2024 Feature
Ride N’ Roll: Vintage Powersports Exhibit

Join us at the Manitoba Threshermens’ Reunion & Stampede for the Ride n’ Roll Vintage Powersports Expo! This exciting event celebrates the rich history of vintage powersports vehicles and brings together enthusiasts from all over.

On Thursday, July 25, 2024, starting at 9am, the expo will kick off with a bang. Exhibitors from various backgrounds will showcase their impressive collections of vintage motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and more.

During this in-person event, you’ll not only have the opportunity to meet fellow vintage powersports enthusiasts, discuss your shared passion, and discover rare gems from the past, you’ll also be able to see all the other amazing things happening on the grounds like our Homesteaders’ Village, field demos, antique tractors, Versatile Big Roy, live music, and so much more! Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply curious about the charm of vintage powersports, this expo is a must-attend.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this thrilling event. Register as an exhibitor now and secure your spot at the Ride n’ Roll Vintage Powersports Expo. We can’t wait to see you there!

Exhibitor Registration on Eventbrite Here:  Ride n’ Roll Vintage Powersports Exhibit (July 25-28 @ MTRS) Exhibitor Reg. Tickets, Austin | Eventbrite

For more information on being an exhibitor, click here.

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Photo Credit: Brian Reynolds
Photo Credit: Brian Reynolds
Photo Credit: Brian Reynolds
Photo Credit: Brian Reynolds
Photo Credit: Brian Reynolds
2024 Feature
History Alive! Experience the Village Like Never Before!

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of summer, where the air is thick and the leaves parade vibrant hues of green…Historical actors will bring the village to life during the MTRS “History Alive! Experience the Village Like Never Before!”

Enjoy a bounty of old-fashioned summer festivities including dance group presentations, hat-making for kids, hot cinnamon buns out of the clay bake ovens, sounds in the blacksmith shop, and toe-tapping tunes at the village gazebo.

Costumed guides and event leaders will demonstrate other traditional 20th century lifestyle such as printmaking, old-time children’s’ activities and shadow puppets. Try your hand at calligraphy in the Ayr school. Learn about Indigenous agriculture. All this and more ‘down-home’ fun awaits in the village at the 2024 MTRS!

View the full village schedule.

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Station caboose
St. Saviour's Church 2007
St. Saviour’s Church 2007
Muir House
Mekiwin Manor
Surveyor's office
Muirhead House
General Store
Carrothers house
Arizona Church
Tilston MTS Building
Centreville school
St Saviour's Church interior
interior stove and barrel
woman in period costume sitting at antique sewing table in mekiwin manor
Masonic Lodge No. 108
2024 Feature
RCMP Musical Ride Thursday July 25

A symbol of tradition, honour, and pride, the Musical Ride is a Canadian icon recognized at home and abroad. The Musical Ride supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP’s image in communities in Canada and around the world. The troop of up to 16 riders, who are all police officers, and their horses perform intricate formations and drills set to music, lasting about 30 minutes. These movements demand the utmost control, timing, and coordination.
This event will take place on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 PM. Please check back for more details and to purchase tickets.

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RCMP Musical Ride

Pioneer Power

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.

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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.

Rodeo starts at 7:00 on Thursday, 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, 5:00 on Sunday. Come early and enjoy live music 6:30-7:15 Friday and Saturday in our covered grandstand.

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Musical Acts – we have a great lineup for 2024

At the Grandstand

12:30-1:15 (just before the parade) Thursday: Up in Flames, Friday: Bull Ruckus, Saturday: Banned and Outlawed, Sunday: Along for the Ride

6:30-7:15 (just before the rodeo) Friday: Damn Straight, Saturday: Derek Peters Band. Note Thursday: Musical Ride

At the Corn and Barley Corral

4:00-5:00 while enjoying a cob (or 2) of fresh steamed corn! (Daily 3:30-4:30) Thursday: Up in Flames, Friday: Bull Ruckus, Saturday: Banned and Outlawed, Sunday (3:30): Along for the Ride

9:45 pm dance the night away after the final Rodeo event. Thursday: Nuthin’ but Trouble, Friday: Damn Straight, Saturday: Derek Peters Band, Sunday 8:00 PM: DJ Cory Christison

Music in the Village

Daily, Thursday through Sunday, 10-6, on the hour (varies): Ed & Rhea Goertzen, Music Makers, Dreamcatchers, Three Berts, Real Jolicoeur, Northern Reflections , Caledonia, Two for the Road, Ion Cruch, Lunch Money, Terry and Donna Baker. 

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 Old Tyme Dance Friday evening at 7:00 with Northern Reflections. Note Thursday: Musical Ride at the arena.

Sunday Morning

The Threshing Floor (at the grandstand): a morning of praise and worship with Nathan Keys and Band, devotional by Troy Doerksen. Seating starts at 10:30, event starts at 11:00.

Christian Cowboys Church Service (at the gazebo) with Terry and Donna Baker. Starts at 10:00.

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Along for the Ride: Sunday 12:30 and 3:30
Bull Ruckus: Friday 12:30 and 4:00
Banned and Outlawed: Saturday 12:30 and 4:00
Damn Straight: Friday 6:30 and 9:45
Nuthin but Trouble: Thursday 9:45
Up in Flames: Thursday 12:30 and 4:00
Derek Peters Band: Saturday 6:30 and 9:45
Northern Reflections: Friday 7:30

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.

