsors recreational facilities in Fairfield.

Jefferson County Trails Council website tells the story of the walking/bicycling Loop Trail surrounding Fairfield (this website).

Jefferson County Conservation Board manages Jefferson County Park and other parks, and camping and conservation areas in Jefferson County.

Lamson Woods is one of the Iowa DNR State Preserves in Fairfield.

Government and Services:

Weather in and around Fairfield (from the JCTC Weather webpage) (this website).

The City of Fairfield website has much information.  Also, see their Facebook page, and find out about the Fairfield Blue Zones Project.

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors website presents information about the Jefferson County (Iowa) government.

The Fairfield Public Library website includes the story of Carnegie's gift to Fairfield, a University of Iowa project.

Let'sGoJeffCo is meant to be Jefferson County's first stop for information and resources to improve wellness via a healthy mind and a healthy body.

Fairfield Volunteer Center -- make volunteering a community event.

Jefferson County Health Center offers a wide variety of services and assists in promoting recreational use of the trails.

Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area, Inc. projects are tied to economic development, natural resource conservation or recreation in its six-county area.

The Greater Jefferson County Foundation has a grant application form on their website.

The Iowa State University Extension in Jefferson County brings Iowa State University resources to you.


The Fairfield Daily Ledger is the local daily newspaper.

The KMCD/Classic 96 FM website brings you news, weather, events, and shopping.   KMCD (1570AM) and Classic 96 (95.9FM).

The free Fairfield Weekly Reader is published every Thursday and contains an events calendar.

KRUU FM Radio, 100.1 MHz on your FM band, is a new, non-commercial, non-profit, community-supported low-power radio station with a strong emphasis on locally created-and-produced programming.

Fairfield Media Center provides FPAC9, Fairfield's local access channel, and more.

The Iowa Source, a monthly regional paper published in Fairfield, has a regional Calendar of Events.

Iowa Public Radio.  Stations nearest to Fairfield in Ottumwa are KDWI (89.1FM) & KUNZ (91.1FM), and in Iowa City WSUI (910AM) & KSUI (91.7FM).

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The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.

Every effort is made to ensure accurate information is posted to the site. However, Jefferson County Trails Council does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the content on this site or content which is referenced by or linked to this site. © 2001-2017 Jefferson County Trails Council, Fairfield, Iowa.  Updated 06-01-17.


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