Pioneer Power Parade

Pioneer Power Parade

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Featuring some of Canada's most fascinating vintage farm equipment

History on Display

Presented by Manitoba’s longest-running country radio station CFRY, the daily Pioneer Power Parade showcases some of Canada’s most fascinating vintage farm equipment at the Main Arena.

Everyone will be amazed by the horses and horse-drawn equipment, beautifully restored vintage vehicles, century-old steam engines, and tractors from over six decades.

Celebrate Manitoba’s farm heritage and salute the ag enthusiasts who keep these machines running year after year.

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2019 Special Parade Feature

This year many of our dedicated volunteers will tell the story of tilling the prairie sod, preparing a seed bed and then planting and harvesting a crop right from the era of a single horse drawn plow, through the massive steam engines, to the modern day combine.

This demonstration will include a massive steam engine pulling a gang plow, a couple of fully equipped threshing units followed by the movement toward equipment that the individual farmer could afford and use to plant his own crop and harvest it.

Visitors will be invited to follow this equipment out to the north field where they will be able to observe it doing what it was designed to do. This will include seeing a 1929 Massey Harris combine, (the only one in the world in working order), to the progression of combines right to the machines used today.