One of Western Canada’s largest exhibitions will get underway Monday at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (RMWF) runs six days and includes a program filled with events that will appeal to all members of the family.

Wayne Buhr is co-chair of the RMWF and he says the winter fair is their premier event as far as the size of the program and crowds that come through the doors.

“The week looks great with light horse entries strong and the weather looking very cooperative. I call it good fair weather because it’s nice enough to come out to the fair but not nice enough that you want to avoid the fair to do other things outside.”

The RMWF is held annually during Manitoba’s March spring break. A tourism highlight in Western Canada, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is one of Western Canada’s largest agricultural events and the largest annual event to be held in Brandon.

The RMWF is one of only two fairs in Canada to receive Royal designation from Queen Elizabeth II and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America. At the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, you can expect to see world-class show jumping, livestock sales and displays, a quality hands-on agricultural education program, live entertainers and hundreds of commercial and agricultural exhibits.


“On the animal side we’ve got he birds of prey demonstration that shows how birds help agriculture. We’ve also brought in a reptile display and that will be in the MNP Hall.”


The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair runs March 27 to April 1 in Brandon.