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Fair Admission

General Admission: $10
11 years old and under: FREE

Get 6 Gate Passes for the Cost of Five: Admission Fun Books only $50.
Includes six admissions and some discount coupons, available in advance at the Fairgrounds and Theisen’s in Dubuque and Dyserville.

General Parking: FREE (With a FREE Shuttle to the gates)
Preferred parking across from grounds: $10/day

GRANDSTAND PRICES:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday:
FREE

Friday: Jake Owen with special guest Jay Allen Festival area: $50; Reserved Grandstand: $40; General Grandstand; $30. Hillside: $15                                      Gates open: 6:30 p.m.; Show begins: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Halestorm with special guest Johnny Trash Festival Area: $40; Reserved Grandstand: $30; General Admission Grandstand: $20; Hillside: $10. Gates open: 6:30 p.m.; Show begins: 7:30 p.m.

MIDWAY RIDES:
Ride Bracelets (Wednesday – Sunday): $25
(Advance ride bracelets for Saturday can be purchased for $20 at Dubuque or Dyersville Theisen’s.)
One-Ticket Rides (Tuesday): 1 ticket ($2) per ride, from 4pm – midnight
Individual ride tickets may be purchased Wednesday – Sunday. (Prices vary by ride: tickets are $2 each, rides may use more than 1 ticket.)
See more information on our midway rides.


Kid’z Science Safari
 In the creative arts center

See our daily attractions and specials.

Tuesday, July 24th – Open Wheel Race Day

  • 8:00 AM
    • Grounds Open
  • 8:30 AM
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat – Livestock Arena
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Bottle Bucket – Livestock Arena
  • 9:00 AM
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle – Livestock Arena
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Sheep & Meat Goats – Swine Barn
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show – Horse Arena
  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
    • Creative Arts Building Open
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    • Bingo – Hy-Vee Tent
  • 11:00 AM
    • Make a Butterfly – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist – Exhibit Grounds
  • 12:00 PM
    • Teg Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 1:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show-Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Bingo – Across from the Grandstands
    • Hula Hoop – Outside the Exhibit Grounds
  • 3:00 PM
    • Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Clothespin Airplane – Outside the Exhibit Building
  • 3:30 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show- Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
    • Carnival Rides Begin (1 ticket rides)
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist- Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 6:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist- Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 6:30 PM
    • Opening Ceremony – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • Midnight
    • Carnival Closes.

Wednesday, July 25th – Kid’s Day

  • 8:00 AM
    • Grounds Open
  • 9:00 AM
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Poultry Show – Poultry/Rabbit Barn
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Beef Show – Livestock Arena
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Kid’s Day Activities – In the Grandstand
  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
    • Creative Arts Building Open to the Public
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist – Exhibit Grounds
    • Egg Carton Seed Project– Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Bounce House Opens – Lower Grandstand
  • 12:00 PM
    • Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 1:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show– Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Word Scrabble – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Pedal Tractor Pull – Bottom of the Grandstand
    • Bingo – Across from the Grandstands
  • 1:00 PM – 11 PM
    • Special Ride Bracelets available –  Midway
  • 3:00 PM
    • Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Bird Feeder – Outside the Exhibit Building
  • 3:30 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
    • Frog Jump – Bottom of the Grandstand
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Kid’s Day Drawing – In the Grandstand
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 6:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

Thursday, July 26th – Outlaw Day

  • 8:00 AM
    • Grounds Open
  • 9:00 AM
    • Judging 4-H/FFA Swine Show – Swine Barn
  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
    • Creative Arts Building Open
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Pencil Toppers – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist – Exhibit Grounds
    • The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 12:00 PM
    • Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 1:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Bingo – Across from the Grandstands
  • 1:00 PM – 11 PM
    • Special Ride Bracelets available –  Midway
  • 1:30 PM
    • Lego Contest – Creative Arts Building
  • 2:00 PM
    • Eating Contest – Outside the Exhibit Hall
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Draft Horse Pull – Lower Grandstands
  • 3:00 PM
    • Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • God’s Eye – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 3:30 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
    • 4-H Pet Show – Swine Barn
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 6:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 8:00 PM

Friday, July 27th -4-H Auction Day

  • 8:00 AM
    • Grounds Open
  • 9:00 AM
    •  4-H/FFA Auction: Sheep, Meat Goat, and Swine – Swine Barn
  • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
    • Creative Arts Building Open
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
  • 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist – Exhibit Grounds
    • Glow Worm Bracelet– Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Balloon Lady – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 12:00 PM
    • 4H/FFA Dairy Auction – Livestock Arena
  • 12:30 PM
    • 4H/FFA Beef Auction – Livestock Arena
  • 1:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee  Big Top Tent
    • Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt – Outside the Exhibit Building
  • 1:00 PM – 11 PM
    • Special Ride Bracelets available –  Midway
  • 2:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 3:00 PM
    • Button Snow Flake – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 3:30 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
    • 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show – Swine Barn
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 6:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:00 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 28th – Family Day

  • 8:00 AM
  • 8:45 AM
  • 9:00 AM
    • Open Class Rabbit Show – Swine Barn
    • Open Class Dairy Show – Livestock Arena
    • Open Class Horse Show – Horse Arena
  • 9:45 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
    • Creative Arts Building Open
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
  • 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Kiddie Calf Show – Show Barn
    • Silly Putty – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Balloon Lady – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist – Exhibit Grounds
  • 11:30 AM
    • 4H Educational Presentations – 4-H Building
  • 12:00 PM – 12 AM
  • 12:00 PM
    • 4H Share the Fun – 4-H Building
  • 12:30 PM
    • 4H Working Exhibits – 4-H Building
    • Cookie/Cupcake Decorating – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 3:00 PM
    • 4H Fashion Review/4H Clothing Selection Program – 4-H Building
      (Mable Hilton & Fran Gansen Scholarships Awarded following the fashion show.)
    • Sponge Water Bombs – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Schow – Exhibit Grounds
    • BBQ Cook-off – Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 6:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 7:00 PM
    • The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 29th – Race Day

  • 8:00 AM
    • Grounds Open
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Creative Arts Building Open
    • Kid’z Science Safari – Creative Arts Building
    • Bubble Guy – Exhibit Grounds
  • 10:00 AM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
    • Popsicle House – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Carve R Way Chainsaw Artist- Exhibit Grounds
    • Balloon Lady – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 12:00 PM – 7 PM
    • 4-H Building Exhibits Open to the Public
  • 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Special Ride Bracelets available –  Midway
  • 1:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
    • Hop Scotch – Outside the Exhibit Building
    • Bingo – Across from the Grandstands
  • 2:00 PM
    • Open Class Steer & Heifer Show – Livestock Arena
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
    • Driver Autographs – In front of Grandstand
    • Extreme Raptor Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 4:00 PM
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 5:00 PM
    • Scott’s Crazy Magic Show – Exhibit Grounds
  • 6:00 PM
    • Great Fair Giveaway Raffle Drawing – Top of the Grandstands
    • Jim Wand Hypnotist – Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
  • 6:30 PM
  • 7:00 PM
    • Extreme Raptor Show– Exhibit Grounds
  • 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM