2018 | Spring Rodeo: May 25-27 | Hanover Ag Fair: August 16-19 | Heartland Finals: September 15 & 16

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Bring your friends and have some fun at this year’s Hanover Ag Fair, August 16-19, 2018
at the Hanover Ag grounds in Grunthal, MB. 

The board of directors, sponsors, organizing committees and all of the volunteers, wish to extend this official invitation to you and your family to come and make some memories.

You and your family will have a great time checking out all of the activities we have to offer - crashing cars, bucking bulls, cuddly critters, rodeo ropers, a musical mainstage, family fun and so much more!

SCHEDULE

2018 Hanover Ag Fair

For a detailed schedule of this year’s events and activities click HERE

ADMISSION

Hanover Ag Fair, August 16-19, 2018
LIMITED SEATING FOR THE CONCERT

 

Adult Youth
General Day Admission* $15 $10
Friday Sights & Sounds $5 until 5pm $5 until 5pm
Weekend Event Pass* $45 $30
Concert $20 $20

 

LI3_0701_AdmissionAdult: ages 17 & over — Youth: ages 9-16 — Age 8 & under   FREE

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.

Proof of a valid negative Coggins test is  recommended but not mandatory for 2018 for equine entering the Hanover Ag Exhibition Park or affiliated with the Hanover Ag Fair. 

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

*General Day Admission & Weekend Event Pass do not provide entry to the concert.

MAIN EVENTS

Parade

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10am
Register HERE

MAIN STREET CLOSED – SATURDAY @ 9:45AM

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.

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Special Meals

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Saturday
Sunday
5:30pm
5:00pm
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30am
Bud Spud n’ Steak
Rib Dinner
Chicken BBQ
Perogy Supper
$5 Buck Lunch
$20
$20
$8
$12
$5
RM of Hanover Food Tent
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Mainstage

Outdoor Movie – Friday, August 17th at 10:0pm – Avengers:Infinity War
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This Year’s Headliner! Tickets on sale June 1st

Headliner announcement 2018Country singer/songwriter Aaron Goodvin has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance.

    

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Opening for Aaron Goodvin is:

Daniel Desorcy                                                                                                       Jason Kirkness

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Mainstage Schedule

Friday
Saturday
9:30pm
11:30am
6:30pm
8:00pm
Outdoor Movie
The Janzen Boys
Concert gates open
Daniel Desorcy, Jason Kirkness, Aaron Goodvin
Sunday 10:30am
11:45am
1:00pm
6:30pm
7:30pm
Community Worship Service
Sound Foundation
Soul Purpose
Classic Overdrive
Weekend Awards & Announcements

Bullarama

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There’s no better way to kick off the Fair than with BULLARAMA!

Thursday, August 16 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena

Thursday night heats up as the toughest riders take on even tougher bulls for the most exhilarating eight seconds in sport. Some of the best riders from across Canada are coming to put on a great show, trying to go home with the prize money, the bragging rights and that shiny new buckle. Steve’s Livestock rodeo arena is one of the best places to witness heart thumping, up close action.                                   

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          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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CWHA Horse Show

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At Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena on the Hanover Ag Grounds

Hosted by the Canadian Western Horse Association

Riders of all ages and experience levels come to compete in a variety of classes and disciplines. Judges score animal and rider for their appearance, control, movement and many other subtleties. It turns out there is more to riding a horse than just jumping on its back! It’s a really great event for horse enthusiasts.

For more information check the CWHA website

MRCA/CCA Rodeo

Friday, August 17 @ 7:30PM & Saturday, August 18 @ 5:00 PM
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena on the Hanover Ag Grounds

LI4_9121MRCA RodeoTwo days of full featured semi-professional rodeo with the one and only Hollywood Harris !!

Come out and cheer on Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping and Bull Riding, along with Amateur Bareback, Amateur Saddle Bronc, Junior Steers, Junior Barrels.

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Gymkhana

Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 12:00PM           
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena on the Hanover Ag Grounds

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Limited entries for this event. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Register before the event from 11:00AM until 11:30AM, Aug. 18th at the Rodeo Arena.

The Gymkhana is open to all ages, and all skill levels.
Our main objective is to have fun!
Participants 18 years of age & under must wear a helmet to compete.

Events:

Barrels, Poles, Keyhole, Open Mystery Event

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Peewee 1-10          JR’s 11-16          SR’s 17+
PeeWee events will be run first.

Family Fun Zone

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12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Games, bouncers and face painting, and more – it’s a kids’ delight!

Come see what’s new this year in the Family Fun Zone! 

 

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                                   Find the Dunk Tank & Test your Aim

Soak your friends, PARENTS or your
favourite community members!

 

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An interactive educational exhibit that brings the Farm to the Fair!

Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In the Red Barn

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Critter Corner

Spend some time at the Critter Corner petting zoo where kids can go into the pens to see the animals!

Motorsports

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 12:30pm, Registration at 12:00pm
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo 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!

 

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Demolition Derby
Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Southwood Speedway on the Hanover Ag grounds

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

Save $25, register before August 14th!
Pre-registration $50, after Aug. 14 $75
Click HERE to register
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SUPPORTING ATTRACTIONS

MPI Mini Car Town

Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm
For children ages 4-7
Designed to educate children about the rules of the road and basic traffic signs. Participants drive battery-powered, kid-sized cars through a mini streetscape.

Flea Market

Friday, 12:00pm-8:00pm in the RM of Hanover Food Tent
Please book in advance – Register HERE

Helicopter Rides

Saturday & Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, located at the soccer field
Ever wondered what it’s like to ride in a helicopter? Now’s your chance! Take flight and see Grunthal from the air.

Amateur Strongman Competition

Saturday, 1:00pm
This will be a 4 event competition – Log press, truck harness pull, car dead lift, medley of farmer walks, sand bag and a keg.
We will be working with a local competitor and trainer.
Event will be capped at 20 competitors – 15 guys, 5 gals.
The events will be run in a head to head format. Entry fee is $40 per person. There will be prizes.
Register HERE

Paint the Day Away with Colleen Watchorn

Saturday, 2:30pm & 4:00pm in the RM of Hanover Food Tent
There will be two one hour sessions. 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.
Click HERE to register

Bingo

Sunday, 2:00pm in the Vendor Tent

Arm Wrestling Competition

Sunday, 2:30pm in front of the Fairway Ford Mainstage
Registration will take place on the day of the event.

GET INVOLVED

Volunteer

DSC_2204-1 fairThe 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.

Earn Your Way to the Fair!  Earn credit towards your admission by volunteering

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.

Exclusive Volunteer Sponsor
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Vendors

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

Fill in the Vendor Application Form using our online form, or print off a copy and mail it back to us.
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Online application form
Vendor application PDF

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

Questions? Email: vendor@hanoverag.com

Hanover Ag Fair Hours
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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
6-10pm
12-11pm
12-11pm
12-10pm

Set up Times

Thursday  3 pm-6 pm*
Friday       9 am -Noon
Saturday   8 am-Noon

*There is no overnight security on Thursday night. The Hanover Ag Fair provides hired overnight security on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10 pm. 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.