One of the little touches that make the Rice County Fair, in Faribault, a fun place to spend a summer afternoon or evening are all the photo opportunities placed throughout the fair - great places to have the kids sit and take a picture of them or where you and friends can take a group selfie.

This morning Power 96's sister station, The Mighty 920 KDHL, was hosting the 2017 Rice County Best of the Best Agriculture Awards. I was in charge of setting up the sound equipment for this event. After making sure that the show had gotten on the air without any problems, I decided to take a walk around the fairgrounds and take some pictures of these places where you can capture your Rice County Fair memories and share them with you.

There's a Tea Cup from a Spinning Tea Cups ride just a short distance away from the Power 96 booth near the Midway Stage, a repainted Spinning Apple in the outdoor seating area of the Beer Garden, Wally the Alligator resides near the Tilt-A-Whirl, there's another Spinning Apple and farm-related face cut-outs near the Children's Barnyard, a giraffe near the Funhouse, face cut-outs of Liz Strohfus and Bruce Smith near the Rice County Historical Society Museum and perfectly comfortable benches scattered throughout the midway with the many rides as backdrops.

Here are some of the photo ops to look for:

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    Spinning Tea Cup

    There's a Tea Cup from a Spinning Tea Cups ride just a short distance away from the Power 96 booth near the Midway Stage

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    Blue Spinning Apple

    Spinning Apple in the outdoor seating area of the Beer Garden.

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  • 3

    Wally Alligator

    Found Wally Alligator on the Midway near the Tilt-A-Whirl.

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    Red Spinning Apple & Farmer Face Cut-Outs

    I wandered over to the Dianne Hohrman Children's Barnyard and found these fun photo opportunities.

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    Farm Animal Face Cut-Outs

    I found these frolicking farm animal face cut-outs by the Dianne Hohrman Children's Barnyard.

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    Giraffe

    This long-necked denizen of the fair resides by the fun house.

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    Liz Strohfus & Bruce Smith

    The Liz Strohfus and Bruce Smith face cut-outs are set up over by the Rice County Historical Society's church and school.

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    Bench

    Just kick back and relax and have your memories captured on one of the many benches scattered throughout the midway.

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