The 70th Annual Dubuque County Fair

by Connie Cherba

Mark your calendars! The 70th annual Dubuque Co. Fair is set to kick off on July 25th and will run through the 30th, offering tasty fair food and beverages, engaging livestock shows, talent and arts competitions, gritty sand volleyball, a smashing demolition derby, a thrilling midway carnival, daily beer garden bands, first-class mainstage concerts, and more.

The Dubuque County Fair is Iowa’s oldest county fair, tracing its origins all the way back to 1845. The first Dubuque County Fair at the current Fairgrounds was held the summer of 1954 on 66 acres of land the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors leased to the Dubuque County Fair Association (DCFA), a non-profit organization established in 1953 to plan and operate the annual Dubuque County Fair.

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