The Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Event Center has several facilities to accommodate your event needs. Our normal rental rates 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.

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 submit our Event Contact Form:


Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 900 people and the rental rate for Saturday is $1000 for 2019. Friday evening receptions in the Grand Ballroom rent for $500, Sunday – Thursday for $450. Additional hours can be arranged in advance for an extra $100 per hour.

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


Outdoor Festival Garden

The Outdoor Festival Garden can accommodate groups of any size and rents for $225. It has a stage and an open air pavilion.

$100 for a 1 hour ceremony when you book the grand ballroom for your reception!

Check out the virtual tour of our Grand Ballroom