Are dogs/pets allowed at the fairgrounds?

Pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service dogs are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pets are not allowed at most non-fair events, with the exception of certain shows and service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition.

Are dogs/pets allowed at the fairgrounds?2021-06-24T09:57:01-05:00

Do you have information on 4-H/FFA?

Dubuque County 4-H/FFA exhibition details are still being worked on by the ISU Extension and Outreach with more information to come soon.

Do you have information on 4-H/FFA?2020-06-17T22:16:01-05:00

I have specific questions. Where can I ask them?

As you can imagine, our phones are busy right now. If you send us an email at, we will make sure to get back to you right away. Of course, you can still call us at 563-588-1406. If the phone lines are busy please call us back later!

I have specific questions. Where can I ask them?2020-06-17T22:11:36-05:00

How do I see the view from my seat before I buy my tickets?

Click an area on the map to see the view from that area: 

Concert Seat View

Click an area on the map to see the view of the stage from that area.

Concert Seat View
Festival Area - LeftFestival - CenterFestival - RightReserved Grandstand - A - BottomReserved Grandstand - A - TopReserved Grandstand - B - BottomReserved Grandstand - B - TopReserved Grandstand - C - BottomReserved Grandstand - C - TopReserved Grandstand - D - BottomReserved Grandstand - D - TopReserved Grandstand - E - BottomReserved Grandstand - E - TopEast Hillside - BottomEast Hillside - TopWest HillsideGA Grandstand - F - TopGA Grandstand - F - BottomGA Grandstand - G - TopGA Grandstand - G - BottomGA Grandstand - H - TopGA Grandstand - H - BottomGA Grandstand - I - TopGA Grandstand - I - BottomGA Grandstand - J - TopGA Grandstand - J - BottomGA Grandstand - K - TopGA Grandstand - K - Bottom

Festival Area - Left

Festival - Center

Reserved Grandstand - A - Bottom

Reserved Grandstand - A - Top

Reserved Grandstand - B - Bottom

Reserved Grandstand - B - Top

Reserved Grandstand - C - Bottom

Reserved Grandstand - C - Top

Reserved Grandstand - D - Bottom

Reserved Grandstand - D - Top

Reserved Grandstand - E - Bottom

Reserved Grandstand - E - Top

East Hillside - Bottom

East Hillside - Top

GA Grandstand - F - Top

GA Grandstand - F - Bottom

GA Grandstand - G - Top

GA Grandstand - G - Bottom

GA Grandstand - H - Top

GA Grandstand - H - Bottom

GA Grandstand - I - Top

GA Grandstand - I - Bottom

GA Grandstand - J - Top

GA Grandstand - J - Bottom

GA Grandstand - K - Top

GA Grandstand - K - Bottom

These images serve as a reference only and may not be exactly your view from that same section due to various factors.

How do I see the view from my seat before I buy my tickets?2020-06-05T10:46:44-05:00

What are the differences between the seat sections?

Each section of seating offers different amenities.

Festival Area

Standing room only, this section is right in front of the stage and provides the best concert experience. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase directly from the festival area. There are also port-a-potties available in this section. This section is accessed by stairs, but special accommodations can be made by contacting the fair office. Attendees may exit and return to this section, but because it is standing room only you might want to have someone save your spot. Get there early! The line starts at gate 3.

Grandstand Reserved

This is the bottom half of the grandstand and provides fairgoers an excellent view of the stage while sitting. To make your experience even more comfortable, these seats have backs. These seats are accessed via stairs. As the name implies, this section’s seating is reserved – so you can get up from your seats safely knowing they’ll be waiting for you when you return from the restroom with a cup of lemonade. Enter at gates 4 and 5.

Grandstand General Admission

These seats are at the top half of the grandstand and still provides concert goers a great view. These seats are bench style (no back rests) and first-come, first-serve – so if you leave and come back you might not get the exact same seat again. (Unless you have someone save it for you!) These seats are accessed by stairs, with the exception of the top row which is accessible for wheelchairs. Enter at gates 6 and 7 .

Hillside General Admission

These seats are on both the east and west sides of the grandstand and are great for those on a budget. The views are still good, but not as good as the grandstand or festival area seats. These seats are bench-style and on a grassy hillside. There’s also plenty of room on the grass if you’d rather take in the concert picnic style! These seats are accessed by stairs, but have space for wheelchair accessible seating at the top of both sides. Enter at gates 1 or 9.

What are the differences between the seat sections?2017-11-27T20:45:08-06:00

Where is the box office?

During the fair, the box office is at the top of the grandstand. (You will need to pay admission to enter the fairgrounds to access it.)

The rest of the year, all ticket-related injuries are handled in the fair office.

Where is the box office?2020-06-17T18:20:39-05:00