2018 | Spring Rodeo: May 25-27 | June Classic Demo Derby: June 17 | Hanover Ag Fair: August 16-19

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Bring your friends and have some fun at this year’s Hanover Ag Fair, August 17-20, 2017
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!


2017 Hanover Ag Fair

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


Hanover Ag Fair, August 17-20, 2017


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 required for all equine entering the Hanover Ag Exhibition Park or affiliated with the Hanover Ag Fair. Set times for equine entering the grounds are as follows:
Friday - 6am-10am for CWHA - 4:30pm-8:30pm for MRCA
Saturday - 6am-5pm

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.



DSC_0032ParadePARADE…..a suitable companion to any Fair

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10am


Local Commercial
1. Southwood Ventures
2. Sutton Group

Local Non-Commercial
1. Grunthal Refugee Sponsorship
2. Town Maintenance

Non-Local Commercial
1. Horizon Livestock
2. Skyview Landscaping

Non-Local Non-Commercial
1. Roseau River Bible Camp
2. Southeast Implement Collectors


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.

Parade Route-resized for website

Special Meals

Prime Rib
Pulled Pork
Chicken BBQ
Perogy Supper
$5 Buck Lunch
In The Food Booth
In The Food Booth
RM of Hanover Food Tent
RM of Hanover Food Tent
RM of Hanover Food Tent


Outdoor Movie – Friday, August 18th at 9:30pm
Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2

This Year’s Headliner: Home Free

HOME FREE is bringing new music, new production, and more country favorites as they come to town! This 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. HOME FREE has become a household name for peppering Nashville country standards with country-dipped pop hits.

Facebook: HomeFreeVocalBand
Twitter: HomeFreeGuys
Instagram: HomeFreeGuys
YouTube: HomeFreeVocalBand

Mainstage Schedule

Outdoor Movie
Tyler del Pino
Scorpions Cheer
5 Acres
HOME FREE concert with special guests Byron Falk, The Janzen Boys, Poets & Lies, Jackson Klippenstein
Sunday 10:30am
Community Worship Service
Sound Foundation
Howard & Joel Jolly
A.R. Cash
Catie St.Germain
Awards & Announcements
Matt Falk
Catie St.Germain

Artist Bio’s



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

Thursday, August 17 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.                                   


          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

LI3_0443_Light HorseFriday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00AM
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 or contact President-Brian Sinkarsin.
Email: b.sinkarsin@mymts.net  Phone: 204-878-9673


Friday, August 18 @ 7:30PM & Saturday, August 19 @ 4:00 PM
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena on the Hanover Ag Grounds

LI4_9121MRCA RodeoTwo days of full featured semi-professional rodeo with Rodeo Clown 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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Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 12:00PM           
Steve’s Livestock Transport Rodeo Arena on the Hanover Ag Grounds

eventpoles High School RodeoLimited entries for this event. Register early to avoid disappointment - Online registration is now closed
Register before the event from 11:00AM until 11:30AM, Aug. 19th 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.


Barrels, Poles, Speed Skill, Egg & Spoon

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!


1131 Family Fun ZoneAG on the Moove in the Agucation Centre

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

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


Critter Corner

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


Back for 2017!!

DSC_1898-3EndurocrossEnduro Cross – Sunday, August 20, 2017

Test your skills and challenge your friends across a track filled with obstacles
Calling all quads, dirt bikes and side by sides
Registration starts at 12:00PM. Race starts at 12:30PM.
$10 per entry.



DSC_4251Demo Derby

Demolition Derby
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Derby Winners

Big Car
1. Kevin Gagnon
2. George Jackson
3. Rob Sanclemente
Most Aggressive: Alan Jackson

Small Car
1. Scott Perdonic
2. Kyle Berard
3. Kevin Gagnon
Most Aggressive: Tyrone Martins

1. Travis Peters
2. Reg Cure
Most Aggressive: Travis Peters

First heat starts       4:00PM
Southwood Speedway on the Hanover Ag grounds

Get your vehicles ready! Click here for car and truck rules.
Full size car rules here.

Save $25, register before August 14th!
Pre-registration $50, after Aug. 14 $75
Click here to register – Online registration is now closed
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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-7:00pm in the RM of Hanover Food Tent
To register for this first ever Grunthal Community Market contact Chris at 204.392.0487
Tables will be supplied – $15 for the first table, $10 for additional tables
Please book in advance!

Keystone Agri-Motive Excavator Rodeo

Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 1:00pm, finals on Saturday at 6:30pm
Location of this event is at the northeast corner of the parking lot
Try out your operating skills in this side by side timed competition
Registration will take place onsite at the event

Amateur Strongman Competition

Saturday, 1:00pm
This will be a 4 event competition – Log press, truck harness pull, farmer walk and car dead lift.
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

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


Sunday, 2:00pm in the RM of Hanover Food Tent

Arm Wrestling Competition

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



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.

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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.

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


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.