Festival Madness - Elite Eight

by • March 22, 2016 • Fun & Games, Lively GatheringsComments (2)9249

Festival Madness – Elite Eight

The first few days of Festival Madness saw all types of results. Who would have thought we’d say goodbye to Folklorama and Folk Fest so soon, or that the toughest matchup would be between the vikings of Icelandic Fest and the fur traders of Trappers’? (Actually, no one. Both are tough, gritty and never give up.) It’s been a blast seeing all of you stand passionately by your favourite fêtes. And with almost all the Winnipeg festivals falling, I think we can all agree that you can never underestimate the power of a small community.

During yesterday’s battle, the Corn & Apple reigned in the Stampede, the Ukrainians twirled past the Voyageurs, and the Fire & Water left Minnedosa rocked to the core. That Fire & Water has some serious game. Now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty, it’s time to decide which fest triumphs in their division:

pythonCulture-rific has those feisty Trappers’ taking on Ukrainian Fest, while Music-licious has Countryfest attempting to put out the Fire & Water. Fair-tastic sees the Royal Winter Fair trying to freeze out the Corn & Apples, while in the Wacky-ish division, the Fringe is trying to out-joust Medieval Fest.

And with that, it’s time to vote…

Festival Madness - Elite Eight


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Trappers' Festival (The Pas) vs. Canada's National Ukrainian Festival (Dauphin)


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Dauphin's Countryfest vs. Fire & Water (Lac du Bonnet)


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Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (Brandon) vs. Morden Corn & Apple Festival


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Winnipeg Fringe Festival vs. Medieval Festival (Cooks Creek)

Come back to the blog tomorrow (March 23) to see the results of the ELITE EIGHT and vote on the FINAL FOUR.

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2 Responses to Festival Madness – Elite Eight

  1. Kari says:

    The Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival is definitely a festival you want to be a part of at least once in your lifetime. And 2017 marks the 70th year. Check out the website 🙂

  2. Norm Richards says:

    The Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival at The Pas, Manitoba has always been a top level event in the province each year. People have attended from all over the world for it’s authenticity and meeting the warm and friendly people of my hometown. The big featured event is the dog race. Usually covers three days of great racing. Check this out since new technology and photography gets you right in the action.

    Each February this remarkable festival is celebrated! My youth was rewarded seeing it and being part of it. As a teen I played for the dances with my rock and roll band. Cheers everyone!

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