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Provincial Exhibition Board of Directors Excited to be Planning 2022 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

November 15, 2021

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is excited to announce that it is moving forward with the planning of the 2022 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

It is with great excitement that we announce that the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is returning to Brandon, MB March 28th – April 2nd, 2022!

Our pinnacle event, The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (RMWF), is held annually during Manitoba’s March spring break. A tourism highlight in Western Canada, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is one of Western Canada’s largest agricultural events and the largest annual event to be held in Brandon, Manitoba.

This will mark the first RMWF since the cancellation of the event in March of 2020, due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

“The health and safety of our fairgoers will always be a top priority” says Exhibition President Greg Crisanti. “We are in contact with Manitoba Health on a regular basis and will certainly be well prepared by the time March rolls around.”

While western Manitobans have not had the opportunity to enjoy the Winter Fair since 2019, Crisanti believes that hosting Manitoba Ag Ex last month was certainly a step in the right direction.

“It was great to see livestock producers back at the Keystone Centre in October,” says Crisanti. “While the event did present some challenges, we did learn some valuable lessons that should benefit us as we continue preparations for this spring.”

Planning for this event, which features agricultural and entertainment events throughout the 6-day schedule, takes months and Cristanti says “we’ve been around for over 100 years and can’t wait to bring the curtains up on the Winter Fair again.”

The RMWF generates roughly $7 million to the local economy says Crisanti, who began his tenure as Provincial Exhibition President weeks before the 2020 event was called off. The Summer Fairs in both 2020 and 2021 and MB Ag Ex in 2020 were also cancelled, although the Provincial Ex did host a special Midway Madness event over the Labour Day long weekend this past summer.

We are looking forward to bringing people together once again and celebrating the resilience of Manitoba’s agricultural community with an event that families have attended for generations.

So, it is with great joy that we say, “Save the Date!” The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is coming to the Keystone Centre March 28th – April 2nd, 2022!

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

*Please note: This event is subject to all Manitoba Health orders. All health Orders will be followed and plans for safety and sanitation during the event will be released at a later date.

For more information and to arrange an interview contact:
Rick Dillabough – Operations Manager and Sponsorship Lead 204-726-3590

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