Hanover Ag Fair

August 13 - 16, 2020


With just the right blend of livestock, motor sport events, main stage entertainment, children’s activities and so much more, the Hanover Ag Fair is a weekend packed full of entertainment and activities to suit all ages. New this year, we are hosting the richest 2-day BRC event in Canada!! You will not want to miss seeing these tough bull-riders take on even tougher bulls!


Thursday, August 13

5:00pmGrounds OpenAlbert Ave. & Southwood Street
6:00pmSeating OpensSteve’s Livestock Arena
5:00pm - 9:00pmFood Truck NightHanover Ag Parking Lot
6:00pm - 12:00amLion’s DenLion’s Den
7:00pmOpening Ceremonies
Hanover Ag Bull Riders Canada
Invitational Presented by Steinbach Hatchery & Feeds
Steve’s Livestock Arena
11:00pmGrounds Close

Friday, August 14

7:00am - 9:00amPancake BreakfastRM of Hanover Tent
12:00pmGrounds OpenAlbert Ave. & Southwood Street
12:30pm - 1:30pmStick Horse CompetitionSteve’s Livestock Arena
12:00pm - 5:00pmPetting Zoo & Pony RidesCritter Corner
12:00pm - 5:00pmAg On The MooveRed Barn
12:00 - 5:00pmGo Play CorralKid’s Fun Zone
2:00pmGrassroots Family GymkhanaSteve’s Livestock Arena
2:30pm - 4:30pmShurGain Heritage Tours Wagon RidesHanover Ag Parking Lot
5:00pm - 9:00pmFast Air Helicopter RidesTristar Soccer Park
6:00pm - 12:00am Lion’s DenLion’s Den
7:00pmHanover Ag’s Bull Riders Canada Invitational
Presented by Steinbach Hatchery & Feeds
Steve’s Livestock Arena
10:00pm - 12:00amParty in the Dirt, DJ & Light ShowLion’s Den
10:00pm Outdoor Movie - AladdinFairway Ford Mainstage
10:00pmCanteen Closes
11:00pmGrounds Close

Saturday, August 15

8:00am - 5:00pmCWHA Horse ShowSteve’s Livestock Arena
10:00am ParadeSee pg. 13
11:00am - 2:00pmKubota On Tour with the Grey CupNear Main Entrance
11:00am Grounds OpenAlbert Ave. &  Southwood Street
11:30am World Famous Chicken BBQRM of Hanover Tent
11:30am Matt ZimmermanFairway Ford Mainstage
12:00pm - 6:00pmPetting Zoo & Pony RidesCritter Corner
12:30pmSupplement King Amateur Strongman CompetitionFairway Ford Mainstage
1:00pm - 6:00pmGo Play CorralKid’s Fun Zone
1:00pm - 6:00pmAg on the MooveRed Barn
1:00pm - 12:00amLion’s DenLion’s Den
2:30pmPaint the Day AwayVendor Tent
2:30pm - 4:30pm ShurGain Heritage ToursHanover Ag Parking Lot
4:00pm Paint the Day AwayRM of Hanover Tent
4:00pm - 6:00pmHappy Hour & Live MusicLion’s Den
4:30pm School of RockFairway Ford Mainstage
5:00pm - 9:00pm Fast Air Helicopter Rides Tristar Soccer Park
5:30pm Songwriters RoundFairway Ford Mainstage
6:00pm Redneck Roundup - ATV & Mini-Bike RodeoSteve’s Livestock Arena
7:00pm Seanster & the MonstersFairway Ford Mainstage
8:00pm Awards & AnnouncementsFairway Ford Mainstage
8:30pmPenn-Co Construction Back Porch JamFairway Ford Mainstage
10:00pm Canteen Closes
10:30pm Fireworks
10:45pmAfter Party with DJ & Light ShowLion’s Den
11:30pm Grounds Close

