With only a few weeks left in August, soak up the sun and festivities around southeast Manitoba this weekend. 

It’s that time of the year. It’s Hanover Ag weekend in Grunthal! It kicks off on Thursday, August 17, and goes until Sunday, August 20. 

From the parade to arm wrestling competitions, many festivities are happening on the grounds all weekend long.  

Hanover Ag’s Bull Riders Canada Invitational is Manitoba’s largest bull-riding event of the year. Riders will battle in the Hanover Ag Livestock Arena on Thursday and Friday at 7 PM. 

There is no shortage of live music either. Headliner Drew Gregory will be joined by Kleefeld native Jason Kirkness and Kendra Kay on Saturday night. 

For children and families, the family fun zone has plenty of sights and activities to check out. This includes bouncers, face painting, pony rides and more. Learn what it’s like to be a farmer at Ag on the Moove, an interactive educational exhibit. 

Tickets are available online on the Hanover Ag website or at the gate.  

We will be in attendance with Wendy’s Show Us Your Summer on Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM. 

While many contests happen on the ground, this upcoming event will be up in the sky.  

The third annual Canadian National Aerobatic Championships will be at the Steinbach North Airport. Pilots from across North America will compete in five categories and be judged on their routines.  

For spectators, there will be a designated area for viewing and a variety of food trucks. Attendees are encouraged to bring essentials such as lawn chairs, sunscreen and water. 

The free admission event runs from 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 8 AM to 2 PM on Sunday and will wrap up with the awards ceremony. 

We will be at the Central Canada Aerobatic Championships with Wendy’s Show Us Your Summer on Sunday, August 20, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  

Check out other events happening this weekend: 

Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) Peace Trek – Saturday, August 19 

The second annual Peace Trek Fundraiser is a one-day cyclathon where participants ride through the Peace Trail. The route starts at the Mennonite Landing Site by the Red River near Niverville and ends at the Dirk Willens Peace Garden at MHV. For each participant, the goal is to raise $600, and all funds will be given to Eden Health Care Services.  

Smokin’ Summer Charity Rib-Off with Robb Nash – Saturday, August 19 

At the Marchand Inn, teams will face off in a rib-making competition. For the audience, meal tickets cost $50. This includes ribs from the competitors, sides and dessert. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Robb Nash Project, an experience that uses music and storytelling to spread mental health awareness. The event is organized by the Hamm sisters of Marchand. 

It's your time to win big with Wendy's Show Us Your Summer!

This week, show us a photo of you and your favourite summer getaway spot for a chance to win an annual premium carwash membership from Timberfalls! The draw date is on Wednesday, August 23.

Still don't have your hands on a golden ticket for the brand-new trailer from Steinbach Trailers and RV? Take a selfie with us at events or the trailer at the Hanover Ag Grounds, scan the QR code and submit your photo!

Keep checking the Wendy's Show Us Your Summer page on SteinbachOnline or the SteinbachOnline app, and keep listening to our radio stations to not miss out on your chance to win!



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