Dubuque gatherings for food lovers

Cobb (Wis.) Corn Fest, Aug. 7-11: About 10 miles northwest of Mineral Point. tiny.cc/83twiy

Corkless in Galena (Ill.) Wine Festival, noon-7 p.m., June 22: Takes place along the Galena River. corklessgalena.com

Potosi (Wis.) Firemen’s Catfish Festival, Aug. 11.: There’s a morning parade and fish to follow.potosiwisconsin.com/area-events.

Manchester (Iowa) Bacon-N-Hops Fest, Aug. 3.: Downtown event featuring a popular combo. tiny.cc/uplqky

Elizabeth (Ill.) Midwest Garlic Festival, Aug. 10-11.: A longtime, popular and spicy local event. tiny.cc/mnuwiy

Elkader (Iowa) Sweet Corn Days, July 25-28.: A cornucopia of cob-covered fun. facebook.com/sweetcorndays

Manchester (Iowa) Rhubarb on the River, June 1.: Along with the rhubarb, there’s music and kids activities. tinyurl.com/yazmq2re

Muscoda (Wis.) Morel Festival, May 18-19.: You won’t have to hunt them at this 36th annual event. muscoda.com/

Strawberry Point (Iowa) Strawberry Days, June 7-9.: There’s a parade, truck and tractor pulls and, of course, fruit. strawberrypt.com

Taste of Dubuque and Taste on Tap, 5-10:30 p.m., Aug. 1.: Beer-tasting, live music and lots of food. www.rivermuseum.com

Dubuque gatherings for music loversAmerica’s River Festival, June 21-22: Friday, Elizabeth Mary, Blackhawk and Clint Black; Saturday, Pure Prairie League, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band. americasriverfestival.com

Colts Music on the March, July 12: Talented drum & bugle corps from around the country converge on Dalzell Field at 7 p.m. www.colts.org/

Dubuque County Fair, July 23-28: Main stage will feature Chris Young and Carlton Anderson on Friday; Dennis Deyoung: The music of STYXand Gin Blossoms on Saturday. dbqfair.com

Dubuque … and all that Jazz: This year’s Friday schedule starts on June 15. Held under the Town Clock, downtown. 563-588-4400.

Irish Hooley, Aug. 24: Always a popular musical night, Skerryvore will headline at 8:45. Dubuque Star Brewery. irishhooley.org

Music in the Gardens, Sundays (June, July and August): Starting at 6:30. Variety of music styles offered. dubuquearboretum.net/

Rock & Roll Rewind, Aug. 2-3: Dubuque tri-state area bands of the past reunite at the Mississippi Moon Bar. facebook.com/RocknRollRewind

Summer Free Concert Series, The Tri-State Wind Symphony, Eagle Point Band Shell. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. tsws.org

tri-state area music gatheringsAsbury (Iowa) Music in the Park, July 13: The annual city celebration features a variety of fun activities. tiny.cc/d8dtjy

Brews & Blues, Lancaster, Wis., June 15: These brews will not give you the blues. brewsandblueswi.com

Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa: A cool barn boasts the stage for live music at this venue. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com

Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival, Marquette, Iowa, June 22: The live music will be an added bonus for beer and wine aficionados. tiny.cc/l2utjy

NW IL Art and Jazz Fest, Stockton, Ill., July 20-21: View the art along with local wines/beers and live jazz music. facebook.com/nwilartfest

Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Prairie du Chien, Wis., July 26-27: Singers and bands from around the region will perform. prairiedogblues.com

Southwest Music Festival, Platteville, Wis., July 20: This musical event culminates Platteville’s Hometown Festival Week. tiny.cc/leeiky

Stockton (Ill.) Willow Folk Festival, Aug. 10-11: One of the only events in the area to feature folk. willowfolkfestival.com/

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