Hanover Ag Fair

August 19 - 22, 2021


For Immediate Release
May 6th 2020

75th Annual Hanover Ag Fair Cancelled

During these days of unprecedented health concern and responding to the guidance of those managing the crises that our community, province and country is facing, we are answering the call to do our part to keep each other safe.

It is with sadness that the Hanover AG Society regrets to announce that the 75th Annual Hanover Ag Fair will be cancelled for the 2020 season.

Though unfortunate, these are the steps that must be taken to ensure that we are doing our part to reduce the risk to our community. We want to thank our partners who continue to stand beside the Hanover Ag Society as we face this pandemic together as a community.

Please contact office@hanoverag.com for a full refund on events tickets, vendor fees, and other costs.

We look forward to overcoming this crisis and celebrating with our community, and celebrating the 75th Hanover Ag Fair, August 19th- 22nd, 2021.

For more information please contact:
Curtis Dawydiuk – Hanover Ag Society President
(204) 371.2950


 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 19 & Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
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.

BRC-logo-150      Crossfire logo resized

Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 21, 2021 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 21, 2021, 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 21st, 2021  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

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Livestock Arena Grounds

Grassroots Family Gymkhana – Register Online or at the Livestock Arena Grounds at 11am. Event beings at 11:30am

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.



NEW DAY & TIME! Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Amateur Strongman Competition

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 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 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 am
Livestock Arena 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. It’s a really great event for horse enthusiasts. For more information check the CWHA website

Arm Wrestling Competition

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 , 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 22nd, 2021 at 4:00pm
Livestock Arena Grounds

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

Children's Activities

Go Play Corral
Saturday, August 21st, 2021  12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 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 21st, 2021 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 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 21st, 2021 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 12:00pm-5:00pm
In the Red Barn

Community Worship

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 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.


Sign Up to Volunteer & Earn Your Way

Keep up to date with the latest events and specials