2017 Festival Highlights

Water Battles to be held on Saturday, August 5th at A. F. Dobhler Hose, 37 Walnut Street. Registration information and rules can be acquired by visiting our "GET INVOLVED" page.

2016 Festival Highlights

This just in! Announcing the 2016 Miss Girard Beauty Pagnent! Full rules and applications can be found under the Get Involved section of our website.

We are proud to announce that the 2016 Dan Rice Days Parade Grand Marshall is Carolyn Baxter. Congratulations!!!

Check out our newest addition --- The Front Porch Decorating Contest!!! Full rules can be found under Get Involved but prizes being awarded are as follows:

1st Place: Best of Show $100.00

2nd Place: Most Creative $50.00

3rd Place: Best Curbside Appeal $25.00

Get involved in the variety of different activities this year, from the parade, to the front porch decorating contest, to the 5K race. To wee the full list of activities, please refer to the section entitled Get Involved.

Returning this year will be music in two different venues, the Main Stage in Wells Park and the Culbertson House Porch; and as always, great crafters and the longest parade in West County.

2016 Artisian, Crafters and Vendor fees have been updated. See the Vendor Information or Get Involved.

2015 Festival Highlights

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

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