Before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police existed, the Canadian West was policed by the North West Mounted Police. Established in 1873, the NWMP patrolled the previously lawless area covering Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
This year our festival will feature a NWMP Re-enactment Troupe complete with horses and riders dressed in the iconic red serge uniforms. There will be other period costumes, a display of artifacts from the late 1800s, a rope maker and a campfire donuts demonstration.
Walking tours of Carberry’s historic Heritage District and Carberry cemetery will be offered both Friday and Saturday.
The museum will offer guided tours daily during the festival. The tours include the 1900 gingerbread house (left) restored inside and out.
Rare Breeds Canada will bring an assortment of rare animals including the Canada horse.
An array of vendors are coming this year including local honey producer, book publisher, large flea market and many more to be announced soon.
A display of vintage quilts will feature the handiwork of several generations of quilters.
More events are being green-lit now including activities for kids and will be added to our website soon. Most performances and events at the festival are free and held on the town’s Main Street.
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