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62nd Annual Dubuque County Fair

Posted on July 23, 2015

July 28–August 2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The Dubuque County Fair, described by organizers as “The Six Best Days of Summer” returns July 28 to August 2 with a full schedule, jam-packed with fun things to see and do for the whole family. This year’s fair is the 62nd for the annual event, held as always at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds just west of the city on Old Highway Road.

Story By Mike Ironside
Photos by Bob Felderman

Everything Photography: New Location, New Opportunities

Posted on July 23, 2015

Story By Shelby Dill
Photos by Everything Photography

In December of 2012, Sean MacDonald opened the store Everything Photography here in Dubuque. Over the past few years, the store has provided a place for individuals to develop their passion for photography, while giving others a resource for their business or hobby. Now in a new location on 1st and Main, Everything Photography is continuing to do just that and more.

Jackson County Fair

Posted on July 07, 2015

July 29–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)

The Jackson County Fair returns with five days of summer fun, July 29 through August 2. The annual event hosted by the Jackson County Fairgrounds on the east edge of Maquoketa will feature the usual fair favorites of rides, food, contests and displays, plus nightly entertainment that includes a miniature rodeo, stock car races, a truck and tractor pull, a concert by Montgomery Gentry, and the ever-popular “Night of Destruction.”

Scott Thomas & the Birth of Buzz Entertainment Group

Posted By Bryce Parks on July 07, 2015

Scott Thomas’ love of live music started when his dad took him to see Johnny Cash when he was 8 years old. Today, Scott has been booking live music events in the Tri-States for more than 20 years, from the days of putting on teen dances at Riverside Bowl, to track acts at the Brass Ring (popular pop artists singing to recorded backing tracks), to creating recognizable ongoing festivals like Kickoff to Summer and Summer’s Last Blast, and eventually to the man behind the music at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. If there was a national act visiting Dubuque, chances are Scott was involved somehow.

Fever River Outfitters—Now in Dubuque!

Posted Shelby Dill on June 18, 2015

Fever River Outfitters, located in the humble tourist town of Galena, has specialized in mid-west recreation for over thirteen years. It has been quite the unexpected journey for owner, Deb Malone. While she recognized early a need for recreation within the area, her store has gone far beyond the initial vision.