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Pioneer Days

ManitobaSteinbach 231 PTH 12N Mennonite Heritage Village Museum
01 Aug. 2022
09:00 AM
428 Day(s) Ago

Event Description

Pioneer Days

Relive the experience of the early Manitoba Mennonites during our annual Pioneer Days festival! Enjoy traditional Mennonite food, activities for kids, live demonstrations, music, guided tours, and more!

Pioneer Days July 30 - August 1


Saturday, July 30 – Monday, August 1, 2022

Open Daily – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

$12.00 adults

$10.00 seniors (65 and up)

$10.00 students (ages 13-22)

$6.00 children (ages 6-13)

Free for ages 5 and under

$30.00 individual (Includes free admission)

$50.00 family

Beginning at: 10:00 am Saturday and Monday

1:00pm Sunday (limited)

Baking bread in the Outdoor Oven

Milling wheat in the Windmill


Ropemaking behind the blacksmith shop


Printing at the Print Shop

Steam powered activities (Sat, Mon)

Horse powered activities (Sat, Mon)

Shingle making by the Sawmill (Sat, Mon)

Field Work demonstrations (weather permitting – Sat, Mon)

Antique Tractors in the Agricultural Display Building

Visit the Farm Animals in the barnyard

Quilting in the Village Centre

Visit the artisans in the General Store

Shop at the Village Books & Gifts in Village Centre

Check out the Old-Fashioned Candy at the Candy Booth

FAMILY HISTORY STATION in the Village Centre. Research your family history

Leaving Canada: The Mennonite Migration to Mexico in the Gerhard Ens Gallery

Take A Stand – by students from SRSS in the Village Centre

Kid’s Tent: Games, art station, face painting

Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

Barrel Train Rides

Horse Drawn Wagon and Buggy Rides – All Weekend!

Saturday, July 30

‘Horse power’ demonstrations

Guided tours – Outdoor Village

Steam Powered Demonstrations

‘Leaving Canada’ guided tours

Sunday, July 31

Old Colony Worship Service – Old Colony Church at 11:00 am

Horse show – Southeast Manitoba Draft Horse Assoc. at 1:30 pm

Guided tours – Outdoor Village

Saengerfest – in the Village Centre Auditorium at 3:00 pm

Guided tours – ‘Leaving Canada’

Monday, August 1

Guided tours – Outdoor Village

‘Horse power’ demonstrations

‘Leaving Canada’ Guided tour

Steam powered demonstrations

Book Launch – 2:00 pm Sehnsucht: The story of Grisch by Lorraine Loewen Isaak

Quilt raffle draw – in the Pavilion at 4:00 pm

ENTERTAINMENT: in the Pavilion begins each day at noon

Saturday, July 30

Young and Haggard

Vern and Christina

Sunday, July 31

Saengerfest (hymn sing ) at 3:00 pm

Cold Hard Cash

Monday, August 1

Vern and Christina

The Cracked Eggshell

Daniel Desorcy

Russian Mennonite ethnic food in the Livery Barn Restaurant

MHV’S famous Waffles and Vanilla Sauce

Rollkuchen and Watermelon

Burgers, hotdogs, french fries, ice cream, and more

Schnetje and Stoneground Wheat Bread with jam

*Activities/times subject to change

Location of the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum event

Venue Information - Mennonite Heritage Village Museum

Explore a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on our 40 acre site. Taste traditional ethnic fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada, displayed in the Main and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books & Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre.

There is always something new to experience. The changing annual themes and temporary exhibits, along with new artifacts donated each year, celebrate the Mennonite heritage and culture. We also offer a broad range of activities and demonstrations, from wagon rides to bread baking, throughout the summer on our Festival days. All of these features combine in this bustling village to offer a fresh experience with each visit.



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