10 Things to do in Manitoba: Sept 18 to 24

Posted September 13, 2023 | Author Desiree Rantala

How much flavour is too much flavour? We believe that the limit does not exist! Get ready to take your taste buds for a workout this week. Feast on fun fall fair food, pile your plate high at a fall supper, sip hot chocolate as you watch geese migrate at sunset, taste handmade pumpkin ice cream, and lick your lips after a tasty pecan sticky bun. Is your mouth watering yet? Here are 10 things to do this week.

1. enjoy an abundance of beauty

The Leaf, Assiniboine Park

The Leaf | Winnipeg
September 14 - November 19

Fall is fabulous at The Leaf! Embrace the bounty of autumn at Abundance, the new seasonal show on now in the Babs Asper Display House. Inspired by farmers markets, changing leaves, and autumn colours, Abundance captures the wistful beauty of fall. Enjoy this beautiful spectacle, on now until November 19th!

2. see a hilarious musical

The Keep Theatre, Winnipeg

Centre Culturel Francomanitobain | Winnipeg
September 21 - October 1

The world premiere of a heart-breakingly hilarious new musical has arrived at The Keep Theatre! Afterlight is the story of an aged woman who has misplaced her husband, and a sad young vampire whom she saves from the sun. The two misunderstood souls bond over shared experiences of loss and time, creating a soul connection that blossoms into an impossible, unorthodox romance. Have you ever heard of a vampire musical? You have now!

3. head to a fall fair

Pineridge Hollow Fall Fair

Pineridge Hollow, Oakbank
September 22-24

The Pineridge Hollow Fall Fair is back this September 22-24! Join in for three days of festive fall fun! Enjoy live entertainment on the Fall Fair Mainstage, grab a drink at the outdoor Pop-up Pub, shop a weekend-long Farmer’s Market, and explore food trucks, hay rides through the forest, photo ops and everything pumpkin. Get your pumpkin on!

4. get lost in a corn maze

Fort la Reine Museum

Fort la Reine Corn Maze | Portage la Prairie
Now until October 15

Open every day from 8AM-8PM until October 15, the Fort la Reine Museum Corn Maze is a fun attraction for all ages! Get the family together and have some competitive fun...who can make it out first?!

5. explore exciting art installations

Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg

Nuit Blanche | Winnipeg
September 23

Join Culture Days Manitoba for an evening of free contemporary art at Nuit Blanche Winnipeg! September 23rd, 6PM until late, Winnipeg is on display! Check out contemporary art installations, performances, Winnipeg's most venerated art institutions, independent curators and 30,000 art animators...all in one night! Light up the night with a beautiful evening of colour, music, and imagination.

6. see a sunset goose flight

FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
September 20 - October 22

Enjoy the sights and sounds of migration season as thousands of geese land during sunset at FortWhyte Alive. While you're there try hatchet throwing, order tasty treats from the cafe and learn about the magic of migration. Available Wednesday to Sunday, September 20th to October 22nd, 5:30pm until dusk. One of the most beautiful autumnal spectacles of the year!

7. head to a fall supper

Various Locations

There’s a culinary rite of passage in Manitoba every autumn. It’s called the fall supper and permission is hereby granted to don your stretchy pants and head for a small town for roast turkey, freshly baked pie and an extra helping on hospitality. Before you make your plans, here are our tips and a 2023 guide for attending a fall supper in a community near you! Did we miss a fall supper? Send an email with the date, name, location, time and cost of the supper to bsewards@travelmanitoba.com to get added to the list.

8. get crafty

Apple and Pine Market, Brandon

Various Locations

As the leaves take on warm hues and temperatures cool, craft vendors, enthusiasts and shoppers in Manitoba are gearing up for craft show season. Here is our 2023 guide to craft sales in Manitoba! Did we miss your sale? Send an email with the date, name and location of your sale to bsewards@travelmanitoba.com to get added to the list.

9. enjoy pumpkin and a park

Dug & Betty's, Kavanagh Park | Winnipeg

Pumpkin everything is back, and that includes ice cream. Enjoy delicious pumpkin ice cream or a pumpkin milkshake at Dug & Betty's Creamery & Cafe and then enjoy a beautiful stroll in historical St. Boniface and find your way to Kavanagh Park.

10. craving a cruffin?

Old Church Bakery | Steinbach

Are you craving a cruffin? Have you ever heard of a cruffin? It's the best of both world's...a muffin shaped croissant! Old Church Bakery has dropped their fall menu...and so have our mouths! Treat yourself to an assortment of hearty and seasonal pastries to breads and cream puffs. How does a pecan sticky bun sound?

About The Author

Hey there, I'm Desiree! I've lived in Manitoba my whole life. I love a great slice of pizza, photography and exploring our beautiful province. I'm passionate about storytelling. Have an idea for adventure? Let me know! drantala@travelmanitoba.com

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