Shopping, dining and a good old fashioned county fair are just a small part of Jerseyville’s community identity. The downtown shopping district is a reminder of days long past while authentic country dining can be found at restaurants including The Redbird Deli & Ice Cream Parlor, Nick’s Pancake House and the 1880 Pizza Pasta House. Festival and fairs and the historic Cheney Mansion are also part of the fabric of this city situated on the prairie of southwest Illinois.  Make sure to spend time in Jerseyville enjoying the Jersey County Fair, one of the oldest county fairs in Illinois, held each July. A demolition derby, truck pulling and iconic rodeo are just a few of the fair’s attractions.