Festival Madness - Sweet Sixteen

by • March 21, 2016 • Fun & Games, Lively GatheringsComments (1)6011

Festival Madness – Sweet Sixteen

Well, the first round of voting in Festival Madness saw a lot of ups and downs…

The Corn & Apple, Fringe and Voyageur easily won their pairings, but there were many others in tight races right until the bitter end. The Icelandic saw defeat on a last minute MUSH! by those feisty Trappers, the Threshermen are now running with pitchforks for losing by a straw (1.6%!) to the York Boats, and Rainbow Trout was left reeling after coming *this close* to winning against the mighty Countryfest (the trout held the lead for quite awhile early on).

And the biggest upset came from Fire & Water. They took an early lead against Folk Fest and never let go. Are we looking at this year’s Cinderella Story? 🔥

In all seriousness, our festivals are not only fun events where we can sing, dance and play. For many of us, they are a way to connect with one another and celebrate our many cultures and talents. We aren’t just voting for the popular, we’re voting for the one that means the most to us. That event that puts a smile on our face whenever we think about it. It could be because it’s the place we met new friends (and future partners), or created the craziest memories, or it could even be because that’s the one event that reminds us how amazing and welcoming this province is. I know some of you will not be a fan of your favourites falling to another, but no matter where it ends up in the competition, it will always be #1 in your heart. 💛

cat typing furiously. Now, are you ready to vote for the Sweet Sixteen? Yes? Good. Vote now…

(Special thanks to Aboriginal Music Week for sharing this amazing gif with us last week. We’re sad to see you and your voting cat out of the comp.)

Festival Madness - Sweet Sixteen


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Folklorama vs. Trappers' Festival (The Pas)

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16 - Festival du Voyageur vs. Canada's National Ukrainian Festival (Dauphin)


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Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa vs. Fire & Water (Lac du Bonnet)

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16 - Dauphin's Countryfest vs. Winnipeg International Jazz Festival


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16 - Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (Brandon) vs. Treaty & York Boat Days (Norway House)

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16 - Morden Corn & Apple Festival vs. Manitoba Stampede


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16 - Winnipeg Fringe Festival vs. St-Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies

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16 - Medieval Festival (Cooks Creek) vs. St. Laurent's Festival Manipogo

Come back to the blog tomorrow (March 22) to see the results of the SWEET SIXTEEN and start voting on the ELITE EIGHT.

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One Response to Festival Madness – Sweet Sixteen

  1. Cheryl says:

    Morden Corn & Apple Festival all the way

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