Main Street in Niverville will transform for another year when the annual Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair begins Friday.
The two-day festival will include the traditional midway, petting zoo and car show.
Gates open Friday at 5:30 p.m., with a wakeboard rail jam and x-treme motocross demonstration set to begin at around 7:15 p.m.
Singer Maxine Peters will perform at 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m., while the Best of the British Invasions will take to the main stage at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 11 p.m., followed by a performance by Red to wrap up opening day.
Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and a luncheon BBQ at 11 a.m.
Canadian country artist Dean Brody will end the night with a 9 p.m. performance.
Sagkeeng’s Finest — winners of “Canada’s Got Talent” are also on the Saturday schedule, along with the Asham Stompers.
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Thousands of people from across southern Manitoba drove to Niverville over the weekend for the annual Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair.
Having began on Friday, the headlining act and full-day of activities were held Saturday, capped off with country band Emerson Drive and a pyrotechnics display.
The Juno Award-nominated band from Grand Prairie, Alberta played for a little more than 90 minutes to a packed Main Street, as revellers set up lawn chairs and filled the bleachers as they do every year.
Organizers moved the intimate stage to the other side of the street this year to accomodate a larger crowd, which seems to be growing annually.
View the photo gallery below.
Emerson Drive performs Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
The annual Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair kicks off for another year this evening just south of Winnipeg.
Gates for the two-day fair open at 5:30 p.m., along with the midway, petting zoo and other attractions. At 7 p.m., a ball room dance demonstration will be given, followed by an X-treme motocross demo at 8 p.m. Fireworks are planned for 11 p.m.
On Saturday, headliner Emerson Drive will perform, but not before the famous toonie pancake breakfast satisfies the appetite of the hundreds who attend each year. A country street market will open at 10 a.m., as a full day of activities fill the void until the big show at 9 p.m.
We’ll have a photographer there this weekend and will bring you the sights if you can’t make it out yourself.
Admission is $12 on Friday, $12 on Saturday (before 6 p.m.), and $20 after 6 p.m.
The Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair was another success this year, with people from all across southern Manitoba making the trek to the small, welcoming community south of the city this past weekend.
Country band The Road Hammers (above) thrilled the crowd Saturday night, shortly after a homemade chicken dinner with all the delicious trimmings was served. Earlier in the day, a spectacular motocross demonstration was held.
Besides flying motorbikes, love was also in the air. A young couple tied the knot on the fair’s midway.
You know summer is almost here when the annual Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair arrives.
The two-day fair just south of Winnipeg kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. with the midway, kids tent, petting zoo, country street market and classic car show. Several musical acts are slated to hit the main stage later in the evening, before the fireworks go off at 11 p.m.
On Saturday, a pancake breakfast will get things going at 8 a.m., followed by a mid-morning BBQ. Canadian country music group The Road Hammers (above) will headline the night after a delicious chicken dinner and motocross demonstrations.
Niverville’s 14th annual Olde Tyme Country Fair was another huge success this weekend. Between the great BBQ chicken dinner and spectacular entertainment, it was a wonderful way to celebrate our first summer-like weekend in Manitoba.
Watch highlights below:
Headliner George Canyon was the main reason most folks came out. Watch his Saturday night performance of “Ring of Fire” by clicking here.
This year, organizers handed out small bottles of hand sanitizer to all attendees to help reduce the risk of catching the H1N1 flu virus. Great initiative on their behalf.