Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Wednesday July 20, 2016 6:30 pm

Looking for Local bands to compete in a Battle of the Bands at the Rice County Fair. You will be competing in the Grandstand on Wednesday night, make sure to tell all your friends. We will have the rules and more information to come so please keep checking back on the website or the Rice County Fair Facebook page.

Rice County Fair Queen Royalty

Do you know a young lady that would want to run for the 2016 Rice County Fair Queen? You don't need to be active in 4-H but you have to have a passion for the Rice County Fair and all the events that go on throughout the week and the year. You will represent Rice County in the local parades and other gatherings during the year. The deadline for contestants is June 27, 2016.

2015 Rice County Fair Royalty: ( left to right) Jane Ludwig 2nd attendant, Queen Breannca Bussert, 1st attendant Hannah Thompson

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


Do you know a Senior Citizen that volunteers, helps out at luncheons, or is always working behind the scenes? If you do then that person should be nominated for Senior Citizen of the Year! The deadline to nominate this person is July 8, 2016. Click on the link below for the nomination form.

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

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

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