Dubuque County Fair Association

Upcoming Events

April 2014  
04/19/14 Townsquare Media Egg Hunt
04/23/14 Wild West Wednesday
04/25/14 Daryl's Birthday Bash
04/27/14 Clemen's Auction
May 2014  
05/02-05/04 Torque Fest
05/09-05/10 Fair Flower Frenzy
05/16-05/18 WI High School Rodeo
05/18 & 05/19 Honor Flight Banquets
05/23-05/25 Square Dance Weekend
05/31/14 Day of Devastation
June 2014      
July 2014      
07/22 - 07/27   61st Annual Dubuque County FAIR  
August 2014      
08/02/14   Tri-State Automobile Club Anniversary Dance  
08/24/14   Morpars on the Mississippi  
October 2014      
10/03/14   Pork Banquet  
10/10 - 10/12   Octoberfest Polka Festival  
10/17 - 10/19   Big Bore Gun Show  
December 2014      
12/07/14   Holly Ball  

April 2014


Date: April 23,  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: April 19, 2014 Description:  Townsquare Media will host its 12th Annual "Tristates Largest Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday, April 19th, 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


Date: April 25, 2014 Description:  Join Daryl on Friday, April 25th for a Birthday Party.  This is not your ordinary birthday party.  In true Daryl fashion it is a fundraiser for the Honor Flight meals. The $10 admission fee will be donatated to pay for the cost of these meals. Food & beverages will be available at the party.  Please plan to help Daryl celebrate.

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Event: Daryl's Birthday Bash
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: $10 Admission
All proceeds go to the Honor Flight meals


Date: April 27, 2014 Description:  Clemen Auction will host this auction in the 4H Building.  Viewing begins at 10:00am and auction time is set for 11:00am.

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Event: Clemen Auction
Time: 11:00am
Location: 4H Building
Cost:  N/C


May 2014


Date: May 9th & 10th,  2014 Description:  The Dubuque County Fair Association will be selling quality foliage.  Many hanging baskets, large planters, and flowers for potting, such as geraniums, impatients, ect.   There will also be a few vegetable plants.

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Event: Fair Flower Frenzy
Time: Friday, May 9th:      3p-7p
Saturday, May 10th:    8a-noon
Location: 4H Building


Date: May 16-18, 2014 Description: Join us for the 11th Annual High School Rodeo competition. 
Click here for the weekend schedule, and a FREE Kids Rodeo Pass 

Advanced camping and stall reservationsare required.  Reserve online or by calling 563-588-1406.
Watch the River Rodeo website at www.whsra.org for more information as it becomes available.

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Event: WI High School Rodeo
Time: Starting at 4:00pm on Friday
Location: Tri-State Equine Park at the Fairgrounds 
Cost: $5 in advance at Longhorn or Theisens
$8 at the gate or $15 for weekend pass
$3for kids 7-12 and under 6 - Free


Date: May 23-25, 2014 Description:  River City Weekend is a weekend filled with plus level square dancing.  Jerry Story and friends host this annual event.  Spectators are welcome free of charge to watch and listen, Friday from 7:30p to 10pm, Saturday 10am - noon and 7pm to 10pm, and Sunday 1p-3p and 7p-10p.

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Event: Square Dance Weekend
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost:  Spectators Welcome - Free of charge


Date: May 31,  2014 Description:  Join the Dubuque County Fairgrounds for a DAY OF DEVASTATION!!  Drag Races, Tug of War, Lawn Mower Races, Kids (4-8) Power Wheels Demo Derby, Figure 8 Races, Car Soccer and Trailer Races.  Call 563-588-1406 to register.

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Event: Day of Devastation
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Dubuque County Speedway
Cost: $8 - adult
$2 - ages 5-12
ages 4 and under FREE with an adult


August 2014

Date: August 2, 2014

Description:  The Tri-State Automobile Club is celebrating 50 years. 
A Cruise-In will begin at 6:30pm in the parking lot at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds with a dance in the Grand Ballroom to begin at 8pm.  Eclipse Music will provide 50's & 60's Rock-N-Roll music.  This is a FREE event and all ages are welcome.  Visit their web site at 

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Event: Tri-State Automobile Club Anniversary Celebration
Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom
Cost: Free Event

September 2014

October 2014


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 - $
Adults after Sept 27th - $
Children (5-11yr old) - $
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 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: 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: January 2015 Description:  

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


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