Festivals & Events


Ag. Society Agricultural Fair

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Sat & Sun. July 7 & 8, 2018. Located at Minnedosa Agricultural Fairgrounds, events include draft & heavy horseshow, Western light horseshow, and a Miniature horseshow. The display building will have baking, sewing, art & handicrafts, and there will be concessions on site.

Tags are available at the Town of Minnedosa and the RM of Minto-Odanah. The Agricultural Society Fair book can be viewed on-line by clicking Ag Society – Fair Book 2018

Click for Adult Entry Form or Junior Entry Form

Contact: Clarke Swain
Email: minnedosaagsoc@gmail.com
Phone: 204-761-7096

Canada Day Celebrations – July 1

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Join us for Fun in the Sun at Minnedosa Beach on Canada Day!

Start off the day with the Mason’s Pancake Breakfast at the Minnedosa United Church Hall
8:00am – 11:00am Adults $7.00 12 & under $3.50, 5 & under free – rain or shine

Sand Castle Building Contest
Vendor/Market starting at 12:00pm
Farmer’s Market 11:00am-2:00pm

Activities starting at 12:00pm:
– Children’s Inflatables – Kid’s Zone Passes Only $5
– Face Painting
– Live Dance Performances
– Canteen on site
– Wagon Rides
– Family Photo Booth
– Petting Zoo
– Euro Bungee Jumping
– Antique Car Show
– Bonfire
– Beer Gardens

Live Concert “The Clubbing Fraggles” at the Beach starting at 7:00pm plus local talent including Ben Melnick and students, Dave Ferguson & Steven Smith

Fireworks at dusk

Phone: 204-867-2250

Chamber of Commerce Town Wide Garage Sale

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Come out BRIGHT AND EARLY for our Community Garage Sale Weekend on Saturday May 19, 2018.  The local businesses invite you to visit our community to shop, enjoy lunch, visit our attractions & get your fill of garage sales.

Contact the Minnedosa Tribune at 204-867-3816 to have your sale included on the list of sales.

Check the Minnedosa Tribune for a complete listing of sales in the area in the May 18th, 2018 issue.

Happy Treasure Hunting!

Fun Fest Street Market

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When: Saturday July 7th from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: By the Cenotaph (tank street)

Who: The outdoor market will feature local and surrounding area handmade artisans, crafters, bakers and home based businesses. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please click 2016 Minnedosa Fun Fest Street Market Vendor Applicaton to download the application form. (pdf format)

Questions and Concerns email funfeststreetmarket@hotmail.com or contact Krista Powell at 204-573-8040.

Before and after enjoying the Funfest parade please feel free to browse through our Street Market, as well as the other activities that Funfest will provide on Saturday.

Contact: Krista Powell
Email: funfeststreetmarket@hotmail.com
Phone: 204-573-8040

Minnedosa & District Farmers’ Market

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Established in 1988, our market is one of the oldest Farmers’ Markets in Manitoba.  Over the years it has become a community staple and a much anticipated sign of summer.

We provide a variety of products including fresh produce & herbs, prairie fruits, homemade baked goods & preserves, plants, flowers & locally made crafts.

You never know what you might find at the market so please come and check it out.

Location: Covenant Church Parking Lot (1st Street SW & 4th Avenue SW)

Market Dates:  Fridays from 5:00-7:00 pm – June 22 – Sept 14, 2018

New Vendors always welcome – please refer to the contact information.

Starting in 2018, the Minnedosa Farmer’s Market will be adding a second market! Not only will you be able to find us Friday’s in our normal spot from 5:00-7:00pm, you will also be able to shop Sunday’s from 11:00am-2:00pm at the beach on the basketball courts! This market will run only in July and August. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Nicki at minnedosafarmersmarket@gmail.com for more information.

We are proud members of the Farmers’ Market Association of Manitoba.

Contact: Nicole Loewen
Email: minnedosafarmersmarket@gmail.com
Phone: 204-868-5171

Minnedosa FUN FEST

Minnedosa’s Annual Funfest will be held July 6-8, 2018 in and around downtown Minnedosa.

