The Dubuque County Fair Association (DCFA) is a non-profit organization established in 1953, to plan and operate the Annual Dubuque County Fair. The Association has grown immensely in 52 years and the DCFA now offers visitors 96 acres of acutely manicured property, 3 rental facilities with a combined square footage of over 32,000 square feet of indoor space, adequate parking for thousands of cars, a 3/8 mile dirt race track, an outdoor Festival Area, experienced event planners and full service food and beverage amenities.
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, and our bar staff. An hourly fee will be charged for events requiring security or maintenance staff.
The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 people and rents for $700. Friday evening receptions in the Grand Ballroom rent for $350. 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.