Welcome Anglers!

Dad and Boy FishThe Fishing Opener in Minnesota is May 10 and Faribault should be the place you should be. Why? Faribault has 10 lakes to choose from! This makes it easy to hop around the lakes and find the perfect spot. Did you know Faribault hosted the Governor’s Fishing Opener in 1985? Faribault was one of just 3 southern Minnesota locations to be a host city. Contact the Faribault Tourism office or look over the Lakes, Camping & Resort page in our brand new 2014 Visitor Guide for more information. The fish are biting here!

Faribault Area Balloon Rally & Airfest comes back this September!

www.faribaultairfest.com

Faribault Municipal Airport

  • Hot Air Balloon Launches
  • Aerobatic Performances
  • Aerobatic Racing
  • Aircraft Displays
  • Classic Car Show
  • Airplane Rides
  • Glider Rides
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Food Vendors
  • Bring the whole family
Ticket Information
Adults   $10
Kids 5-17 yrs $5
Kids <5 FreeFREE PARKING!Spectators purchase wristbands as they drive into the event parking area. Friday night spectators will be granted readmission for the all-day Saturday event, so keep your wristband on.Please be advised that spectators will have a short walk (approx. 250 yards) from the main parking area to the main event area.

Handicap Parking will be available at the main airport building.

AIRFEST SCHEDULE

Friday Sep 13

4:00 PM   Gates Open to the Public
 
4:45 PM   “Teaser” Air Show Acts

5:00 PM    Hot Air Balloon Inflation & Launch

6:30 PM    Night Glow / Ring of Fire

Saturday Sep 14

6:00 AM      Gates Open to the Public 

6 AM-6 PM Classic Car Show

6 AM-8 AM  Hot Air Balloon Inflation & Launch

12:00 PM  National Anthem                
                   Air Show Acts            
                   Parachute Jump            
       Car Demo 

3:00 PM    Air Show Acts

5:00 PM    Hot Air Balloon Inflation & Launch

Note: Events and activities are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Faribault Airfest and Balloon Rally is Returning in 2013!

The organizers of the Faribault Airfest and Balloon Rally have announced that the event will be returning in 2013! The Airfest and Balloon Rally will be held on September 13&14 at the Faribault Airport.
This very fun and successful event needed to be postponed that last couple of years due to major construction at the Faribault Airport where the event was held. Organizers did not want a smaller or watered down event while trying to side-step the construction, so they felt they should just hold off and come back full-throttle with another great event. Details of everything that will be happening at this year’s event are being planned now. Check back to this website or contact the Tourism office at the Faribault Chamber for more details in the Spring.