Sunday, August 16

10:00amGrounds OpenAlbert Ave. &  Southwood Street
10:30am - 11:30amCommunity WorshipFairway Ford Mainstage
11:30am 5 Buck LunchRM of Hanover Tent
11:45amMainstage MusicFairway Ford Mainstage
12:00pm - 4:00pmAg On The MooveRed Barn
12:00pm - 4:00pmGo Play CorralKid’s Fun Zone
12:00pm - 4:00pmFast Air Helicopter RidesTristar Soccer Park
12:30pmHighland GamesSteve’s Livestock Arena
12:30pmArm Wrestling RegistrationFairway Ford Mainstage
1:00pm - 6:00pmPetting Zoo & Pony RidesCritter Corner
2:00pm - 5:00pmLion’s DenLion’s Den
2:00pmArm Wrestling CompetitionFairway Ford Mainstage
2:30pm - 4:30pmShurGain Heritage ToursHanover Ag Parking Lot
3:30pm Demolition DerbySouthwood Ventures Speedway
5:00pmCanteen Closes
6:00pmGrounds Close


TimeMainstage Events
10:00pmOutdoor Movie - Aladdin
11:30amMatt Zimmerman
4:30pmSchool of Rock
5:30pmSongwriters Round
7:00pmSeanster & the Monsters
8:00pmAwards & Announcements
8:30pmBack Porch Jam
10:30am - 11:30amCommunity Worship
11:45amMainstage Music
12:30pmArm Wrestling Registration
2:00pmArm Wrestling Competition


 Grounds FeeBull Riding
Grass Level Seating
Bull Riding
Dirt Level Seating
Demolition DerbyConcert
Children 8 & underFREE

8 & under are free all weekend but require a ticket for admission on Thursday & Friday

Accessibility Features: For those with accessibility requirements, there are people-movers available for transportation on the grounds and personal assistance from one of our volunteers is available upon request.

The Hanover Ag Fair is an outdoor event, and that’s what makes it special. Come prepared for the weather. No refunds will be given in the event that it is too rainy, too windy, too hot, too cold, too sunny, or too dark, or anything else outside of our control. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Click here to learn how you can ‘Earn Your Way To The Fair’!


Hanover Ag’s Bull Riders Canada Invitational

Presented by Steinbach Hatchery and Feeds

Manitoba’s largest bullriding event of the year!
Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14, 7:00pm
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena

Witness the heart thumping, up close action as the toughest riders take on even tougher bulls for the most exhilarating eight seconds in sport. The best riders from across Canada are coming to put on a great show, trying to go home with the biggest pot of prize money BRC offers.
The fans tell us they love the excitement! Riders tell us they love the feeling of the screaming crowds! You’ve got to check this out! Sanctioned by Bull Riders Canada (BRC) in association with Crossfire Bullriding Promotions.

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Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 15 at 4:00pm
Southwood Speedway

Roaring engines, flying mud and crunching metal! Excitement for the whole family!

Get your vehicles ready!
General Derby Rules
Small Car Rules
Big Car Rules

Save $25, register before August 10th!
Pre-registration $50, after Aug. 10 $75
Register here.

Saturday Night Mainstage

Saturday, August 15, 7:00pm
Fairway Ford Mainstage

See Canadian Country Music Superstar George Canyon in concert!

To call George Canyon “accomplished” would be the understatement of the century. Throughout his career he has won many awards for his music, Juno Awards, CCMA Awards, and ECMA Awards to name a few. He has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums, regularly performs all over the world, and has acted in a number of films, television shows, and stage plays. He is a highly regarded humanitarian, strong supporter of the military, and most important, a proud father and devoted husband.

George Canyon’s latest single, titled “Vinyl”, Produced by Scott Cooke, is now available on all streaming and purchasing platforms, and is climbing the charts at Canadian country radio. The single is from a forthcoming new album


Saturday, August 15 at 10:00am
Register here: Online


Bring a Tin for the Bin! Support Grunthal Caring Hands Food Bank
Volunteers will be collecting items during the Parade. Parade entries gather at the Green Valley School grounds. Parade marshal will provide further direction. Questions/ Concerns? Contact Sheryle at parade@hanoverag.com or 204-371-0946.

Grassroots Family Gymkhana & Stick Horse Competition

Saturday, August 15
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena

Grassroots Family Gymkhana – Registration 10:00am, event start 11:00am

Open to all ages and skill levels, our main objective is to have fun with our horses! Whether you ride recreationally or competitively, you will enjoy participating in a variety of mounted games.

Register here.

Stick Horse Competition – Registration at 2:00pm, event runs 3:00pm

Free Stick Horse games for kids ages 3-10. Bring your own stick horse or borrow on of Hanover Ag’s trusty stick horse steads.

