County fair season is off and running across southern Minnesota. This week, it's time for the Rice County Fair in Faribault.

The 2023 Rice County Fair runs this Wednesday (7/19) through Sunday (7/22) at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault.

It's five big days of food, fun, attractions, entertainment, rides, music, competitions, grandstand events and more.

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The Rides

There are no 'Passport to Fun' passes being sold in 2023, so here's the daily scoop on the rides & midway this year.

  • Wednesday: Midway opens at 1:00 pm
    Arm Bands - $30 per person (unlimited rides 1pm to 8pm)
  • Thursday: Kiddy Midway opens at 10:30 am, Midway opens at 1:00 pm
    Arm Bands - $30 per person (unlimited rides 1pm to 8pm)
  • Friday: Midway opens at 12 pm
    Arm Bands -$30 per person  unlimited rides 12pm to 8pm)
  • Saturday: Midway opens at 12 pm
    Arm Bands - $30 per person (unlimited rides 12pm to 8pm)
  • Sunday: Midway opens at 1 pm
    Arm Bands - $30 per person (unlimited rides 1pm to 7pm)

The Grandstand

2023 grandstand ticket pricing $15 for ages 13 and up. $10 for kids 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under get in free.

  • Wednesday, July 19th: Enduro Auto Races at 6:00 pm.
  • Thursday, July 20th: Midwest All-Star Wrestling at 6:30 pm.
  • Friday, July 21st: Barnes PRCA Rodeo at 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, July 22nd: UPM Truck & Tractor Pull at 7:00 pm.
  • Sunday, July 23rd: Demolition Derby at 4:00 pm.

Magic shows, bingo, horse shows, daily prize drawings, vendors & exhibitors, 4H and FFA exhibits, tons of live music, beer garden -- the list goes on and on, and you can visit the Rice County Fair website here for all the details.

We'll see you there!


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