Who will wear the crown?

These four young women are running for the 2018 Rice County Fair Queen. Good Luck and we will see who wins the 2018 Rice County Fair Queen. Running this year are (left to right) Hannah Singh from Northfield, Megan Vikla from Lonsdale, Gretchen Hohrman from Northfield and Zoe Nassif from Dennison. The coronation will take place on the opening night of the fair Tuesday July 17 at 7:00 pm on the Sellner Midway Stage.

2018 Fair Food Vendors!

2018 Fair Food Vendors!

I-35 is being worked on on the way to Faribault and there will be backups. So please plan accordingly and give yourself plenty of time to get to the Fair. Click the link below to be updated on the current delays.

Thowback Fair Photos

Celebrating the 145th Year of the Fair

This summer we will be celebrating the 145th year of the Rice County Fair. In honor of that we will be posting fair photos from years past. We want to see what oldies that you would like to share with us for our celebration please email them to: ricecountyfaircontest@gmail.com. We will create an album and have it on the Rice County Fair Facebook Page. We hope to get a lot of photos!

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July 19th Come See Biodiesel and Minnesota’s move to B20.

July 19th Come See Biodiesel and Minnesota’s move to B20.

The truck is an F550 that was custom built by the Diesel Sellerz, stars of the hit Discovery show, The Diesel Brothers. Known for their big truck builds, this unique partnership, puts Minnesota’s soybean farmers on a national platform for telling the story of biodiesel and how that helps farmers, the economy and our environment. This investment by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is all about promoting biodiesel and the future of this renewable fuel in Minnesota.

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 the map by clicking 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.

There are No Dogs allowed on the Rice County Fairgrounds during the week of the Rice County Fair. Service dogs or Service dogs in training are allowed. This is for the safety of all visitors to the fair. Thank you for understanding.


  • 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