Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival – August 8th

Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival

Faribault’s Biggest Block party is back. Attracting over 6000 people last year, this years festival has all your favorite elements from years past. Food Vendors, Beer Garden, 12 Hours of Live Music, BBQ Contest, Home Brewing Contest, Washers Tournament, Pull Tabs, Art Fair, Family Activities, Kids Area and More.

Date & Time Location Price
Saturday, August 8th Paradise Center for the Arts
321 Central Avenue
Faribault, MN, 55021


Pet Parade – August 6th

Pet Parade

The Faribault Pet Parade is a long-stnading tradition (77th annual). The event sparks the creativity of community members and gives their beloved pets an opportunity to strut their stuff. however, you don’t need a pet to join this parade, simply consider the theme and prepare accordingly. See the Faribault Park & Recreation Facebook page for photos from last year’s event.

Date & Time Location Price
Thursday, August 6th Faribault Park & Recreation
15 Division Street W
Faribault, MN, 55021


Carv-Fest – August 6th – 8th


Carv-Fest is brought to you by the Ivan Whillock Family in Faribault, Minnesota. This festival started as an anniversary party for the Whillock’s and their carving friends. Over the past 9 years it has grown to be a Midwestern carving favorite …. little bit of carving, little bit of music … lots of friends! Be sure to register for your classes early … we have filled 95 to 100% of the openings each year!

Date & Time Location Price
August 6th – 8th Alexander Park
1816 2nd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN, 55021
$10 – &50


Rice County Fair – July 21st – 26th

Rice County Fair

Grandstand Entertainment
Free Stage Entertainment
Senior Day
Horse Shows
Demolition Derby
Beer Garden
Passport to Fun
Hog Calling Contest
Apple Pie Contest

Date & Time Location Price
July 21st – 26th Alexander Park
1816 2nd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN, 55021

Faribault Heritage Days – June 17th

Faribault Heritage Days

Carnival at the Park
Faribault Woolen Mill Tours
Concerts in Central Park
City-Wide Garage Sale
Bingo in Central Park
Mayor’s Reception
Free Family Fun Night & Karaoke
Stone House Bus Tours
Craft Show

Date & Time Location Price
Wednesday, June 17th – Sunday, June 21st Central Park
525 3rd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN, 55021


Flea Market – May 9th

Flea Market

Date & Time Location Price
Saturday, May 9th Rice County Historical Society
1814 2nd Street NW
Faribault, MN, 55021


The Paranormal Affair – April 24th

The Paranormal Affair

With public interest in all-things paranormal at an all-time high, Faribault Park & Rec has gather paranormal investigators and practioners from around the state for a two-day expo! The event explores topics like ghosts, hauntings and other meta-physical phenomena.

Date & Time Location Price
 220811_.png Friday April 24th Washington Recreation  Center
117 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN, 55021
 $10 – $15


History Channel Features Faribault Icon – See it on Display Now!

History Channel Features Faribault Icon- the Tilt-A-Whirl!

Did you happen to see the American Restoration episode called “Boy Meets Whirl” on the History Channel in August?
The episode featured the refurbishment of a tilt-a-whirl, which as you should know was invented and manufactured in Faribault for over 80 years.

Now you can see that exact Tilt-A-Whirl on display in downtown Faribault, right now it is on display in front of Mill City Restaurant and soon it will move to its permanent home on Central Avenue (Downtown Faribault) next to Burkhartzmeyer’s Shoe store.

tilt-a-whirl downtown faribault

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!

Hometown Holidays in Beautiful Downtown Faribault