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.

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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.