Dubuque County Fair – TUESDAY FREE DAY!
Tuesday, July 23 Highlights
Admission to the fair is FREE Tuesday, all day, all ages!
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA
7 PM – Main Stage Concert: Doug Allen Nash—Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute
8 PM – Beer Garden Music: Pirate Over 50
Main Stage Concert: Doug Allen Nash—Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute Show @ 7 PM
Tickets: Free (Sponsored by Biechler Electric, Inc.)
Doug Allen Nash captures the appearance, vocals, speech, mannerisms, and spirit of Johnny Cash.
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules of entertainment, attraction, 4-H/FFA judging, and more as well as online registration for competitions of all kinds.
Free Daily Attractions Include: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville
Tuesday @ 4 PM–Midnight: $2 per ride. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
Indian Artifacts Demonstration
Tuesday, July 23 @ 4–5 PM
East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
Danny Garcia will share with us his enthusiasm and expertise about Indian Artifacts. Flintknapping demonstration! 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6-8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Whether you are new to canning or just need a refresher course, Canning 101 is a great starting point. In this hands-on class, co-founder Leslie Shalabi will show you how to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them months later. We will cover safety, equipment, and technique as we discuss the boiling water bath canning. This method will enable you to safely and confidently water bath can everything from jams to pickles. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.
Couples Aroma Touch Hand Massage
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Statera Upper Level
We connect, as we give, as we share, as we touch. Join together as we experience this quick and simple, yet impactful, form of human connection. Learn about aroma therapy and the power of touch. Receive a quick reference guide of the techniques you will learn and an oil sample. With Julie Haufe, Massage Therapist. $5 single/$10 couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.
Every Day Is Earth Day Movie Nite: Paris to Pittsburgh
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Canticle of Creation Center
This documentary brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. RSVP requested by July 22. Includes popcorn. Free will offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.
Dubuque County Fair
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.
Jackson County Fair
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.