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June 6, 2023

Brandon, MB. – On the heels of a successful Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Provincial Exhibition is Manitoba is
looking forward to an exciting Summer Fair, set to occupy the Keystone Centre grounds this week.

The Summer Fair will run from Wednesday, June 7th to Sunday, June 11th and will feature a bigger and better midway, a return of both the Summer Saloon and Chrome in the Trees, fireworks, Breakfast under the Dome, exciting entertainment and so much more.

Gates open Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 pm and fireworks, presented by Heritage Co-op, Home Hardware, Arch Angel
and 94.7 Star FM, will highlight the opening night.

Thursday is Westman Disability Day, with over 800 Western Manitobans with physical and intellectual disabilities
expected to attend a luncheon, hosted by Heritage Co-op and then have exclusive access to the midway from 1-3pm,
courtesy of both the Brandon and Wheat City Lions Clubs. As well, the historic Dome Building will host the annual
Seniors Tea, presented by Riverheights Terrace.

For the first time in a number of years, the Saloon returns to the Keystone Centre’s Manitoba Room and will feature the
classic rock sounds of the Geezer band on Thursday night and a tribute to country music legend Patsy Cline on Friday.
Highlighting the weekend entertainment in the Saloon will be Saskatchewan’s The Bromantics on Saturday.

While the adults will have the opportunity to get down in the Saloon throughout the week, kids of all ages will certainly
be excited to know that there is a full menu of entertainment on tap for them under the big tent, to be located north of the
Dome Building. Doodles the Clown returns along with pony and wagon rides and new this year, Dr. Von Houligan’s
Family Extravaganza, featuring music, magic and more.

The historic Dome Building will host two events during the course of the Fair – in addition to Thursday’s Seniors Tea, it
will be the site of the popular Breakfast Under the Dome Sunday morning, sponsored by Cando Rail and Terminals.
Admission will be $8.00 and the event will run from 8:30 to 11:30am.

Speaking of food, local Food Truck vendors provided visitors with tasty meal selections from Mexican to Italian.
Meanwhile, competitions will be held in the Westoba AG Centre of Excellence featuring Heavy Horses and Miniature

No fair can go without an excellent midway and this year’s version may be the best ever to invade the Manitoba Summer
Fair. North American Midway Entertainment has promised to bring close to forty rides, which represents a significant
increase over last year, of those, there will be at least five new rides at this year’s event.

“North American Midway Entertainment is bringing in some great new attractions this year and I can’t remember a time
that we’ve had this many rides at the Summer Fair,” says Chair Tim Rowan. “There should be something for
everyone…from the youngest ones in attendance to both the oldest and the bravest.”

“On top of that, there is so much more to do,” he adds. “If the weather cooperates this week, we should all have a great

Provincial Exhibition General Manager Mark Humphries is also counting the hours down to
Wednesday’s opening.

“We’re looking forward to a fun-filled family event with lots of exciting entertainment elements,” says Provincial
Exhibition General Manager, Mark Humphries. “A friendly reminder to make sure you pack the sunscreen and water and
while there will be individual bag checks at the main entrances, we hope to move the lines as quickly as possible.”

Tickets to this year’s Summer Fair are on sale now at both the Minnedosa and Brandon Heritage Co-op food stores.
Tickets can also be purchased online at Meanwhile “free” children’s tickets are available
online until Tuesday, June 6th.

This year’s Manitoba Summer Fair is a presentation of Heritage Co-op.

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

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