2015 Festival Highlights

Highlights for the 2015 Dan Rice Days Festival include: Bike Rodeo, Bike Patrol with the Police Department, Clown Contest, Crafters in the Park, Live Entertainment and Music Performances at two differnt venues, Wine and Cheese Tasting, Photo Contest, Clown Contest, Apple Pie Baking Contest, Civil War Living History Preformers, Bathtub Races, Family Street Dance, Amish Bake Sale, Merchant Auction,plus much more. Be sure to check out our schedule of events for the latest information.

The Kelly Miller Circus will once again hold performances on the Girard Highschool's Softball Fields, located off of Lake Street on Saturday, July 18th to kick off Dan Rice Days. Watch the circus roll into town early in the morning and setup for the day's activities including the elephants raising the big top. More information will follow as it becomes available.

2015 Parade Grand Marshall ----- Girard Highschool Class of 1965

2014 Festival News - Event Summary

The Dan Rice Days Committee donated the following amounts to the following organizations from the proceeds of the 2014 Dan Rice Festival:

Edinboro University Education Department --- $100.00

Rice Avenue Community Library ----- $500.00

Zem Zem Shriners Childrens Hospital ----- $100.00

Girard Hometown Hero Fund ----- $600.00

West County Food Pantry -----$200.00

Erie Explorers ----- $100.00

In addition to the above listed donations, the Dan Rice Days Committee also donated $365.00 to repair the Wells Park Clock located on the north side of Main Street and paid out $306.00 in prize money during the festival. We owould like to thank you once again for supporting the 2014 Dan Rice Festival.


Dan Rice Days Committee received $360.00 from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. Thank you!

2013 Festival News

The following donations were made by the Dan Rice Committee from the proceeds from this year's festival. We thank everyone who supported us in 2013.

$500 given to the Elk Creek Recreation Board

$500 given to the Commuity Library

$500 given to Hazel Kibler Museum

$300 given to the Community Food Pantry

$100 given to Elk Vally Playground Fund

$100 given to Shriners Childrens Hospital