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

Don’t Drink the Water: September 18 – 20 & 24 – 26

dont drink the water

Don’t Drink the Water

Written by Woody Allen and premiered on Broadway on November 17, 1966, playing 598 performances at three different Broadway theaters, Don’t Drink the Water is a cascade of comedy. This affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. It’s not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even have time to fall in love. Contact the Paradise Center for the Arts for additional information.

Date & Time Location Price
September 18-20
September 24-26
7:30 pm
(2:00 pm on the 20th)
Paradise Center for the Arts
321 Central Ave
Faribault, MN 55021
$14 Members
$15 Non Members
$10 Students

 

Taste of Faribault: September 17

Taste of Faribault

23rd Annual Taste of Faribault

Come to the American Legion to sample menu selections from the best dining and beverage options in Faribault. 25+ vendors – food, beer, wine and music. Purchase tickets starting September 1 from the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism(507) 334-4381.

Date & Time Location Price
Thurs. September 17
5 pm – 8 pm
American Legion
112 5th St NE
Faribault, MN 55021
$15/ticket

 

International Festival Faribault: August 22

international festival

International Festival Faribault

This will be the 10th annual festival. Experience the many cultures of Faribault.  Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Jugglers, Flag Ceremony, Aztec & African Dancers,  Silent Auction,  Kids Activities, International Music,  Food From Around the World.

Date & Time Location Price
August 22
10 am – 4 pm
Central Park
2nd Ave NW
Faribault, MN, 55021
Free