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48th Annual Royal Fiddlers Contest set to Return.

March 17, 2023

48th Annual Royal Fiddlers Contest set to Return.

Brandon, MB. – Some of Manitoba’s best talent will be returning to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair later this

Joining the ranks of the top international equestrian riders, barrel racers and hackneys, the Fair has announced
plans to host the 48th annual Royal Fiddlers’ Contest on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm.

Entries for the Show, which will be held in the Manitoba Hydro Amphitheatre, are now being accepted online at The deadline to enter online is Friday, March 24th, however, participants will
have the opportunity to take advantage of in person registration from 5:00-7:00pm.

This year’s Winter Fair will run from Monday, March 27th to Saturday, April 1st in Brandon’s Keystone Centre.
Contestants will be allowed to play in one of the following Old Time Fiddle Classes – 7 and under, 8-10 years,
11-13 years, 14-16 years, 17 and older, and seniors (55 plus).

In addition to the Old Time classes, the event will feature Metis-style Fiddle classes – 10 and under, 11-16
years, 17 and older – and are open to all fiddlers, regardless of ethnicity.

Our major sponsors for this year’s fiddle contest include: the Frontier School Division, the Manitoba Métis
Federation – SW Region, Brandon University School of Music, FYidoctors, and Memories Chapel.

Tickets to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair are on sale now at, including “free”
children’s tickets, courtesy of C&C Rentals and Recreation and special discount tickets for RBC Family Day –
Wednesday, March 29th.

For more information, contact:
Mark Humphries
General Manager
Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba

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