Redneck Roundup-ATV & Mini-bike Rodeo

Saturday, August 15 at 4:00pm, Registration onsite prior to the event
Steve’s Livestock Arena

Calling all ATV enthusiasts! Looking for an afternoon of excitement?! Bring out your quads, mini-bikes, three wheelers, and side-by-sides for some fun competition! Numerous gymkhana type events will test your skill and speed

Cost is $5 per person and there will be prizes!


NEW DAY & TIME! Saturday, August 15, 11:00pm

Supplement King Amateur Strongman Competition

Sunday, August 16 at 12:00pm

This 4-event competition is going to amaze you! Watch as competitors take on the log press, truck harness pull, a medley and car dead lift.

The events will be run in a head to head format. Entry fee is $40 per person. There will be prizes.
Register here.

CWHA Horse Show

Sunday, August 16 at 8:00am
Steve’s Livestock Arena
Hosted by the Canadian Western Horse Association

Riders of all ages and experience levels come to compete in a variety of classes and disciplines. It’s a really great event for horse enthusiasts. For more information check the CWHA website

Arm Wrestling Competition

Sunday, August 16, Registration at 2:30pm, Event at 4:00pm
Fairway Ford Mainstage

Put your best arm forward! All sizes and abilities welcome to register.

Highland Games

Sunday, August 16 at 4:00pm
Steve’s Livestock Arena

The Manitoba Association of Celtic Sports is proud to continue the Scottish Highland Heavy Games tradition. Come check out what the Caber Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw and the Braemar Stone are all about.

Supporting Attractions

ShurGain Heritage Tours

Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm-4:30pm

Paint the Day Away

with Colleen Watchorn

Saturday, August 15 2:30pm in the RM of Hanover Food Tent
One hour session. Only $20 per person! Discover the artist in you! In this mini session you will receive step by step instruction to create a one of a kind painting!  The bonus is you get to take it home.

Register here.

Children's Activities

Go Play Corral
Saturday, August 15 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 16 12:00pm-5:00pm
Games, bouncers, face painting, and more – it’s a kids’ delight!

Dunk Tank

Find the Dunk Tank & Test your Aim
Soak your friends, PARENTS or your favourite community members!

Critter Corner and Pony Rides

Saturday, August 15 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 16 12:00pm-5:00pm

Petting zoo is included with grounds admission, pony rides do cost extra.

AG on the Moove

An interactive educational exhibit that brings the Farm to the Fair!
Saturday, August 15 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 16 12:00pm-5:00pm
In the Red Barn

Community Worship

Sunday, August 16 10:30am
Fairway Ford Mainstage

Get Involved


The Hanover Ag Fair is the largest community event held each summer. The Hanover Ag Society realizes its need for volunteers and values your service and support. It takes over 100 volunteers to put on an event such as the Fair. There are lots of opportunities to help with set-up and prep before the fair, clean up after the fair and many, many positions during the fair such as selling wristbands at the front and back gates, guest info, canteens, ground maintenance and helping with specific events.

For every four hour shift you volunteer you can earn $15 Hanover Ag Bucks. You or your family can use your Hanover Ag Bucks towards grounds/event admission and/or at the Hanover Ag canteens. If you want to meet lots of people and help out and play a part in making this fantastic event come together, contact us at volunteer@hanoverag.com and let us know what job you would love to help with.

Click here to register as a volunteer.


8,000 – 10,000 people attend the Hanover Ag Fair each year.
Reserve your vendor space now to secure your spot!

Online application form
Mailing Address:
Hanover Ag Society
Box 441
Grunthal, MB
R0A 0R0

Questions? Email: vendor@hanoverag.com

Hanover Ag Fair Hours
Set up Times

Thursday  3 pm-6 pm
Friday       3 pm-6 pm
Saturday   8 am- 12 pm
Sunday     8 am – 10:30 am

*Vendors need to have their booths ready and service vehicles cleared when the gates open each day. Vehicle access to your booth will be restricted until the end of each day. All vendors should have their own liability insurance. The Hanover Ag Fair is covered and protected by its insurance in the event of an incident on the grounds. You will not be protected by our insurance. You should have your own.


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