List of activities to be finalized. Here are the activities from 2017:

Friday:
-Bike decorating 10am, Kid’s parade 11am,  Children’s Activities to follow
-Barbeque lunch
-Rotary dinner at the arena
-Dance at the arena featuring D & D Music Factory

Saturday:
-Minnedosa Lions pancake breakfast
-Funfest Parade Downtown 11:00am – To enter your float, click  contact Recreation Director at minrec@mymts.net or 204-867-2250.
-Street Market – Click here for a printable application to participate – Contact Erin Woodcock 204-867-3754 or erinwoodcock@mymts.net
-Valley Cruizers Car Show
-BBQ, luncheons
-Entertainment by Al Simmons, Kid’s Zone (Bouncy Houses), Escape Room, Duck Drop
-Rugby Games
-Beer Gardens at Arena
-Social at Arena with live band “Better Than”

Sunday:
-Yoga in the Park
-Barbeque
-Slow Pitch Tournament, children’s activities

Contact: Erin Woodcock
Email: MdsaFunFest@hotmail.com
Phone: 204-867-3754

Minnedosa Heritage Day

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Held annually at Minnedosa Heritage Village – 2018 Heritage Day will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Activities include opening ceremonies, a pioneer church service, barbeque lunch & entertainment.

The museum buildings will be open for tours.

Admission by donation and pioneer attire is encouraged.

Contact: Darryl Holyk
Email: minnedosamuseum@gmail.com
Phone: 204-867-3816

Minnedosa Rodeo

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Date Pending

Some of the Events Typically Include:

Saturday: Various Vendors & Displays, Beer Gardens open, Kids Corral, Petting Farm, Bazey’s Bouncing Inflatables,
Heartland Rodeo featuring Wild Cow Riding, Muttin’ Bustin’ at intermission, Horse & Tire Racing, 50/50 Draw

Sunday: MBRA 3D Barrel Racing, Beer Gardens open, Various Vendors & Displays, Kids Corral, Diggin’ for Gold (10 & under), Petting Farm, Face Painting, Bazey’s Bouncing Inflatables,
Heartland Rodeo, featuring Wild Cow Riding, Muttin’ Bustin’ at intermission, Human Chuckwagon Races, 50/50 Draw
Dance at Fairgrounds, Live Auction

Monday: High School Rodeo, 50/50 Draw at intermission, Various Vendors & Displays.

Concession on grounds.

For more information call 204-865-2475 or email: minnedosarodeo@hotmail.com

Contact: Greg or Amanda
Email: minnedosarodeo@hotmail.com
Phone: 204-865-2475

Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa

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Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa will focus on the development & operation of an entertaining, sustainable, music festival.
Join us every August long weekend for a memorable outdoor 3 day festival experience overlooking Lake Minnedosa!

Address: Box 1581, 2nd floor - 103 Main Street South
Email: rfm@inetbiz.ca
Phone: 204-867-3848
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Rolling River Festival of the Arts

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RRFA is a non-profit volunteer based organization which provides a venue for student performance and adjudication in the following disciplines:  piano, speech arts, band, instrumental, vocal, choral & dance. This annual festival is typically held in March with an entry deadline early in January. For more information click here.

2018 RRFA Schedule

Address: Box 333, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0
Contact: Val Dornn
Phone: 204-867-2432

Skate the Lake

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February 17 & 18, 2018

Skate the Lake is a volunteer run, non-profit pond hockey tournament. The tournament takes place on Lake Minnedosa which the Town of Minnedosa prepares with several rinks to allow for multiple games to be played at once. The non-contact, 4-on-4 format features customized nets instead of goalies and special rules to ensure safety and fair play. Lake Minnedosa provides the natural setting needed to hold a successful event. There is no question that our Lake exceeds any other venue out there for an event of this nature. To register or for more info www.skatethelake.ca

New for 2018 is Rock the Lake, the 1st annual Pondspiel on Monnedosa Lake. This is a fun curling event featuring 2 person teams, stick curling, no sweeping, 6 ends. Prizes for the top 3 teams, $75 per team. Registration deadline is February 8, 2018 – Go to skatethelake.ca or call 204-867-1942.

Once again there will be a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday. Register at the Rec Office minrec@mts.net 204-867-2250 by February 15, 2018.

Saturday nice, dress up in your finest or favourite hockey jersey for “Jersey Up” social at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre 9:00pm – 1:00am. Late lunch will be served. 18+ only (ID required) $10 tickets. Contact Kayla at 204-868-5242.

Address: Box 1820
Email: register@skatethelake.ca
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Valley Fun Colour Run

Minnedosa Valley Paradise will be getting “colourful” Sunday, August 20, 2017 with the second annual Valley Fun Colour Run. Fun for the whole family! Enter as a team (family, business, friends….) for this 7 km run on the east side of Minnedosa Lake. Register now through the Minnedosa Recreation Office minrec@mts.net or call 204-867-2250.