Rich in history, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba was established in the agricultural community of Brandon, Manitoba in the year 1882. Through the production of three annual fairs, this volunteer lead organization showcases agriculture and links urban and rural through education and awareness while providing entertainment, community pride, and economic enhancement to the region. The Provincial Exhibition is governed by a Board of 39 Directors and currently, the day-to-day operations are administered through 6 full-time staff. The Provincial Exhibition office is located in the historical Display Building No. II at 1200-13th St. in Brandon, which is also a 1913 designated Canadian heritage site.
The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba plays a pivotal role in showcasing the importance of the agricultural industry in our region. Studies indicate that the organization has an economic impact of approximately $18 million dollars annually (per a 2014 report) to the city of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. During each fair, additional part-time staff and hundreds of volunteers work together to produce each event.
The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, a registered agricultural society, is a non-profit charitable organization with the purpose of showcasing agriculture and linking urban and rural through education and awareness while providing entertainment, community pride, and economic enhancement to the region.
The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will be a leader in showcasing agriculture to our community of urban and rural stakeholders by:
* Encouraging improvement in all agriculture related practices
* Creating educational opportunities related to agriculture for rural and urban stakeholders
* Creating an entertaining and educational environment for our stakeholders