The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (RMWF) is back and day 1 is in the books.
This year, the fair is celebrating 115 years of bringing top entertainment, world-class horse show jumping, heavy horse competitions, livestock displays and sales, as well as many other things we all love about agriculture.
The RMWF is one of Western Canada's largest ag events, and the largest annual event held in Brandon each year. It has always been held during spring break and it's one of only 2 fairs in Canada to receive the 'Royal' designation from Queen Elizabeth II.
General Manager for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, the host of the RMWF, Mark Humphreys, says the entire week is full of fantastic events right till the end of Saturday evening's main stage show at the Westoba Place Main Arena!
"Ticket sales are looking really well," shares Humphreys, "and interest is back and the trade show is up! And the weather is on our side this week! The weather forecast is looking very good for the Fair!"
Over 100 exhibitors are joining the RMWF this year, a substantial increase from last year, when one of the large event rooms was reserved for Covid vaccinations. This week, all available space is filled with displays and interactive booths of every kind.
"Yes, this year we have a full contingent," he explains. "We have lots of exciting exhibits and also a new part of the Manitoba Room; the Royal Food Court. We've also added a few more [interactive] clinics for the 'education' side," he adds," and a few more different entertainers with some new faces turning up at the Fair."
Returning this year are world-renown children's entertainers, Al Simmons and Fred Penner, as well as the Woof Jocks Canine dog show, and the Canadian Raptor Conversancy - Birds of Prey presentation. "And, of course, don't forget about all the international show jumpers showing up!" adds Humphreys.
Humphrey's says the Royal Winter Fair is a huge event for their organization, as well as for the City of Brandon.
The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair gates are open to the public each day starting at 8 am, till the end of each night's evening show beginning at 7 pm, including Saturday night, April 1st.
For the full schedule of events, please visit the Provincial Exhibition website or click HERE!
For ticket information, please click HERE!