The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, scheduled for March 29 – April 3, 2021 at the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba grounds in Brandon, has been cancelled.

The following statement was issued on November 24th:

“The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba Board of Directors have made the most difficult decision to suspend planning for the 2021 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. We are deeply saddened to make this announcement; however, the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. The Provincial Exhibition Directors and staff remain dedicated to bring live events back to Brandon, as well as seek other ways to celebrate agriculture and community in a safe and enjoyable way. There will be future events, but until then, we will be looking for your support and generosity.”

Established in 1882, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba hosts three fairs annually. This is the second edition of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (est. 1906) in a row that has been cancelled due to Covid-19; the March 2020 event also fell victim to the restrictions of the early stages of the pandemic.