From Super Mario under the stars to jumping frogs, it is an action-packed weekend for the southeast.  

St. Pierre’s Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair is happening from Thursday, August 10, to Sunday, August 13. President Roxanne Gagne says the four-day festival is “jam-packed with different events,” and with the help of the Ag Society, they can offer more.  

“Now, we're collaborating with the Ag Society of St. Pierre to do both the Ag Fair and the Frog Follies at the same time,” Gagne explains. 

Festivities will take place at Carillon Park and the area, and it kicks off on Thursday with Frog Follies bingo. 

“This is always super popular. Everybody looks forward to the Frog Follies bingo on the Thursday night. The doors open at 6:00 for that,” she says. 

There is no shortage of youth entertainment, including bubble soccer, laser tag, bouncy castles and more. There will also be many musical and dance performances from folk, Indigenous and rock groups.  

On Saturday, they will have a parade which starts at 11 AM. Before the parade at 9 AM, there is a bike decorating competition for children with awards available, including the best decorated and most original.  

To wrap up the weekend on Sunday, they will host a highly anticipated competition: the VIP National Frog Jumping Championships. 

“It is going to be a ton of fun,” she says. “So, we've selected some very important people from the community, like the mayor and other people from different regions and they are going to be jumping frogs and competing.” 

Gagne adds that Frog Follies is more than a weekend of activities, and she looks forward “to see people from the community reconnect with the roots.” 

“We're a francophone community. It’s the idea of just continuously remembering our roots, always bringing it back to heritage, always bringing it back to we’re grassroots small town. And we love living where we live, so let's celebrate it,” she says.

We will be at the St. Pierre Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair on Sunday, August 13, from 1 PM to 5 PM with Wendy’s Show Us Your Summer! The full schedule can be found on 

It is rodeo time at Richer! The Richer Rough Stock Rodeo is on from Friday, August 11, to Sunday, August 13.  

There are endless activities to watch and try this weekend. It all kicks off on Friday with a Bull Riders Canada Bullnanza, a giant rodeo social and more.  

No festival is complete without a parade and pancake breakfast, and that is happening at the Richer Rough Stock Rodeo on Saturday. There will be live music and socials with Ryan Keown on the Mainstage. 

There are plenty of activities for kids and families at the Family Fun Zone from train and pony rides to bouncers and a petting zoo. 

They wrap up festivities on Sunday with a Cowboy Church Service, Gymkhana and even more rodeo action. 

We will be joining in the festivities at Richer with Wendy’s Show Us Your Summer on Saturday, August 12, from 12 PM to 4 PM. The full schedule can be found on the Richer Rodeo website.  

Check out other events happening this weekend: 

Steinbach Movie in the Park – Friday, August 11 

This Friday, Steinbach and area residents are invited to watch Mario Brothers at the A.D. Penner Park on a large outdoor screen underneath the stars. It is a free admission event and starts at dusk. 

Prairie Day 2023 – Saturday, August 12 

Prairie Day is an opportunity to participate in a two-hour-long guided walk in the tall grass prairie 3 KM east of Tolstoi on PR 209. There will be speakers and lunch hosted at Gardenton Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit in the shade of oak trees for afternoon presentations. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children.  

Roseau River Park Gospel Music Festival - Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13  

A two-day gospel musical festival is being held at the Roseau River Park. It is on from 2 PM to 8 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 8 PM on Sunday.  

29th Annual Carrick Days – Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13 

On Carrick’s Main Street, they will be celebrating the 29th annual Carrick Days. Gates open at 11 AM and the admission fee is $5. From the legendary horseshoe tournament to Carrick Got Talent, there are plenty of activities for everyone. There will also be fireworks show and a pancake breakfast. Darren Lavalee Country Junction and The Dumpster Fires will be in attendance to provide entertainment. More information can be found on the Carrick Community Facebook page

Summer in Chortitz – Sunday, August 13 

At the Chortitz Heritage Church in Randolph, they are hosting “The Goodness of God” sing-along event. It will be led by the music ensemble Isbrand Fehr and followed by a devotional by Pastor Andrew Lambert. It is a free admission event that starts at 3 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs afterwards for free watermelon and rollkuchen outdoors. The church holds a capacity of 180 people, so space is limited.  

Don't forget about all the great prizes you can win with Wendy's Show Us Your Summer!

Show us a photo of you and your favourite summer physical activity for a chance to win an annual pass to Snap Fitness. The draw date is on Thursday, August 17, so don't miss your chance!

There are still plenty of golden tickets for the brand-new trailer from Steinbach Trailers and RV waiting to be in your hands. Find us the Richer Rough Stock Rodeo or the St. Pierre Frog Follies and Agriculture Fair, take a selfie with us and scan the QR code. 

Keep checking the Wendy's Show Us Your Summer page on SteinbachOnline and listening to our radio stations so you don't miss out on any chances to win big!



With files from Kenton Dyck


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