2017 Rice County Farm Family of the Year

Steve and Elaine Trnka Family

Elaine, Steve, Greg, granddaughter Laura, and Eric Trnka Farm Family of the Year.

Congratulations to Gretchen Hohrman 1st attendant(left) , Lauen Wieber(center) Fair Queen, and Madison Jenrich (right) 2nd attendant and Miss Congeniality. Enjoy the year of parades, events and this busy week at the fair.


  • Kathleen Cap, President
  • Dave Miller, Vice President
  • Tara Langevin, 2nd Vice President
  • Sandy Flom, Treasurer
  • Marcia Simon, Secretary
  • John Dvorak, Fair Management / Secretary


  • International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Minnesota Federation of County Fairs
  • Minnesota State Agricultural Society


The Rice County Fairgrounds are now smoke free except in the designated areas. The exhibit buildings, barns and children's ride areas were always smoke free we are just extending. Please reference page 6 of the Premium book by clicking on the link below. Please use these areas as we want to keep the grounds cleaner and safer for all. This does includes regular cigarettes and e-cigs.