Who wants to be the Rice County Fair Queen

If you know of young lady that would like to tun for the Rice County Fair Queen? If you want to run for Rice County Fair Queen Click on the link below and fill out the Application. Some of the Prizes include: Diamond Pendant-Chappuis Jewelry-Faribault (Queen)
11 x14-Portrait and Sitting-Paul Swenson Photography
Faribault (Queen)
Tiaras-Frandsen Bank & Trust-Dundas
1st National Bank-Northfield
Sashes-Design Specialties/Karen Bussert-Faribault
Fair Buttons-Potential Unlimited-Waterville
Flower Bouquets-Reliance Bank/Hy-Vee-Faribault
Wrist Corsages-State Bank of Faribault (all Candidates)
Charm-Community Resource Bank-Northfield
1 ST United Bank-Faribault
Parade Banner-Design Specialties/Karen Bussert
Interview Dinners-per Individual Sponsor
Interview Dinner Host-Basher’s Bar and Grill-Faribault
Educational Scholarship-David & Lynn Gross
Moose Lodge, and Women of the Moose of Faribault

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 z.umn.edu/tempfence 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.

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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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