The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair heralds Spring!

The 108th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair takes place at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba March 30th to April 4th, 2015 and features many of its mainstays that make it such a success annually. The Royal Farm Yard and Thru the Farm Gate areas provide learning opportunities for the whole family. The Royal Petting Zoo, Learning Stage, Cattle Country, Ag-tivity Zone, Seed Display area, Pork Quality Display and more are in these areas.

The main arena shows will feature show jumping, heavy horses, hackney horses, barrel racing, pig & calf scrambles and the SuperDogs show. Each evening show begins with a world-class equestrian competition, escalating in difficulty as the week moves forward and ending with the MTS Grand Prix on Saturday. In 2015, the Main Arena will also see a special feature of a Dressage Demonstration by Brandy Catton. This unique demonstration will display a pair of horses working together, known as a pas de deux, set to music.

It’s so popular that tickets for the Royal Tea Party on opening day have SOLD OUT. children are invited to dress in their finest Princess or Prince attire for a Royal afternoon of storytelling, hair & makeup station, Royal etiquette, craft, and entertainment presented by Happily Ever After Parties. The Royal Tea Party concludes with a Royal Parade to the afternoon performance of the SuperDogs (start time approximately 3pm).

Entertainment at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is not limited to the Main Arena. Six additional acts will perform at the Fair; four daily and two for one day only.
On Wednesday, Credit Union Family Day, Sharon & Bram will perform twice in the Amphitheatre. This duo is loved by young and not so young, whether their songs bring up childhood memories or are new and exciting to you. You do not want to miss it. On Thursday BMO Kids’ Day will feature Franklin’s Musical Playdate. Franklin and his two best friends Bear and Beaver will share their favourite songs, jokes, and riddles with two shows in the Amphitheatre.

Performing daily in the Amphitheatre will be Craig Douglas, Comic and Juggler; Tim Holland, Puppet Tamer and Ventriloquist; and Doodles the Clown. Featured on the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Stage in the MNP Hall will be Chef Landry. With more than 35 years of experience, he will be cooking up dishes daily. The room will also feature local entertainment and provide you with an opportunity to sit down for a bite to eat.

Being introduced in 2015 is special ticket pricing for families, available only at Shoppers Mall Guest Services in Brandon. Prior to the fair a Family Pass is available for $50 and includes 2 adult, 2 youth and 2 child tickets. Once the Fair begins, the cost of these tickets totals $84. Other ways to save are purchasing a 6 day pass for $85 or a 3 day pass for $48. A free children’s ticket can also be downloaded online at http://www.royalmanitobawinterfair.com prior to the start of the Fair. Schedules and other information is on the same site.

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