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Dubuque County Fair Opens for the Week

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The 2011 Dubuque County Fair runs July 26-31 The 2011 Dubuque County Fair runs July 26-31
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque County Fair runs Tuesday through Sunday, and rides start up Tuesday afternoon.

General manager Jamie Blum said a new event this year caters to families.

"We have a great event coming up on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It's our first-annual Family Fun Olympics," she said. "We'll have five fun games to play, kind of a take off from 'A Minute to Win It,' so families can compete. We have a prize for everybody and grand prizes for the top three families."

She said plenty of people are drawn to the food.

"Oh my gosh, food is the best thing about the fair. Lemonade. You name it, we got it. Ice cream," Blum said.

Cheap Trick is playing the fair Friday, July 29 and Buckcherry is playing Saturday, July 30.

Admission to the fairgrounds is $8 for adults and free for children 11 years old and younger.

For more information, visit the Dubuque County Fair Website at http://www.dbqfair.com

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