The Brandon Summer Fair is coming to the Keystone Centre next week and the Provincial Exhibition is thrilled to bring the rides, cotton candy, carnival games, family entertainment, and more to the Westman Region!

Event Chair and board member, Tim Rowan, says the gates open next Wednesday (June 8th) at 4:00 pm and the fun continues until Sunday, June 12th!

New attractions include new thrilling rides, like the Raptor Run in Kiddieland and Star Dancer (for the bigger kids who aren't scared of heights - that includes Seniors!).  Main stage entertainment includes circus acts, trapeze shows, and magic shows.  Live music, horse shows and barrel racing, petting zoo and wagon rides, are added to the list of activities, and don't forget the demolition derby on Sunday afternoon!

Thursday afternoon is a special gate admission for Westman Disability Day, where intellectually or physically challenged folks can enter in at no charge from 1 to 3 pm.  However, please note tickets must be picked up at the Dome Building or online before coming to the admission gates.

Pay One Price (POP) can be purchased in advance online or at the Dome Building - and children 12 and under have free admission, if tickets are acquired in advance prior to the June 8th gate opening.  POP covers gate admission and free run of rides for that day!

Rowan says they're very excited to bring the fair back after 2 years of waiting for Covid restrictions to loosen up and local events to get back to normal.  "I know its been a long haul and the buzz in the street is that folks are excited to come out to the fair and enjoy an evening at the fair!  It's great to see people come out and get out into the community again!"

"I'm a father of 6 children, and I've taken my kids to the fair every year that we've lived in Brandon," he adds.  "It's a great time to get out and the rides are exciting!  Come on out and have a good time - summer doesn't start until the fair comes to town!  So, this is the start of summer!"

Manitoba Summer Fair | Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba