University of Minnesota Extension and the Sustainable Farming Association are holding a hands-on workshop focused on the utilization of temporary energized fencing on the farm.

Kent Solberg, the Sustainable Farming Association’s Livestock and Grazing Specialist will discuss how an energized fence works, how temporary fences fit in grazing/cropping situations, and he will also discuss various options for temporary livestock fence equipment as well as cover how to install and maintain these temporary fences. If weather permits – meaning there is no lightning – the workshop will also involve hands-on use of energized temporary fence materials for participants.

The hands-on workshop is free for attendees thanks to our generous sponsor, K Fence Inc. of Zumbro Falls, and will be held on Friday June 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on the Rice County Fairgrounds. (1900 Fairground Drive #17 Faribault, MN 55021).

To register, you can visit or call the Rice County Extension office at 507-332-6165. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required for this free event.

2017 Rice County Farm Family of the Year

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.

2017 Rice County Fair Royalty

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.

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: 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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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.

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