The Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Event Center has a list of approved caterers that you must select from. Any food brought in must be from a caterer on our list, if they are not on our list ask us how to get them on. The Dubuque County Fair Association has a list of approved caterers that you may choose from, but you are more than welcome to find your own. Any food brought in must be from a licensed and insured business. Cake & Dessert are excluded from this policy. You must inform the office of the name of the caterer, the baker, and the number of people you are ordering food for, at least thirty days before the event date. Please contact the caterer for their menu and prices. You need to mention that your event is taking place at the Dubuque County Fair Association for accurate pricing. A facility fee of $1.50 per plate is charged to all caterers which will reflect in your pricing.
Food/Snacks other than the catered meal do not have to be from a caterer on our list but must be from a licensed & insured business. All catering must be done by the caterers listed below. You need to mention that your reception is taking place at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds & Event Center for accurate pricing.
We require that you allow our bartenders and security staff to go through the food line, due to the length of your
event that our staff is required to be here.
The Barn – 563-552-2353
Rhody’s – 563-585-1500
J&D Catering – 563-921-2935
Kalmes Catering – 563-773-2480
Hy-Vee (Asbury Plaza) – 563-583-2199
Hy-Vee (Locust Street) – 563-583-6148
Hy-Vee (Dodge Street) – 563-583-5204
Poorman’s Café and Catering – 563-552-1881
Edgewood Locker– 563-928-6814
Tony Roma’s– 563-690-3249
Iowa BBQ Company – 319-981-3955
Eichman’s Bar & Family Restaurant – 563-552-2494
Catfish Charlie’s – 563-582-8600
Grand River Center – 563-690-4500
A 15% gratuity is automatically charged on all food and beverage orders that are charged to the master bill.
The Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Event Center does not provide bussing service for your meal. The caterer is responsible for the majority of the clean-up of plates and utensils. Please inquire with them if there is an additional bussing charge, as this service is required.