KEY ATTRACTIONS

2023 Expo Feature

Cockshutt

The International Cockshutt Club will be featured in 2023.

Looking ahead, in 2024 we’ll be featuring steam, with a special record-setting attempt at the largest number of steam engines pulling plows.

The pictures here show a collection of MacDon equipment that was featured in 2022.

Pioneer Power
Parade

Presented by Manitoba’s longest-running country radio station CFRY, the daily Pioneer Power Parade showcases some of Canada’s most fascinating vintage farm equipment at the Main Arena.

Everyone will be amazed by the horses and horse-drawn equipment, beautifully restored vintage vehicles, century-old steam engines, and tractors from over six decades.

Come early and enjoy live music (12:30-1:15) from the comfort of our covered grandstand. Parade starts at 1:30.

Rodeo

Join us for Manitoba’s best rodeo action at the Threshermen’s Stampede! Voted the 2017 Rodeo of the Year by the Canadian Cowboys’ Association, watch Canada’s best rodeo competitors strive for top prize in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, mutton busting, barrel racing and many more.

Come early and enjoy live music (6:30-7:15 Thurs-Sat) in our covered grandstand. Rodeo starts at 7:30 (5:30 Sunday).

Musical Acts (2022 lineup)

At the Grandstand

12:30-1:15 (just before the parade) Thursday: Banned & Outlawed, Friday: Bull Ruckus, Saturday: CT Taylor and Triple Threat, Sunday: Along for the Ride

6:30-7:15 (just before the rodeo) Thursday: Brennan’s Bounty, Friday: Damn Straight, Saturday: Sean Taylor Band

At the Corn and Barley Corral

4:00-5:00 while enjoying a cob (or 2) of fresh steamed corn! (Sunday 3:30-4:30) Thursday: Banned & Outlawed, Friday: Bull Ruckus, Saturday: CT Taylor and Triple Threat, Sunday: Along for the Ride

10:00 pm Dance the night away- evening Dance begins after the final Rodeo event. (Sunday 8PM) Thursday: Brennan’s Bounty, Friday: Damn Straight, Saturday: Sean Taylor Band, Sunday: DJ Cory Christison

Gazebo Stage

Sit back, relax and enjoy the music! The Gazebo stage is located in the Village with performances throughout all 4 days and scheduled Evening Concert Series starting at 7:30 pm Thursday: The Dream Catcher’s Band, Friday: Northern Reflections and Saturday: Fender Hill.

Fender Hill
CT Taylor & Triple Threat
Northern Reflections

Clydesdale Classic

Watch the majestic Clydesdales in the main arena, daily, as they compete in halter and hitch classes. A crowd favourite is always the Six Horse Hitch, where six horses work as a team to pull the beautiful wagons. Be sure to find a seat in the grandstand to watch this class. Don’t leave without taking a walk through the barns to get an up close look at these Gentle Giants.

Machinery
Demonstrations

Get up close to the tractors, plows, threshers, and other farm equipment that worked our province’s soil decades ago.

There are equipment demonstrations throughout the day with feature demonstrations at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Experts will show you how everything works and how everything sounds.

Working Horses

The working horses are at it all day long.

From hauling sheaves for the threshing contest (just after the parade) to plowing the demonstration field (morning and late afternoon), these beauties are well worth watching.

Take a ride through the Pioneer Village on a horse-drawn wagon. Rides leave from the train station 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and then again after the threshing contest until 5:00 PM.

Colt Raffle (2022)

The colt (named “Colt”) shown in these pictures was raffled off at the 2022 Reunion. Proceeds from this raffle go toward supporting facilities for the working horses at the Museum.

Tickets were 1 for $2, 3 for $5 and 6 for $10. They were available at the Info Booth during Reunion. Colt was nearby all day long so you could have a chat with him. The lucky winner was picked Sunday night at 6 PM, July 31, 2022.

Colt was donated by Linwood Equine Ranch, Carberry. Vet services were provided by Dr. Cathy Patterson.

Raffle Colt
Raffle Colt

Homesteaders’ Village

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum offers a fun and nostalgic slice of life from the early 1900s. The Homesteaders’ Village is a key highlight of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede, enjoyed by people of all ages – especially first-time festival goers.

Enjoy a fresh cinnamon bun baked in a clay oven -daily mid morning to mid afternoon

Cool off with an ice cream cone or cool drink from the General Store after browsing the artifacts and souvenirs.

Get a vintage photo taken at the Silver Spurs Photo Booth located in the Train Station

Take a Horse Drawn Wagon Tour at 4 pm starting at the Train Station

Children’s Activities

There is lots going on for your young stampeders at the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede in a safe, secure, and friendly environment.

  • Barrel train rides
  • Clown
  • Oak Hammock Marsh Presentations
    • Friday: Critter Dipping Booth
    • Saturday: Animal Detective Stations
  • Face-painting
  • Our popular playground

and much more!

Reunion Ladies Activities

Stop by the Pioneer Center for a piece of homemade pie, ice cream and drinks.

Catch the Vintage Fashion Show at 4 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday! The theme in 2022 was Fantastic Forties with a nod to the Twenties.

Also view their demonstrations and displays of pioneer crafts.

Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum

Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum

Visit Canada’s only Amateur Radio Museum

Operated for over 40 years on the grounds of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum.

Spin the dial of a radio with your finger tips and listen to the world. Learn more at marminc.ca.

In 2022, MARM recognized 100 years of commercial broadcasting in Manitoba. Winnipeger Lynn V Salton, a 25 year old licensed amateur radio operator, was featured in a display that showed how he designed and built the first commercial broadcast transmitter at his parents’ home.