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August 2014  
08/31/14 Weekly Racing
September 2014          
09/03/14 Wild West Wednesday
09/05/14 Fantasy Truck Pull
09/06 - 09/07 Charity Horse Show to benefit DCFA - Horse Arena
09/09/14 Clemen's Auction
09/23/14 Life Line Screening
09/26 - 09/28 Clemen's Auction
October 2014      
10/02/14   Bacon Fest  
10/03/14   Pork Banquet  
10/10 - 10/12   Octoberfest Polka Festival  
10/12/14   JFK Flea Market  
10/17 - 10/19   Big Bore Gun Show  
10/18/19   From Dusk... Till Dead Run - Zombie Run  
November 2014      
11/02/14   Heartland Railroad Show  
11/16/14   Breakfast with Santa  
December 2014      
12/07/14   Holly Ball  
07/28 - 08/02   62nd Annual Dubuque County FAIR  

August 2014

Date: August 31, 2014

Description: Weekly Racing at Dubuque Speedway. Hot laps 6 pm, pit gates open 4:30pm, grandstands 5 pm. Go to simmonspromotionsinc.com for complete information on all racing at the Dubuque Speedway.


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Event: Weekly Racing
Time: 6:00pm
Location: On the Track
Cost: Go to simmonspromotionsinc.com for pricing

September 2014

Date: September 3, 2014 Description:  Join us for line dancing & couples dancing to all your favorite country hits.  Every Wednesday from 7-11pm.  Admission is $5.00. Featuring music by Ken Peiffer of WJOD.  

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Event: Wild West Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: $5

Date: September 5. 2014

Description: The Fantasy Truck Pulling Association along with the Heartland Tractor Pullers will host a Truck and Tractor Pull on the track at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.  The Dubuque Co. Fair Association will offer food and beverages.  NO CARRY-INS PLEASE!  Visit fantasytruckpullers.com or HTPA.biz. The show is also partnering with the Tri-State Saddle Club with a dance on Friday night. Click HERE for more info.

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Event: Dbq Cty Truck & Tractor Pull
Time: Event starts at 7:00pm
Gate open at 5:00pm
Location: On the track
Cost: $10 Admission
12 and under Free

Date: September 6-7, 2014

Description: The 7th Annual Charity Show, hosted by the Tri-State Saddle Club. Proceeds benefit the Dubuque County Fair Association. Entry fee is $3/class, with paybacks at $7, $5, $4, $3, $3. Kevin's Famous Food Stand will be featured. NO CARRY-INS PLEASE! Call Kevin Kotz at 563-590-0023 for more info, to make a donation, or to add money to a class. Click HERE for more information and a complete schedule of events!

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Event: 7th Annual Charity Show,
hosted by the Tri-State Saddle Club
Time: Sat. 12pm, Sun. 11am
Location: Tri-State Equine Park at the Dubuque Co. Fairgrounds

Spectators: $
Entry fee: $3 per class


Date: September 9, 2014

Description: Clemen's Auction will host this sale inside the 4H building on Tuesday, September 9th at 5:00pm.  Go to http://www.auctionzip.com/IA-Auctioneers/183171.html for more information.


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Event: Clemen's Auction
Time: Auction time:  5:00pm
Location: 4H Building
Cost: N/C

Date: September 23, 2014

Description: Early Detection is Key to Prevention.  Life Line Screening will be offering 5 health screenings that can detect your risk for serious disease.  Refer to the form below to get more information on cost and pre-registration requirements.

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Event: Life Line Screening
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

October 2014

Date: October 2, 2014

Description: The 2014 Dubuque Area Baconfest has been set for Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.!  All proceeds for the event will go to Area Residential Care.  450 General Admission Tickets will be sold at $25 each, 50 VIP Tickets will be sold at $40 each.
VIP tickets allow attendees to enter the venue early and get a taste of all the food before everyone else at 5 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9 a.m. online at dbqbacon.org.

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Event: Baconfest
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Date: October 3 , 2014 Description: Join us for The Annual Dubuque County Fair Association Pork Banquet. Enjoy great food, music and socializing. Enter a drawing for FREE HAMS.  Proceeds will benefit the improvement and maintenance of our grounds.

Purchase your advanced tickets at the Fairgrounds Office or through one of the Fair Board Members.  Call 563-588-1406 for more information. 

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Event: Pork Banquet
Time: Doors open at 5pm
Serving 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: Adults in advance - $9
Adults after Sept 26th - $11
Children (5-11yr old) - $5
Children 4 & under -FREE

Date: October 10-12, 2014 Description: Come join us at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds 16th Annual Octoberfest Polka Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come and enjoy great bands while dancing on one of the largest wooden dance floors in all of the Midwest! Great food and a full service bar will be available all weekend!

For more information
click HERE or contact the Dubuque County Fairgrounds at (563) 588-1406

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Event: Polkafest
Time & Cost: Friday: 6:00 to 10:00 PM.. $13
Saturday: Noon to 11:00PM...$17
Saturday: 5:00 to 11:00PM...$13
Sunday: Noon to 6:00PM...$13
3-Day Package (Fri. thru Sun.)... $38
Location: Grand Ballroom


Date: October 12, 2014 Description: JFK Promotions will host their semi-annual Flea Market & Antique Show in the 4H Building on Sunday, October 12th from 8am - 3pm.  Concessions will be available for purchase.
Exhibitors can reserve tables by calling Jerome Koppen at (815)747-7745 or by email at jfk@netins.net. 


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Event: JFK Flea Market & Antique Show
Time: 8am to 3pm
Location: 4H Building
Cost: Admission $1.00  (11 & under Free)

Date: October 17-19, 2014 Description: Show hours: Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.
Concessions available for purchase. Cash bar available.

For more information contact Mark Quade at 563-590-4248.

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Event: Big Bore Enterprise Gun Show
Time: Friday, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: Adult - $6
16 & under - $1
Weekend pass - $10


November 2014

Date: November 2, 2014 Description: Heartland Rails will host their 29th annual Model Railroad Show in the Grand Ballroom on Sunday, November 2, 2014.  For information on table rental, contact Gary Weiner at 563-663-0425.

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Event: Model Railroad Show
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: TBD

December 2014

Date: December 7, 2014 Description: Join the Dubuque County Fairgrounds in hosting our annual Holly Ball from 5pm - 9pm on Sunday, December 7th, featuring Hunter Fuerste.  Doors will open at 4pm.  Ticket information will be provided at a later date.

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Event: Holly Ball
Time: 5pm-9pm
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: $    in advance
$    after


January 2015

Date: January 2015 Description:  

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Event: Blue Ribbon Banquet
Time: Social:
Location: Grand Ballroom

April 2015

Date: April 4, 2015 Description:  Townsquare Media will host its 13th Annual "Tristates Largest Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday, April 4th, rain or shine.  Gates open at 10am with the first hunt to start promptly at 11am for kids 6 and under.  The second hunt will start following the reloading of the field.  The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and LT Amusements will have a bounce house.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Tickets are just $2 and will be available at the gate or to avoid the line, advanced tickets are available at Little Folks Trading Post at 2600 Dodge Street or The Hanger located at 3220 Dodge Street.  Proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

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Event: Townsquare Media Egg Hunt
Time: Gates open at 10am
First hunt starts at 11am
Second hunt to follow
Location: Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Cost:  $2.00


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Dubuque County Fair Association
14569 Old Highway Road
Dubuque, IA 52001