2nd Annual Carberry Heritage Festival
Returning for the Friday night old-time dance is fiddler Mark Morriseau and his band. On Saturday the Manitoba Muzzleloaders will be back in their buckskins demonstrating flint-lock long guns. Friday events include an old-fashioned strawberry social, street buskers and artisans as well as walking tours of Carberry’s unique heritage district.
Scheduled for Saturday is an afternoon performance by Christina the Crazy Hooper who recently won a talent contest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Christina will do a workshop with kids after her show. Other new performers on Saturday include the Sweet Medicine Singers, a group of aboriginal women drummers and singers; and a workshop by Manitoba singer-songwriter Sheena Grobb. Sheena and her band will also perform a Saturday evening concert with local singer Becky Nikolaisen as the warm-up act.
New experiences on Saturday include a town tour in a carriage pulled by a team of heavy horses, an array of live heritage breed animals (chickens, swine, goats, cattle, etc.) and a display of hand-quilted treasures. On Saturday also expect street buskers, artisans, kids’ activities, antique flea market, Ernest Thompson Seton’s birthday party, walking tours of the town and cemetery, a display about local First World War training camp Camp Hughes, and much more.
To accommodate festival events, one block of Main Street will be closed to traffic. Events begin at 2:00 PM on Friday and 11:00 AM on Saturday.