Fri.-Sun., Aug. 10-12/south of Steinbach
GMAC’s 10th Annual Pig Roast & Open Jam for CancerCare, 10 mi S of Steinbach, #35118 Sarto Rd 27N, 1.5 mi E of Hwy 12. Open jam Friday 7 p.m. to late; Pig roast and open jam Saturday 2 p.m. to late; $5 pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Silent auction, pony rides, fireworks, games. Free event; bring a chair and your appetite; kids welcome. Free unserviced camping opens Friday 5 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11/Steinbach
10 a.m. – South East Manitoba Draft Horse Association 6th Annual Plow Match, new location – 3 mi east of Steinbach on Hwy 52, ½ mi south on Rd 39E (Kokomo Rd). Draft horse and vintage tractors; admission free; lunch available. Call Harold 204-326-2836 or John 204-346-4323 for info.
Sat., Aug. 11/east of Tolstoi
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Prairie Day at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, 3 km east of Tolstoi on PR 209, rain or shine. Learn about birds and insects, weave baskets, bug hunt, guided walks, roast bannock, scavenger hunt, crafts, critter catching, trivia challenge. Admission $5/adults, children no charge. On-site canteen; BBQ lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (cash only). Bring lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen, insect repellent, rubber boots. Contact Christie at 204-425-3229 or email@example.com for info.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12/Carrick
Carrick Days 26th Anniversary. Saturday - gates open 11 a.m. (admission $5), parade 12 noon, horseshoe tournament (registration 1 p.m.), kids’ playground, bouncy tent, concession, 50/50 draw, supper 4:30 p.m., silent auction, bands, continuous entertainment, fireworks 10 p.m.; Sunday - free admission, breakfast ($7) 10 a.m.-12 noon, beanbag competition 12 noon. No dogs allowed.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12/Roseau River
10 a.m.-8 p.m. – 24th Annual Roseau River Gospel Music Festival, Roseau River Park, ½ mi south of Roseau River. Saturday – fish fry supper, canteen open at 11 a.m., wiener roast after singing; Sunday – pancake breakfast, cold plate lunch, spaghetti supper, church service 10 a.m. Free admission. Camper parking available, small fee for camper or tent. Contact Dave Reimer 204-434-9577, Henry Reimer 204-427-2475 or Henry Doerksen 204-434-6470. Everyone welcome.
Sat., Aug. 18/Stuartburn
9 a.m. – Liturgy of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Blessing of Fruits at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church. Everyone welcome.
Sat., Aug. 18/Sprague
12-4 p.m. – 7th Annual Show & Shine, near corner of Hwy 12 and PR 308, lot 44 in Sprague. Free admission and entries; BBQ and entertainment. Antique, classic, muscle, off-road, snowmobiles, tractors, special interest vehicles. For info or entries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19/Eastern Manitoba
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Boreal Shores Art Tour; 45 artists participating. Visit www.borealshoresarttour.ca for more info.