The Provincial Ex announces the entertainment line-up for the 2018 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair


February 2, 2018 – With only a couple months to go until the 2018 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, organizations are putting the final touches on the entertainment line-up for this year’s fair.


“Finding entertainment that matches our agriculture roots and meets budget constraints is always a challenge. Said Ron Kristjansson, General Manager of the Provincial of Manitoba. “This year we’ve maintained our focus on animal education as well as included entertainment pieces that our younger guest will enjoy; there really is something for everyone.”


The Birds of Prey show from the Canadian Raptor Conservatory will be performing twice daily in the main arena along with the President’s Choice Superdogs presented by Manitoba Hydro. Wednesday, March 28 is Credit union Family Day featuring the Backyardigans gang – Pablo the penguin, Tyrone the moose, Uniqua the purple-spotted creature, Tasha the hippo, and Austin the kangaroo. Thursday’s Kids day will host everyone’s favorite musical performer, Fred Penner.


“Considering the positive impact the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair has within southern Manitoba, it was a simple decision for our group of credit unions to support it again. Amaranth, Beautiful Plains, Compass, Minnedosa, Strathclair, Stride, Sunrise, Vanguard and Westoba Credit Unions often work together on initiatives that span the entire region.” Said Terri Roulette McCartney, Marketing Manager of Sunrise Credit Union. “We’re all looking forward to another great week at the fair!”


Daily horse shows, cattle shows and the wildly popular Royal Farm Yard are a must see for all visitors with new elements being added to all of the areas. Other family acts performing daily are the Canadian acappella group HOJA, Doodles the Clown, Stunt Ventriloquist Tim Holland, Canadian songwriter and humourist, Norman B Foote and Musical Daredevil Comedian, James Johnson. The evening show includes high stakes equestrian show jumping with top caliber riders and horses competing for their share of close to $140,000 in prize money. A crowd favourite, the Heavy Horse Hitch competition will close out the evening show each day.