Sunday - August 12th
Free Wifi on the grounds! Stop by the VISP booth to get the password.
Winkler is part of the Blue W network which offers public places for you to refill your water bottles. During festival weekend, the best locations are the Arts and Culture Centre, and the Arena.
The Harvest Festival reserves the right to change times and locations of events.
Around the Grounds...
10am - 2pm - Barrel Racing
Ag Society Grounds
Noon - 11pm - Midway is open!
Ride-all-day wristbands $32.
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 4 - 5pm.
Noon - 4pm - Stanley Ag Society Exhibition
3pm - 6pm - Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt
Download the Goose Chase app, then search for "Harvest Festival 2018 Family Goose Chase". Sign up your team asap. Only 20 teams will be accepted. A variety of prizes will be awarded at 6pm at the Country Fair stage. Maximum of six people per team. The app will give you a notification when the game starts on Sunday, Aug 12. Final rendezvous is the Country Fair stage at 6pm.
10am - 11:30am - Community Worship Service
Main Stage Special guest pastor is Sean Brandow, the Chaplain for the Humboldt Broncos who delivered the inspirational and powerful message at the vigil held shortly after the tragedy.
4pm - Free Watermelon & Roll Kuchen
While supplies last! Come try this traditional Sunday afternoon treat.
10pm - Fireworks
Best place to watch the close out of the festival is at the Main Stage. Look closely at the stage and you'll even see the festival coordinators closing out the show! Extra awesome, thanks to FB Industries, Triple E and Lode King.
5:45pm - 6:45pm Upstanding Comedy featuring Timmy Boyle
High quality comedy without the rude and crude
7pm - 8:30pm The Ball Brothers
A combination of contemporary gospel and traditional southern quartet, enjoy the rich harmonies of this talented group.
8:45pm - 10pm Colton Dixon
An 11th place finish on American Idol in 2012 launched his career, now with multiple Dove awards and millions in sales, Colton will help us wrap up 2018 festival.
In the Park
Noon - 4pm - Shine in the Shade
Car Show presented by Border Hills Car Club. Live entertainment by Frank McLean and Jayme G band.
Presented by Manitoba Hydro
1pm - 5pm - Kid's Entertainment Open!
Stop by the Kid's Entertainment area to check out the NEW Petting Zoo, the Kid's Activity Tent for carnival games and prizes (for children 10 and under).
1pm - 5pm - Kid's Fun Zone / Motion Zone
Try your hand at some skill based activities including games, obstacle course, and other physical activities.
2pm - Safari Jeff Show
Presenting live animal displays, videos and a show.
4pm - Safari Jeff Show
Learn about and see up-close exotic animals like snakes and iguanas.
6pm - Safari Jeff Show
The kids love to see these creatures up-close.
Country Fair Stage
Presented by Borderview Electric and Parkside Home Building Centre.
1pm - Pet Fashion Show
Prizes will be awarded. Categories include: Owner/Pet Look A Like, Formal Wear, Beach Wear, Sports Outfit, Open/Best-Dressed and Talent Show.
2pm - Sunflower Seed Spitting and Milk Moustache contests
3pm - Pie Eating Contest.
4pm - Burping Contest
5pm - Trivia Contest
Get the entire family together for multi-generational family trivia.
6pm - Goose Chase Winner Announcement
1pm - 2pm - Island Breeze
2:10pm - 2:50pm - Gossip Girl (Mennonite live theatre)
3pm-3:30pm - Evans Coffie
3:40pm - 4pm - Bolero Dance Theatre
4:10pm - 4:55pm - Fubuki Daiko
Events Off The Grounds
12pm - 5pm - Art Show
Winkler Arts & Culture Centre, 547 Park Street
"Tiny Art" is a giant show full of tiny works by local artists.
1pm - 8pm - Winkler Wings Flying Club Fun Fly
Winkler Wings Flying Club, 2.5km north on PR428
Bring a lawn chair to watch. Pilots must be MAAC or AMA members.