Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year

Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year

Carmen Tripp




Passport to Fun Unlimited Ride Tickets are still for sale at Hy-Vee in Faribault. Please swing on by the Hy-Vee in Faribault to pick up your ride pass. Enjoy unlimited rides all week long.

Daycare Day and          Kids Day

Daycare Day is Thursday July 21, 2016. There will be many free acts and entertainment through out the day. Registered Daycare Providers watch your mail for more information. There is a special Arm Band price for all other non daycare kids that day $25 from 1:00 pm to closing of the rides.

Friday is Kids Day and again there are many free shows and events. Please keep checking back on the Kids Activities page. The Arm Band ride special is $20 from Noon to 5 pm.

The Passport to Fun Unlimited Ride passes are for sale now. They will be sold only at: Hy-Vee of Faribault and the Rice County Fair Board office located near the Grandstand. Save your money. The photos for those passes will be taken at the fair located at the Carnival Office located just north of Barn #1. Tuesday July 19 from 3-6 pm
Wednesday-Saturday Noon - 9 pm


  • Tim Hoover, President
  • Kathy Cap, 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.

Drop Off  Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop Off Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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