5 Eastman Festivals You Have to Get to This Summer

Celebrate the last six weeks of summer with us in Eastern Manitoba! We have some great festivals coming up that just shouldn't be missed. Relive our Mennonite past, step back in time and take in a jousting match, enjoy the best chili cook-off in our neck of the woods, or be delighted by the most exciting 8 seconds in sports! There's always something wonderful and new to experience in Eastern Manitoba, come on out and discover how your heart beats!


Medieval Festival

July 28 to 29 – Cooks Creek

The Medival Festival is a two day festival of music, dance, chivalry, food, and merriment! Featuring full-contact jousting, heavy combat in armour, archery, merchant marketplace, kids games, live chess tournament, puppet show, medieval petting zoo, the garden of ale, early music in the cathedral, fire dancing, evening banquet and much, much more! 

Steinbach Pioneer Days

August 3 – 6 – Steinbach

Explore a turn-of-the-century Russian Mennonite street village on our 40-acre site. Taste traditional ethnic fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada displayed in the Main and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books & Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre. During Pioneer Days, relive your past through a variety of pioneer activities and demonstrations, steam-powered threshing, music and entertainment, kid's activities daily, and lots of good food and fun!

Kleefeld Honey Festival

August 10 to 12 – Kleefeld

The Kleefeld Honey Festival has been a yearly tradition since 1970. This three-day event has tons of fun for the whole family. Start Friday night with Movie Night in the park. Saturday will begin with a free pancake breakfast followed by the parade and the 5th annual Chili Cook-off gets underway just in time for everyone to be the judge for lunch. The kids can play all day at the Play Land of Milk & Honey where your kids will play for hours at the carnival, bouncy park, and more great activities.

Hanover Ag Fair

August 16 to 19 – Grunthal

Get ready for the most exhilarating 8 seconds in sports at the Hanover Ag Fair! 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. It's also a weekend packed full of entertainment and activities to suit all ages! Besides from the rodeo action, there's musical talent on the main stage, revving engines during the enduro-cross and demolition derby, children’s activities, special meals and much, much more!

Double B Agricultural Festival

September 7 to 9 – Beausejour

The Double B Agricultural Festival (formerly the "Double B Rodeo and Country Fair") is the premiere summer event in the Beausejour Brokenhead area. The sanctioned Semipro rodeo along with the Manitoba High School Rodeo provide fans with excitement all weekend in September. Along with the ag displays, antique tractors, petting zoo, parade, and fireworks this weekend is full of events for all ages. 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the Double B.