Saturday - August 10th

Grounds open at noon.
Stop by the CIBC Information Booth from noon to 8pm to have all your questions answered. Look for its new location near the midway!
The Harvest Festival reserves the right to change times and locations of events.


Around the Grounds...

All Day - Free Wifi!
Our grounds offer Free Wifi to all our visitors. Stop by the VISP booth to get the daily password.

Noon - Midnight - Midway is open
Ride-all-day with the purchase of a wrist band for $30 per person. Need to cool off? Wristband purchases also get you into the Winkler Aquatic Centre for FREE!

Noon - 11pm - Food & Display Vendors are open
The food court is easy to find, just follow your nose! Music provided by MK Sound with Karaoke from 4pm - 5pm.

 Noon - 5pm - Teakle Family Circus
Look for the Teakle Family Circus doing their amazing act in your favourite spots!


Kid's Entertainment

Presented by Manitoba Hydro

1pm - 5pm - Kid's Entertainment Open
Stop by the Kid's Entertainment area to check out the Crocus Petting Zoo and the Kid's Activity Tent featuring carnival games and prizes (for children 10 and under only). Watch for juggler and magician Mr. Richards walking around the grounds.

2pm - Safari Jeff Show
Presenting live animal displays, videos and a show. And if you miss the actual show, drop in anyway. There are often other creatures on display.

4pm - Safari Jeff Show
Learn about exotic creatures like iguanas, tortoises, snakes and more.

6pm - Safari Jeff Show
Your last chance to see Safari Jeff and his cool creatures today.


Cultural Stage

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Fabuki Daiko
Japanese drum and flute.

2:45pm- 3:30pm - Jason Lepine & Guest
Metis Fiddle Champion and Recording Artist. Won “Best Fiddle Album of the Year” at the 2014 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards.

3:30pm - 3:50pm - Bolero Dance Theatre
Theatrical dance company devoted to preserving and presenting all aspects of Spanish dance: from the elegance and beauty of the 18th and 19th century Escuela Bolera style to the passion of fiery Flamenco

3:50pm - 4:15pm - Fun & Fire
More information coming soon!

4:15pm - 4:45pm - Zeljeznicar Zagreb
Forty dancers and twenty members of tamburitza orchestra can perform over four hours of different programs from all regions of Croatia.

4:45pm - 5:45pm - Island Breeze
Island Breeze Manitoba is part of Youth With A Mission and performs culture music and dance from the Islands of Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. 

7pm - 10pm - Super Smash Bro Ultimate Gaming
Games start at 7pm at the Culture Barn. Register at the Valley Fiber Booth on Saturday from noon to 6:30pm. Prizes included! Contact Harold Espinosa (Director of the Bunker and CoFounder of EtherLan) for more information.

Sporting/Fitness Events

9:30am - 2:30pm - Beach Volleyball Tournament
Held at the Volleyball Court on 15th Street
To register a team, email

1:30pm - 5pm - Cross Fit Competition
Located between the Pool & Arena
See some of the fittest people in southern Manitoba compete in a variety of fitness challenges. Men's and Women's categories in Junior, Intermediate and RX levels. To register, email


Main Stage

6pm - 7pm - BrothersKeep
Originating from small town, Altona Manitoba, BrothersKeep consists of two brothers, Henry & Larry Abrams. Henry, being heavily involved in leading church worship, and younger brother Larry making a name for himself in the Juno Award winning & mulitiple GMA Award winning band, The Color. The brothers have ability to make music that shares the love of Christ, the importance of family, and stories worth telling, all fused into strong harmonies and guitar driven country music.

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Past the Perimeter 
Past The Perimeter is a multi award winning country band from Stonewall, MB. The group of 4 has released 2 EPs, 3 music videos, and has recently been awarded the 2018 MCMA Group Of The Year, continuing their success as the 2017 MCMA Emerging Artists.

9pm - 10pm - Madeline Merlo
Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with five Top 15 singles under her belt. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she will be one of the biggest rising stars to watch. Merlo co-wrote her latest single, “Unraveling,” a soulful, heartfelt ballad inspired by the weakness and honesty of heartbreak. The song comes following the success of the pop-meets-country success single, “Neon Love”, which was Merlo’s fifth Top 15 single.

Events Off The Grounds

7am - 10am - Free Pancake Breakfast
Access Credit Union, 295 Main Street

A great way to start your day! Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.

10am - Parade
Downtown Winkler

The parade begins at Pembina and 15th Street, then turns east onto Mountain Avenue. The parade continues north onto Main Street followed by a turn to the west on Roblin Avenue. The parade disperses at the corner of Park Street and Roblin Avenue.

1pm - 9pm - Art Show
Winkler Arts & Culture Centre, 547 Park Street
Check out the art exhibit. Beer and wine available for purchase.

2pm & 6PM - Bingo at the WA+C
The Winkler Art’s and Culture Centre will be hosting a community Bingo Game!