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Magazine featuring the schedules and events for the 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair.


  • July 24 th thru July 29 th

  • On Tuesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 26th, if you are in

    the gates by 3:00 pm, you get in for

    FREE! In by 3pm on Tuesday and Thursday - Free Admission

    Stamps for re-admittance only given after 3pm.

    No Refunds No Rain Checks No Road Parking No Skateboards No Roller Blades No Roller Shoes

    59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 2 July 24 through July 29, 2012

    $ 45.00 (includes 6 Admissions and a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Kellie Pickler Hillside Concert Ticket) Advance Admission Ticket Books are available at the

    Dubuque County Fair Office, at the locations listed below.

    You must purchase advance ticket books before July 20

    GATE INFORMATION Adults (12 & Over) Must Have An Admission Ticket

    Everyone except children 11 years and under, as listed on the schedule below, must have proper Official Admission Tickets - including employees, Fair Officials, Exhibitors, Concessionaires, Delivery Personnel, 4-H Exhibitors, Judges & the General Public.

    Schedule Of Fair Admission Prices 12 Years & Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9.00 Children Age 11 & Under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE

    Save Big with a Dubuque County Fair


    Dubuque - All Kwik Stops, Theisens , Hendricks Feed, McGovern Hardware Dyersville - Kwik Stop Epworth - DB&T, Silkers Farley - DB&T, Greenwood Grocery

    N O

    C A R R Y - I N S

    DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION Fairgrounds open at 8:00 am daily. Creative Arts Building open:

    Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Fri. Noon to 8:00 pm

    4-H Community Center open: Tues. thru Sat. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sun Noon to 7:00 pm

    Kitchen Craft Commercial Exhibit Building open: Tues. thru Sat. 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Sunday 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Outdoor Exhibit Park open: Tuesday thru Saturday 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    ACRES OF FREE PARKING plus... Preferred Parking (Across From Fairgrounds) - $5.00 Daily Motorcycle Parking in Preferred Parking Lot - No Charge*

    *sponsored by Dubuque Harley-Davidson

    No Carry-In Food or Beverages Including Alcoholic Beverages

    Holy Cross - DB&T, Schmitt Implement Luxemburg - Ungs Shopping Center Peosta - Fidelity State Bank Sageville - Eichmans Sherrill - Breitbachs Feed

    Free Shuttle Service from Parking Lots to Gates

    See See Page 4 Page 4

    to find out to find out how you can win how you can win

    $ 1000s $ 1000s in groceries in groceries

    & gas!! & gas!!

  • 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 3 July 24 through July 29, 2012 CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE Reserved Seating is available for our Big Shows! Ticket prices do not include gate admission.

    There are no free seats for the Friday and Saturday Evening Concerts. Everyone needs a ticket to see the show!

    Grandstands open at 6:30pm Concerts start at 7:30pm

    Order tickets by calling 563-588-1999 or online at www.dbqfair.com You can also get them in person at the Fair Office!

    $ 1.00 service fee per ticket for online or phone orders.

    Friday, July 27 Kellie Pickler with Neil Hewitt

    Festival Area $35* Reserved Grandstand $25* General Admission $15* Hillside Seats - $5* (Hillside On Sale Starting July 23 on Grounds)

    *Does not include Gate Admission.

    and Kari & Billy

    Saturday, July 28 Three Days

    Grace w ith

    Black Stone Cherry & Cavo

    Festival Area $35* Reserved Grandstand $30* General Admission $20*

    Hillside Seats $10* (Hillside On Sale Starting July 23 on Grounds)

    *Does not include Gate Admission.

  • 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 4 July 24 through July 29, 2012

    If you cant make it to the fair but want to purchase tickets, call the fairgrounds office at 563-588-1406.

    G R E A T

    Grocery Giveaway

    T h e D

    u b u q u e C o u n t y F a i r s YOU COULD WIN



    The Dubuque County Fair Association is proud to bring back the Great Grocery Give-Away! Raffle tic kets will be sold for $20.00 each from now through the 2012 Dubuque County Fair. Only 2,000 Tickets will be sold! Each evening of the fair two lucky tickets will be drawn and each winner will receive a $1,000 Hy-Vee Gift Card. Need not be present to win, BUT, if the winner is present on the grounds and reports to the grandstand ticket office at the top of the grandstands within 15 minutes of the drawing, they will r eceive a BONUS $250 Gift Card!! Each ticket will be eligible for all 12 drawings. Proceeds from the Great Grocery Giveaway will go toward capital improvement projects at the fairgrounds.

    Sponsored in part by:

    Tickets available during the Fair at the information booth at the entrance to the

    Kitchen Craft Commercial Exhibit Building.

    Is Back at the Fair! Only 25 Per


    Tuesday thru Friday from 11am to 3pm

    in the Hy-Vee Big Top Tent

    Watch for information about a special RTA shuttle that will run from Kennedy Circle to the Fairgrounds every day during the fair. Hours. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun. Noon to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday Noon to 11 pm. The riders will pay $ 1.00 each way and then receive a coupon for $ 1.00 off admission.

  • 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 5 July 24 through July 29, 2012



    COURTNEY EHRLICH COURTNEY EHRLICH COURTNEY EHRLICH Courtney is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Ehrlich. She graduated

    from Beckman Catholic High School in 2011. Courtney is sponsored by

    Dubuque Bank and Trust.

    2013 DUBUQUE CO. FAIR QUEEN CANDIDATES Fair Queen contestants must be attending or have graduated from high school. They must reside in Dubuque County along with at least one parent or guardian. They must be an active member of at least one service organization such as Girl Scouts, church group, 4-H, etc.

    Alison Green, Cascade, IA She is the daughter of Dennis & Amy Green and has graduated from Cascade High School. She plans to attend Northeast Iowa Community College. Her sponsor is Wayne Feed.

    Stacey Sigwarth, Holy Cross, IA She is the daughter of Jerry and Joan Sigwarth and will be a Senior at Western Dubuque High School. Her sponsor is Jerrys Tractor Repair. A committee of judges will select the Dubuque County Fair Queen.

    Judging will be based on personality, awareness, leadership, citizenship, contributions to the community as well as overall appearance, charm and poise.

    L-R: Austin Ockenfels, Holy Cross Home Helpers (4-H King); Megan Rauen, Farley Wranglers (4-H Queen ); Molly Kluesner, New Vienna Future Leaders (4-H Princess); Andy Kruse, Farley Wranglers (4-H Prince)


  • EVERYONE CAN ENTER!!! Dubuque County Fair Creative

    Arts Exhibition Come join the fun in our Creative Arts Building during the 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair. Whether youre an

    old pro or a beginner with your creative talents, be sure to enter your projects for ribbons and oth er prizes. Everyone is welcome to enter, and entry is FREE ! If you have questions about entering the 2012 Dubuque County Fair Creative Arts Competition or want to download

    entry forms, just log on to the Dubuque County Fairs Website at www.dbqfair.com or feel free to cal l the fairgrounds office at 588-1406 for more information on how to enter the competition. Entries must be postmarked by July 11th!

    Q Q W h a t c a n I e n t e r i n t h e f a i r ? A A A N Y T H I N G ! ! ! Heres just a small

    list of ideas:


    Candle making Home decorations Holiday decorations Birdhouses Wood refinishing Woodworking Homemade dolls & toys Original artwork

    Needlework Quilting Beadwork Memory books Embossing Stamping Painting Stamp collections

    Flower arranging Knitting Tomatoes Salsa Apple pie Cookies/Candies Clothing Dubuque souvenirs

    59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 6 July 24 through July 29, 2012

    1. All General Creative Rules Apply to the Kids Korner Rules. 2. All kids up to and including age 14 may exhibit in the Kids Korner

    division. Entries for Divisions E&F are not restricted by this rule. 3. An Exhibitor may enter any class. Division E&F entries must be sent to the chairpersons of those divisions. 4. Six Best of Show ribbons may be awarded. 5. The management will use the utmost care to guard and protect exhibits; however, we cannot and will not be held liable. 6. All kids ages must be included on the entry form.

    Kids Korner Rules & Regulations

    Thank You DRA As you look around the fairgrounds, many improvements have been made with the help of the DRA and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate their support!


    Mixes in a Jar Trash to Treasure Novelty Vegetable / Fruit Largest Potato, Pumpkin, Squash, Tomato, Watermelon, Zucchini

    Most Unusual Vegetable Most Unusual Fruit Best Decorative Fruit or Vegetable

  • 59th Annual Dubuque County Fair Page 7 July 24 through July 29, 2012


    EXHIBITORS While at the fair this year, make sure you take time to stroll through the outside exhibit area and stop in the Kitchen Craft Commercial Exhibit Bui