Fair warning: You will have a very difficult time picking a fall supper to attend this weekend. Seriously, just scroll down and look at the list. Good luck. If you feel the urge to pick yourself up out of the impending food coma, there’s plenty of ways to get out and burn off those perogies. This week, you can power walk as you shop at a craft sale, run through a corn maze or take a stroll around The Forks. Here’s what’s hot…
Get your fill at a fall supper
Various dates and locations
Fall just wouldn’t be fall without the opportunity to enjoy a hearty, home cooked meal. Fall suppers are a long standing (and very tasty) Manitoba tradition, bringing together local communities with warm meals.
September 20 | Winkler Bible Camp Fall Supper
September 24 | Grand Marais Fall Supper, Komarno Fall Supper & Dance, Prairie Dog Central Railway – The Railway Fall Supper, Maranatha Evangelical Free Church, Victoria Beach Fall Supper, Winnipegosis Harvest Fall Supper and Dance
September 25 | Dominion City Fall Supper, Dunrea Fall Supper, Friedensfeld Community Center Fall Dinner, Henderson Legion Ladies Auxiliary Fall Supper, Moosehorn Fall Dinner, La Riviere Community Smorg Fall Supper, St Charles Catholic Parish Annual Harvest Fall Supper, St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church Fall Supper, St. Leon Fall Supper, St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fall Supper, Starbuck Fowl Supper, Winnipeg Paroisse Précieux Sang Fall Supper
Listen to nature’s frequency in Riding Mountain National Park
Riding Mountain National Park
There’s no static on this station – and certainly no commercials. Tune into nature’s frequency on a night walk with Earth Rhythms and discover a listening experience where the reception is always crystal clear – this is Nature 101 FM. On select Saturdays (Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. 1 & 8) throughout the fall, the Acoustical Evening Walk by Earth Rhythms will guide you off the beaten path and into the night for an autumnal evening in the golden aspens and boreal greens of Riding Mountain National Park.
Celebrate the season with hay rides, corn mazes and pumpkin patches
Various dates and locations
Nothing says fall quite like hay rides, corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Don your boots, scarf and sweater and head out to A Maze in Corn for all of the above, plus a petting zoo, pony rides, exhilarating ziplining and a spooky Haunted Forest. The Scarecrow Forest in Steinbach has just about every farm activity you could think of, from Bales of Fun to Pig Races. Other options include Deer Meadow Farms, Boonstra Farms and Meandher Farms. Might as well make a fun day out of it and declare a Corn Maze Road Trip!
Come on down for the Price is Right
September 24 to 25
Club Regent Casino
Who hasn’t dreamed of having their named called on the Price is Right? Now is your time to shine. This interactive stage show at the Club Regent Casino gives guests the chance to play classic Price is Right games such as Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase. Prizes up for grabs include appliances, vacations and even a brand newwwww car!
Help solve a murder mystery
September 23 and 24
F0rt La Reine
Sold out 5 years in a row, Mystery at the Museum is back with the crime-ridden town of Bloom, where a young girl is found dead in a car near an ominous oak tree. Join into this interactive theatrical night at the Fort la Reine Museum and help solve the Case of the Murder Oak as you meet and interact with characters and suspects. As a member of the jury, you will be given the power of choosing which character is guilty at the end.
Be enthralled by life-changing theatre
September 17 to 24
Dance, song, and art are at top of mind for FemFest 2016: Transformation. FemFest showcases plays made by women, for everyone. The Festival offers a huge variety of workshops, performances and guerrilla theatre! At its core, FemFest aims to provide opportunities to emerging artists; and to provide a place to tell stories and focus on issues of importance to women.
Take the (craft) show on the road
We are sitting on the cusp of craft show season, and we’re all for getting ahead. Where else can you find one-of-a-kind items? From jewellery to home décor, to clothes and toys, craft sales in Manitoba are the ultimate shopping destination.
Keep your campfires burning
Why should camping end in the summer? Keep those campfires going all Autumn long with an extended campground season. Wake up in the morning to crisp air, a warm cup of coffee and a mosaic of red, yellow and orange. Here is the full list of campgrounds who have extended their season. Don’t forget to pack the marshmallows.
Buzz around The Forks at the Manitoba Honey Show
September 24 to 25
To bee or not to bee, that is the question. Clearly, the answer is ‘to bee’ as the Annual Honey Show and Competition begins to buzz at the Forks. Come try the winners of the Honey Competition, shop hive related products and get a glimpse into what it takes to become a beekeeper.
Carve, bake and celebrate at the Teulon Pumpkinfest
Pumpkin enthusiasts, gardeners and artisans alike will gather at Pumpkinfest this weekend in Teulon. Fill up on pumpkin pie, participate in a workshop or enter a competition. Are you a master canner? Cake boss? Professional carver? Gardening connoisseur? At Pumpkinfest, talents of all types are recognized and celebrated. With $1000 up for grabs, the biggest award of the event will go to one lucky (and giant) pumpkin in the Largest Pumpkin Contest. Biggeris better!
Be enveloped in human stories at CMHR
Open Tuesday to Sunday
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks
Contemplate inspring stories of struggle and triumph at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This new national museum strives to create inspiring encounters with human rights, by engaging you in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others.
Savour autumn at The Forks
Oh fall, lovely fall at The Forks! The hustle and bustle of summer’s youthful enthusiasm has slowed down and matured into the golden splendour of autumn. This quiet season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” should not be missed at one of Winnipeg’s great public spaces. Crisp mornings give way to warm afternoons. The low autumn sun shines through the golden foliage while the already fallen leaves rustle and crunch underfoot. And the varied paths of this place will have you winding up in places you had no idea existed — there’s a pleasant surprise around every bend. This place shines with beauty and originality in every season.
All aboard the Manitoba Mega Train Show
September 24 to 25
Red River Exhibition Park
It’s mega train madness this weekend at the Red River Exhibition Park, where the Manitoba Mega Train Show kicks off for its annual hobbyist fair. Wander through 17,000 square feet of model train layouts from enthusiasts across the city, along with commercial vendors and private sellers.
Take a hike
Hiking in Manitoba means you never need to worry about altitude sickness. But that’s not to say the province’s broad, sweeping canvas is bland. Ma Nature painted in tall wild grass prairie, rolling, forested hills, undulating river valleys, vast wetlands and the occasional view-encompassing escarpment. For even more variety, she sketched in innumerable lakes and rivers dotted with granite and limestone outcroppings, set among deep deciduous and evergreen forests. And guess what? Fall happens to be one of the best times to embark on a hike.
See dinosaurs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo
On until October 30
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Good news! Dinosaurs Alive!® aren’t extinct yet, at least not at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The immersive and comprehensive dinosaur experience allows visitors to step back in time to the prehistoric era as the lifelike dinosaurs move and roar throughout the zoo. Learn about your favourite dinosaurs or just enjoy the thrill of seeing these beasts in action, now extended until October 30. Don’t miss it!
Take a breather on a getaway in the Whiteshell
Let the wonders of nature be a backdrop for reflection on the power of the human spirit at Whiteshell Provincial Park. Begin your Whiteshell journey at the Bannock Point Petroforms near Nutimik Lake before embarking on the eight kilometre trail at Rainbow Falls. For the ultimate relaxing getaway, book a few nights stay at the Falcon Trails Resort and practice the 10 steps to clearing your mind.