It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for October 4 to 6, 2013. Expect the unexpected at Winnipeg IF, go day tripping around Lockport, or scare yourself silly at Six Pines - that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

Winnipeg Improv Festival

Oct 1 to 5 | Various venues around Winnipeg Laugh your butts off to the spontaneous fun and hilarity of the Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival! This year’s event features science fiction, musical theatre and even a game show, all of it improvised!

Day trip: The Lockport Loop

Who doesn’t love a day trip? A day filled with adventure and a night in your own bed. What could be better? Manitoba’s prairie landscape and relatively sparse population make it easy to get out of town for the day.  In fact, if you drive from Winnipeg’s downtown for 10 minutes, you’ll find yourself on outskirts, and then quickly in the see-for-miles-ahead zone. Via Shel Zolkewich.

Six Pines Haunted Attractions

Oct 4 to 31 | Six Pines, Winnipeg Get your fear on this October at Six Pines Haunted Attractions! This annual haunt has grown for years into an interactive experience for families offering trick-or-treat fun with a variety of spook-tacular events for boys and ghouls of all ages.

The art scene

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.

Sunset Goose Flights

Open until dusk | FortWhyte Alive Arrive at FortWhyte Alive 30 minutes before sunset to witness this spectacular migration ritual. Learn about the goose migration during our nightly interpretive presentation. Enjoy a BBQ and concessions on the south deck of the Interpretive Centre. Gaze in awe at thousands of migrating geese landing on FortWhyte’s lakes, as the sun dips below the horizon.

Jack and the Giant Beanstalk at MTYP

Oct 3 to 12Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks Have the kids spend an hour enjoying the classic fairy tale Jack and the Giant Beanstalk! This new spin on the much-loved story finds Jack, a farmer’s son, surrounded by land that just won’t grow anything.

First Fridays in the Exchange

Oct 4 | Exchange District Enjoy the warmth of studios and galleries filled with fine art. First Fridays is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in the Exchange area.

Fall suppers

It’s suppertime in Manitoba. From now through mid-November, dozens of traditional community-based “fall suppers” – buffet feasts of down-home cooking, locally grown ingredients, and family recipes – are being served throughout the province. This weekend's suppers are in Grand MaraisI, Inwood, Middlebro, Prawda, Rosa, Baldur, Grosse Isle, Meadows, Miami, Pine River, Ridgeville, St. Francois Xavier, Ste. Agathe and Steinbach.

Camp Hughes Heritage Day

Oct 6 | Camp Hughes,  Provincial Road 351 between #1 Highway and Carberry History comes alive with museum exhibits, re-enactors in period dress, walking tours of the trenches and archaeologists from Brandon University on hand to answer questions about their investigations this summer.  Free admission with silver collection to support improvements at Camp Hughes. For information, call the Town of Carberry at 204-834-6616 or email edo@townofcarberry.ca or call The RCA Museum at 204-765-3000 ext. 3570.

Corn mazes

It’s that time of year to meander through the winding paths of a corn maze! Around the province, you can get lost in corn mazes at A Maze in CornBoonstra Farms, or Deer Meadow Farms. Check out what we had to say about corn mazes and fall suppers on BTWinnipeg.   Have a fantastic weekend everyone!