June 10, 2018 BRANDON, MB – The 136th Manitoba Summer Fair is over for another year with just under 100,000 visits over the five days.
“Moving back to our historic Dome building in time for the fair was incredible.” Said Ron Kristjansson, general manager at the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba. “We had a lot of visitors take the time to wander through and see the work that has been done. Moving our offices back to where our events take place was a particular goal for our organization.”
The fair organizers made extra effort this year to add elements that would attract a wide range of ages. ‘The Seniors Tea and Dance was a big success.” Said Ellen Murray, Co-Chair of the Manitoba Summer Fair planning committee. ”We had close to 200 guests attend the afternoon event and interest has already been expressed for a similar event in the future.”
Dayle Hughson, Co-Chair of the Manitoba Summer Fair planning committee stated that the newly added Homecraft Competition brought out some of the most talented artists from Brandon and surrounding area. “We were thrilled by the response to the Homecraft competition. “ Said Hughson. “The talent featured in this year’s show was incredible and we expect this competition to continue to grow next year.”
The annual pancake breakfast was welcomed back to the Dome Building this year in the newly renovated space with over 1000 visitors on Sunday morning. “The breakfast is always a fair favourite.” Said Brent Miller, president of the Provincial Exhibition. “We intend to make good use of the space in this building and are already looking at new opportunities for the coming year.”
Next up for the Provincial Exhibition is Manitoba AG EX, home of the Manitoba Finals Rodeo October 24 – 27. Visit the website for more details at www.provincialexhibition.com.