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September 2014          
09/23/14 Life Line Screening
09/24/14 Wild West Wednesday
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  
12/31/14   New Year's Eve Dance  
07/28 - 08/02   62nd Annual Dubuque County FAIR  

September 2014


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


Date: September 24, 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 26, 27 & 28, 2014

Description: Clemen's Auction will host this 3 day sale inside the 4H building.
Go to 
http://www.auctionzip.com/IA-Auctioneers/183171.html for more information.


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Event: Clemen's Auction
Time: Auction times:  6:00pm Friday
                           10:00am Saturday
                           11:00am Sunday
Location: 4H Building
Cost: N/C


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

Date: October 18, 2014 Description:

From Dusk... Til Dead Run is a zombie-type race that is approximately 2.5 miles long. Think "flag football" with zombies trying to get your brains (flags)! Outrun Zombies and clear obstacles to make it to the post-run after party with DJ Jazzy Jerr in the beer garden.

Make-up artists from Dark Chambers will be available starting at 2pm in the Beer Garden. Event will be held rain or shine.

Go to http://www.active.com/dubuque-ia/running/races/from-dusk-til-dead-run-2014 for more information and to register. Online registrations will end Oct 17.

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

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Event: From Dusk... Til Dead Run Zombie Run
Time & Cost: Registration: 5:00pm
Race: 6:00pm
Runners: $25 before Oct. 1, $30 after
Zombies: $10
Location: On the grounds--starts and ends in Festival Garden

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

Date: December 31, 2014 Description:  Count down to 2015 under the twinkle lights of our Grand Ballroom. Enjoy the Big Band sounds of the Larry Busch Band from 9pm - 1am.  Doors will open at 8pm with a champagne toast, party favors and breakfast buffet at midnight.  Dance only tickets are $30 per person or reserve a hotel package for $135. Package includes two tickets and a queen size room at the MainStay Suites located at 1275 Associates Drive in Dubuque.  Tickets and hotel package available only by calling 563-588-1406.  Prices increase after December 15th and hotel space is limited so call now to reserve your room.

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Event: New Year's Eve Dance
Time: 9pm - 1am
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: $30 in advance
$40 after December 15th
Hotel Package:  $135 in advance

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