Downtown Faribault Crazy Days

Crazy Days Press Release

Crazy Nights

Faribault Main Street

Faribault, MN July 24, 2015

For Immediate Release

Downtown Faribault holds Crazy Days July 31 and August 1

Downtown Faribault is going on a Blast from the Past during Crazy Days Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1. There will be great deals galore, sidewalk vendors, and fun for the whole family! Healthfinders will be providing free blood pressure checks, Big Brothers Big Sisters will hosting sidewalk chalk fun, and additionally, the new Rice County Sheriff and Faribault Police Department Mobile Command Center will be on site to be explore. Other fun includes the Rice County Water Patrol on hand to talk about invasive species, and hula hoop demonstrations.

Faribault Main Street Crazy Days committee chair and owner of Faribault Jeremy Chavis says “Crazy Days is going to be great this year, so come to downtown Faribault for great deals and be sure to come down for the new evening event Crazy Night Pub Crawl!”

 

About Faribault Main Street

The Faribault Main Street Program is a community-based effort to revitalize Faribault’s Central Business District. It is supported by the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and by the City of Faribault Economic Development Authority; however, it is open to members and non-members alike. This program is based on the National Main Street Approach that has been used in over 1,700 communities during the past 25 years. The Faribault Main Street Program is organized to unify the Central Business District, with emphasis on Central Avenue, to create an attractive destination in which businesses prosper, the community benefits and residents and visitors enjoy a quality downtown experience.

Contact

Email: Nort@faribaultmn.org or Kelly@faribaultmn.org

Website: www.FaribaultMainStreet.com

Phone: (507) 334-4382

Fall Festival: October 10

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Come to Central Avenue in downtown Faribault for kids parade, pumpkins and games. Don’t forget to taste all the chilis and vote for your favorite.

Date & Time Location Price
Saturday, October 10 Central Avenue
Faribault, MN, 55021
Free

Rick’s Restorations Tilt-a-Whirl Press Release

Rick’s Restorations Tilt-a-Whirl Press Release
Rick's Restorations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The History Channel series, American Restoration hosts Rick and Kelly Dale, will be in Minnesota on Thursday, June 18, to celebrate the placement of a Tilt-A-Whirl car, which was restored this past August on the popular cable show.  The car will be placed in the historic downtown as part of Faribault’s Heritage Days, which runs through the weekend.  Rick and Kelly will be available for local media interviews beginning at 6:00 am and throughout the morning until approximately 12 noon, at which time they need to proceed to Faribault for the placement ceremony at 3:00 pm.

Background: Herbert Sellner invented the Tilt-A-Whirl in 1926, at his Faribault, Minnesota, home.  Family legend states that Herbert experimented with a chair placed on the kitchen table. Herbert’s son, Art, sat in the chair while Herbert rocked the table back and forth.  Over the next year, the first 14 Tilt-A-Whirls were built in Herbert’s basement and yard. In 1927, Sellner Manufacturing opened its factory in Faribault and the ride debuted that year at the Minnesota State Fair.  Tilt-A-Whirl and other rides continued to be manufactured at the iconic Faribault facility until the company was sold in 2011.

Direct Contact:

Kelly Dale
Rick’s Restorations
Preferred contact via e-mail:  kellyandrickdale@gmail.com

Local Faribault Contact:

Tami Schluter
tami@historichutchhouse.com
507-384-3291

 

 

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Restored Tilt-a-Whirl Car Comes Home

Restored Tilt-a-Whirl Car Comes Home

Restored Tilt-a-Whirl Car

Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/10/2015

Nort Johnson
Faribault Area Chamber Of Commerce and Tourism
503 Wilson Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
507.334.4381
nort@faribaultmn.org

Restored Tilt-a-Whirl Car Comes Home

Faribault-made Icon Rebuilt by American Restoration to be Commemorated

Faribault, MN: Faribault Mayor John Jasinski announced today that a ceremony will take place on June 18th at 3:00 PM in Downtown Faribault to unveil an historic, locally made car from the popular Tilt-a-Whirl carnival ride. This particular car has gained notoriety after being the subject of a History Channel episode of American Restoration last season. Stars from the show Rick and Kelly Dale will be on hand to help in celebrating the permanent placement on the corner of Central Avenue and First Street NW, located in heart of the state’s largest non-metro historic district. The car will be a permanent fixture serving as a visitor photo prop and historic information marker.

Jasinski shared “This has been in the works for some time, several citizens and businesses worked together to make this interactive Icon become a reality in our downtown.   Great job to everyone involved!!”   “The restored car will certainly add an historic and fun element to our already popular Downtown” added Nort Johnson, Director of Community Marketing.

Herbert Sellner invented the Tilt-A-Whirl in 1926, at his Faribault, Minnesota, home. The first 14 Tilt-A-Whirls were built in Herbert’s basement and yard. In 1927 the ride debuted at the Minnesota State Fair. Tilt-A-Whirl and other rides continued to be manufactured at the iconic Faribault facility until the company was sold in 2011. Sellner is also credited with inventing the first waterslide in 1923.

The American Restoration episode entitled, “Boy Meets Whirl,” highlighted the restoration of an individual ride “car,” which was donated by Harley’s Auto Salvage in Faribault. The piece was donated with the stipulation that it would be used as a tourist attraction. Local business people Tami Schluter, of the Historic Hutchinson House B&B, and Peggy Keilen, of Faribo Air Conditioning & Heating initiated the project. “This has been an idea floating around Faribault for a long time,” said Keilen “it was just a matter of securing a car.” Once they had the car in their possession, Schluter e-mailed the show’s producer in New York. “I sent an e-mail late on a Thursday evening and the show’s producer called the next morning to say they were “very excited” about the project”.

The celebration is appropriately taking place during the annual Heritage Days Festival. Refreshments will be served at the ceremony and the Mayor’s Reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Alexander’s, also located in the Historic Downtown.

For more information:

Event                                                                                                                                

Nort Johnson
Faribault Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
507.334.4381
nort@faribaultmn.org

Project

Tami Schluter
Historic Hutchinson House B&B
305 NW 2nd Street Faribault, MN 55021
507.384.3291
tami@historichutchhouse.com

History Channel and to arrange interviews/appearances with Rick and Kelly Dale

Kelly Dale
Rick’s Restorations
Preferred contact via e-mail: kellyandrickdale@gmail.com