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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.

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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

The colt (named “Pete”) will be raffled off at the 2024 Reunion. Proceeds from this raffle go toward supporting facilities for the working horses at the Museum.

Tickets are three for $5. They are available at the Info Booth during Reunion. Pete will be nearby all day long so you can have a chat with him. The lucky winner will be picked Sunday night at 6 PM, July 28, 2024.

Pete was donated by Linwood Equine Ranch, Carberry. Vet services are provided by Dr. Tanya Anderson from the Gladstone Veterinary Clinic.

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Here’s what 4HP looks like
Here’s lookin’ at you, Pete
Mmmm, breakfast

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.

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

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All DaySaddle ExhibitLivery Barn
All DayManitoba Farmstead Shelterbelts ExhibitionCentreville School
All DayHatopia: Where Fashion Meets FunctionGeneral Store and other village buildingsBrenna Sadler
All DayBlacksmith DemosBlacksmith Shop
All dayEn Plein Air’ (The act of painting outdoors!)Various locationsVarious Artists
All day‘En Plein Air’ (The act of painting outdoors!)Various locationsArtist Margie Hildebrand
All DayWares for sale! Peddlar’s Wagon
various timesTreadle SewingMekiwin ManorHilda McMillan
9:00 AM -2:00 PM
on the hour
1880s Land Surveyor Mini-talkSurveyor’s OfficeDewey Hoplock, M.L.S.
9:30 AMMTS Mini TalkMTS BuildingBruce Johnson
9:30 AMStamp Art for PreschoolersPrintshop
10:00 AM‘En Plein Air’ (The act of painting outdoors!)VillageArtist Lisa Roy
10:00 AMOpening Ceremony: ‘First Farmers’ Exhibitionacross from Mekiwin Manorblessing by Elder from Dakota First Nation
10:00 AM-2:00 PMWool Processing: Touch & See!South of the Muir Log House
10:00 AM-NoonWool Processing: Touch & See!South of the Muir Log House
10:00 AM-4:00 PMModel Railway DisplayTrain StationPortage Model Railroad Club
10:00AM-12:00PMWool SpinningMekiwin Manor PorchLaurie Wiebe
10:00 AMMusic in the villageGazeboReal Jolicoeur
10:00 AMChristian Cowboys Church ServiceGazeboTerry and Donna Baker
10:30 AMFlat Warehouse Mini-talk Flat Warehouse Dr. Goldsborough
10:30 AMSchool Lesson for Kids!Ayr School Lisa Pearn
10:30 AMAsham StompersGazebo
10:45 AMDon Carrothers MonologueCarrothers’ yardKelvin Bueckert
11:00 AMPreachin’ in the Church! Arizona ChurchPastor Rick
11:00 AMDutch Street Organ Performance VillageMichael Clarke
11:00 AMMusic in the villageGazeboThree Berts
11:30 AMTake your photos on a Covered Wagon!Muirhead House
0.5Music in the villageGazeboReal Jolicoeur; Two for the Road
1:00 PM-4:00 PMWool SpinningMekiwin Manor PorchLaurie Wiebe
1:00 PMMusic in the villageGazeboCaledonia
2:00 PMOld-fashioned Picnic Games beside Arizona School
2:00 PMDutch Street Organ Performance VillageMichael Clarke
2:30 PMGet your Morse Code Certificate: For Kids! Manitoba Amateur Radio MuseumM.A.R.M.
2:30 PMAsham StompersGazebo
2:45 PMDon Carrothers MonologueCarrothers’ yardKelvin Bueckert
2:45PM-4:30PM ‘En Plein Air’ (The act of painting outdoors!) Various locationsArtist Lee Beaton
2:45PM-4:30PMFlower Pounding – Pioneer Kids’ Art!South of the Muir Log HousePrairie Fusion Arts Centre
3:00 PMPow Wow DemonstrationsJust West of Ayr SchoolSwan Lake First Nation
3:00 PMTree Planting Car Mini-talkTree Planting Car Dr. Goldsborough
3:00 PMMusic in the villageGazeboEd & Rhea Goertzen; Caledonia
4:00 PMMusic in the villageGazeboMusic Makers; Three Berts; Ion Cruch
5:00 PMMusic in the villageGazeboDreamcatchers; Real Jolicoeur; Lunch Money
0.791666666666667Evening ConcertGazeboNorthern Reflections

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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. Bring your children and join us at Pioneer adventure Land.

  • Barrel train rides
  • Hat Making every day starting at 12:00
  • Sleepy the Clown Friday & Saturday 3:30 to 5:30
  • Pedal Tractor Pull Friday & Saturday at 3:30 (Registration 3:00)
  • Face-painting
  • Heartland Recreation activities every day noon to 4:00
  • Tiny Treasures Mobile Farm Saturday & Sunday noon to 5:00
  • Our popular playground

and much more!

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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 for 2024 is Swing into the 60’s then Slide to the 70’s with RLA.

Also view their demonstrations and displays of pioneer crafts.

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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

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. 

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