The Red River Ex is one of my favourite times of year in Winnipeg!! This year it runs from June 13th to 22nd. We love going as a family, not only as there are a lot of fun rides and games, but also because there are so many shows and attractions you can easily spend an entire day there. We usually go early on opening day and stay til dinner time – everyone has a blast and it’s usually a lot less busy then too.
Ticket prices this year are the exact same price as last year – advanced gate admission is only $9 and kids 6 and under are free. If you buy your tickets or passes in advance at Mac’s and Sobeys you can really save a lot.
Free admission: Sunday, June 15 & Sunday, June 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am (includes free pancake breakfast) with a donation to Red River Ex Foundation and on Sunday, June 22 there is also a special Kids’ Ride-All-They-Want Wristband for only $12 (Kiddieland rides only) which can be purchased upon arrival at the Park.
Here are some of the highlights for this year:
1. Red River Heritage Park – brand new reenactment area of 1824 featuring The Ross Family.
2. Animals & Agriculture: Pig Tales, Cattle Tales, Red River Ride of Rides (Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15) and the Continental Stock Dog Championship (Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22)
3. iFlip should be a really great family show.
4. Prairie Town Adventures – lots of great family fun including new kids’ contests and a new Agriculture Magic Show.
5. Nine days of concerts that are FREE with gate admission and one new Internet Cat Video festival, also FREE.
One of my favourites is if you get there before 5pm it’s only $5 to get in Friday, June 13th and Monday June 16th to Friday, June 20th!
There are many ways to save when heading to the Ex – I think checking out the site, and planning out what shows you want to see is a good way to start. Pre-buying tickets is a huge savings too so check out their site for all of the info! My tips are to wear comfy shoes for the whole family as you usually end up walking back and forth, tight fitting hats for the kids so they don’t fall off when they’re on the rides, lots of sunscreen and prepack some snacks or a meal. We usually bring a big container of fruit with us – a little bit of healthy with the treats we just can’t resist when we are there! I can’t pass up lemonade and mini donuts – those are my weakness 🙂
And I’m super excited to announce that I have a Red River Ex Family Pack to give away! A Family Pack consists of 4 gate admissions
and two 12 Ride Passes!
Here are your ways to enter:
1 – Check out the events at the Red River Ex this year and comment with which you’d most want to check out
2 – Follow Red River Ex on twitter and comment that you did so
3 – Comment with either who you’d want to take and why, or a favourite memory of the Ex!
4 – Post the link to this giveaway as your facebook status and comment that you did so
5 – Tweet out the link to this giveaway and comment that you did so – you can earn a daily entry for this one!
This giveaway open to anyone who will be around from June 13th to 22nd 2014 to attend the Ex in Winnipeg. This giveaway ends Friday May 30th at noon – Good Luck everyone!