Can I get a backstage pass?

We do not sell back stage (VIP) passes to the general public. Generally, back stage passes are reserved for sponsors and specific Dubuque County Fair Staff. From time-to-time, some of our sponsors will give away back stage passes through contests. Do not buy back stage passes from anyone else – they are most likely fake. 

Can I get a backstage pass?2017-04-09T21:07:33-05:00

Does my concert ticket include fair admission?

Concert tickets do not include the required fair admission, which is $10 for anyone 12 or older (children 11 and younger are free for general fair admission). You will need to purchase this from our website, the fair office (before fair week only), or when you get to the fair. We accept all credit cards, cash, or check.

Does my concert ticket include fair admission?2018-04-19T17:57:21-05:00

What are the ticket fees? Can I avoid paying them?

The ticket fees help us cover credit card processing and ticket system fees. These fees are automatically applied to every ticket purchased online and over the phone. If you purchase your ticket in person, most of these fees are waived. 

What are the ticket fees? Can I avoid paying them?2022-04-08T11:15:15-05:00

Is there a carry-in policy for concerts?

Generally, you can bring in anything to the concert venue that you purchase on the fairgrounds. There are some things, however, that we cannot allow due to contract and safety reasons. Please note that we will search all bags for everyone’s safety.

Things that we cannot allow into the concert areas:

  • Anything not allowed on the fairgrounds (including weapons, coolers, and outside alcohol that was not purchased on the fairgrounds).
  • Professional Cameras (Unless you have special permission from the DCFA Management and a media pass.)
  • In the festival area: cans and bottles (We will give you a cup to pour your drink into.)
Is there a carry-in policy for concerts?2019-03-01T16:17:44-06:00

Is there a free concert friday this year?

For the 2018 Dubuque County Fair, we are not doing a Free Concert Friday due to the higher caliber of entertainment we are offering. (This is a change from previous years.)

Is there a free concert friday this year?2017-11-24T10:52:26-06:00

What are the concert conditions of sale?

All refunds or exchanges will be at the discretion of management. You assume all risk and danger incidental to the game, exhibition, event, or performance whether occurring prior to, during, or after said show. You assume all risk and danger of injury and you agree that the management, its agents, and the performers are not responsible or liable for any injuries resulting from such causes. No alcohol, drugs, weapons, food, or glass containers allowed. No recording devices, still cameras, or video cameras permitted. No transmission or aiding in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the event, game, performance, or exhibition. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or weapons. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions herein. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management and may not include additional ticketing fees (i.e., ticketing operations fee, shipping fees, etc.).

What are the concert conditions of sale?2017-04-09T21:09:43-05:00