The Dubuque County Fair Association (DCFA) is a non-profit organization established in 1953, to plan and operate the Annual Dubuque County Fair. The Association has grown immensely in 66 years and the DCFA now offers visitors 96 acres of acutely manicured property, 3 rental facilities with a combined square footage of over 32,000 square feet of indoor space, adequate parking for thousands of cars, a 3/8 mile dirt race track, an outdoor Festival Area, experienced event planners and full service food and beverage amenities.

Dubuque County Fair


Mission Statement

•The Dubuque County Fair Association exists to bring people together and provide an atmosphere where family traditions are created and continued.

Did you know…

  • The Dubuque County Fair is rich with tradition. As one of the oldest and most successful events in our county, its success stems deeply from the support of our Community.
  • Nearly 20 local non-profit organizations benefit financially from the Annual Dubuque County Fair, using it as their annual fundraising
    event raising nearly $100,000 to give back to our community.
  • The Dubuque County Fair greatly assists in funding the Dubuque County 4-H & FFA activities at the Fair contributing $10,000 cash in
    premium / ribbon money to pay ribbon winners.
  • The Dubuque County Fair Association does not receive county or state money to support the Annual Dubuque County Fair. Less than 1% of our annual Budget comes from State or County Aid to assist with capital improvement expenses.
  • The Dubuque County Fair is recognized by the Association of Iowa Fairs as a “Blue Ribbon Fair” designated only, to fairs who have showed continued improvement and growth.

Future Fair Dates

July 26 – July 31, 2022
July 25 – July 30, 2023


Kevin Kotz, General Manager
Dee Gaul, Assistant Manager
Mike Fagan, Maintenance Manager
Brianne Budzinski, Office & Marketing Specialist

Board of Directors

Tony Steffen, President
Daryl Biechler, 1st Vice President
Ann Schuster, 2nd Vice President
Jerry Sigwarth, Director at Large 1st Chair
Bill Hanten, Director at Large 2nd Chair
Mary Gansen, Director at Large 3rd Chair

Kevin Kotz
Kevin KotzGeneral Manager
Dee Gaul
Dee GaulAssistant Fair Manager
Brianne Budzinski
Brianne BudzinskiOffice & Marketing Specialist


Daryl Biechler
Bob Donovan
Kevin Donovan
Mary Gansen
Amanda Gaul
Hans Gaul
Megan Gronau
Bill Hanten
Tami Hill
Bob Hochrein
Alison Kruse
Mike Lambert
Tami Lansing
Andy Link
David Orr
Ann Schuster
Claire Siegert
Angie Sigwarth
Jerry Sigwarth
Tony Steffen
Matt Theisen
Terry Waller
Bill Watters
Brian Wessels

Associate Directors

Nick Aceto
Bobbi Jo Bellman
Nancy Henry
Samantha McCarron
Pat Schroeder
John Paul Shepherd
Tanya Shepherd
Sierra Valentine
Jennifer Vaske

Honorary Directors

LeRoy Althaus
Marla Avenarius
Jeff Avenarius
Richard Bradley
Paul Coates
Virgil Hammerand
Jim Hauber
Don Jecklin
Robert Kenneally
Marty McClain
Randy McClain
Jim Siegert
Danny Waller

Junior Board

Johnny Wessels
Luke Wessels
Matt Wessels
Ella Donovan
Kylie Donovan
Adrianna Shepherd
Alivia Shepherd
Abigail Shepherd