Everything is ready to go for the Southeastern Manitoba Festival.The 71st annual Festival begins on Tuesday.  Entries for this year are similar to previous years with an increase in the dance category.  Spokesperson Karen Peters has been part of the Festival for 17 years and says it's exciting to see the growth in the students from year to year.  She adds the Festival gives people a chance to perform in front of an audience and see how they compare to others at their level.