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March 27 – April 1, 2023

A Spring Break Tradition for over 115 Years!

One of Western Canada’s largest ag events features fun for the entire family!

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. The RMWF is one of only two fairs in Canada to receive Royal designation from Queen Elizabeth II and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America, receiving numerous awards from the tourism industry. At the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, you can expect to see world-class show jumping, heavy horse competitions, livestock sales and displays, a quality hands-on agricultural education program , exceptional live entertainers, over 300 commercial and agricultural exhibits, and much more!

Participate

Information for competitors, exhibitors, and volunteers

Plan Your Visit

Schedules, tickets and information for visitors to the fair

Results

Find the latest results and standing for all competitions

Sponsors

Learn more about the valuable sponsors who help make it all happen

Cattle on display at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, Manitoba. Cattle groomer is shown in the background.

Agriculture

Meet the farmers and their animals in the Royal Farm Yard! 44,000 SF is home to the petting zoo, live animals shows on the TD AG Action Stage, cattle shows, and much more. Take a dig through the giant sandbox, ride a mini tractor and try your hand at the seed separator. Be prepared to arrive when it opens at 10 a.m. and stay until we put the animals to bed and close the doors at 7 p.m.

Three dogs jumping over obstacles in a dog races at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, Manitoba

Entertainment

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair has several stages of fun entertainment to enjoy throughout your visit. Our 2019 event included the WoofJocks Canine All Stars, Tom Bishops Wild West Show, Doodles the Clown, Little Buckaroos, Captain Corbin the Magician Pirate, and much, much more! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for photos from the fair.

A side view of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba's historic Display Buidling No. II (Dome Building)

Western Breakfast

The Annual Western Breakfast is the official kick-off to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. This year’s breakfast, presented by Sunrise Credit Union, Q Country Radio and 94.7 Star FM, will be held—for the first time ever—in the historic Dome Building from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022. Cost is $5 per person with proceeds benefitting Manitoba Agriculture. As well, those attending will be encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Samaritan House Ministries.

Horse and jockey competing in Show Jumping competition during the Horse Show at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, Manitoba

Horse Show

Manitoba’s #1 indoor equestrian show! Competition starts early each day in both the Westoba Place main arena and Westoba Ag Centre, with top-level show jumping, hackney and heavy horse events. With 5,000 seats to choose from, there is always a perfect spot to watch the show.

A young person playing a fiddle.

47th Annual Royal Fiddlers’ Contest
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Registrations are now closed.

Enjoy the old-time waltzes, jigs, and reels at the 47th Annual Royal Fiddlers’ Contest, March 30, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. from the Shur Gro Entertainment Stage of the Manitoba Hydro Amphitheatre at Brandon’s Keystone Centre. Fiddlers will compete in the Old-Time and Métis Fiddle classes for over $2,000 in cash prizes.

2022 BMO Manitoba Farm Family Awards

2022 BMO Manitoba Farm Family Awards

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who supported a nomination.

For its fourth year, BMO and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will honour six farm families in the province for their commitment to agriculture and the community during the 2022 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

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