The Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Event Center has several facilities to accommodate your event needs. Our normal rental rates for the Grand Ballroom include five (5) hours of reception time, tables and chairs, set-up and clean-up, security and our bar staff.

“We had our wedding in the ballroom last weekend and like always it was stunning! We had no issues at all but with any questions they were on it right away.  The ladies in the office are wonderful along with all the bartenders and setup crew! Thank you for helping with our beautiful day!”

Samantha G.

“Your staff is amazing! From Dee & Sierra, to the bartenders – everyone was so friendly! I can’t tell you how many compliments we received! I know we had a wild group so THANK YOU! From the bottom of our hearts for putting up with us and for helping make our day perfect! You guys are the best!”

Abby S.

“I can’t thank all of you enough! Kevin may not remember me, but I did horse camp a few years there at the fairgrounds.  To be able to come back and have my wedding reception in the same place I had so many memories is a blessing! Thank you all again! It was a perfect day/night!”

Jordan E.

“I would love to plan another event here because it was beautiful and super easy to work with.”

Kayla M.

“Everything was prefect! Thank you for making my special day so wonderful!”

Sam K.

“Both the bartenders were extremely great, the security staff was also awesome and even helped us pack up boxes. Great experience overall. Appreciated all the help through this difficult year of wedding planning!”

Tara C.

The whole staff is phenomenal, they go over the top to make sure you are relaxed and ready for your big day.

Sarah F.

Looking for more information?

Would you like more information about how we can help you with your event needs? Call us at the Fair Office (563-588-1406) or email and Kevin or Brianna will follow up with you promptly.

Grand Ballroom


Saturday: $1,400

Friday: $1,000

Sunday: $800

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: $700.00

This is a wonderful venue for weddings, anniversaries, banquets, benefits, trade shows, and many other events. It can be utilized with varying set-ups and layouts.

*Our rentals do not include prior day set up. In order to guarantee set up the day before, you must book the day before as well.

2024 Banquet and Reception Booklet for Download – Click Here!

Outdoor Festival Garden

The Outdoor Festival Garden can accommodate groups of any size and rents for $400. It has a stage and an open air pavilion to make your ceremony perfect.

$400 for a 1 hour ceremony when you book the grand ballroom for your reception! Includes 75-100 Chair set up for the Festival Grounds.

5 Hour Rental for Festival Grounds Area for Ceremony and Reception: $600.00 – Includes Table and Chairs set up for 100, $15/hr per Bartender, and $30/hr for security.

Other Rental Pricing:

4-H Building:

Sunday – Friday: $600.00

Saturday: $700.00

Creative Arts Building:

Added to 4H Rental: $200.00

Solo Rent: $300.00

*For information on renting Show Barns, Parking Lot and other Grounds areas, feel free to call or email us.

Check out the virtual tour of our Grand Ballroom