Manitoba Sunflower Festival

July 22-24th, 2016

Join us for Altona’s Signature event.

The Manitoba Sunflower Festival has been entertaining residents and visitors alike since 1964.

2016 Brochure:

2016 MSF Brochure_Part1 (PDF)

2016 MSF Brochure_Part2 (PDF)

2016 MSF Brochure_Part3 (PDF)

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Royalty List (PDF)



    • Ricklyn Farm’s Petting Zoo
    • Bounce-a-rama
    • Outdoor Stage Entertainment
    • Quilt Exhibit
    • Legends Car Show
    • Mennonite Foods
    • Manitoba Sunflower Queen Competition
    • Farmers Market
    • Vendors
    • Giant Parade
    • Face Painting
    • MotoX
    • Prairie Exotics
    • Tractor & Grain Hauler Pull
    • Beer Gardens
    • Multicultural Pavilion
    • Saturday Night Entertainment
    • Sunday Old Tyme Dance


  • Lots of Great Baseball
  • Buskers
  • and much, much more!

Schedule of Events! coming soon!

2016 Schedule of Events (PDF)


Friday Night Entertainment!

Ultimate Escape is a Canadian band, based out of Winnipeg MB., with a show dedicated to the band Journey. Showcasing hits such as “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”, “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'”, “Lights”, and “Don’t Stop Believing”. The band has also gone deep into the vaults and have picked not only the hits, but some of their personal favourite “deep” tracks.

With an all-star lineup that proves night-in and night-out that they take live performing seriously and bring it to an extraordinary level. In a very short period of time Ultimate Escape has quickly earned the reputation of being the best dedication to the band Journey, bar none.

Ultimate Escape has performed for thousands of people, and has always left audiences begging for more. If you have a passion for live music, you don’t want to miss seeing this band in concert…You’ll love it!!!!

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Saturday afternoon Children’s Entertainment!

Mr. Ken is a multi-lingual, heart-warming musical magician. He performs in 4 different languages and combines the joys of music, magic and comedy into one spectacular show.
Mr. Ken has been performing for children and family audiences for over 18 years, including live and television appearances in Germany, Mexico, Paraguay, USA and Canada, tailoring his performances to client’s needs at children’s and adult birthday parties, school shows, festivals and corporate events.

Mr. Ken has shared the stage with Fred Penner at several festivals and won the Winnipeg Parent Choice Awards of:

  • Best Local Children’s Entertainer 2015
  • Best Birthday Party Entertainment 2015

You can learn more about MR KEN at or

enter to win a free Magic Show in 2016.

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 Saturday  Evening Entertainment!

Presently Free Ride’s popularity is at an all-time high and the band has refined their shows down to three acts beginning with Harry n the Armpits, a 50’s & 60’s Rock Revival, plus tributes to both 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 era Beatles. Free Ride is simply the essence of showmanship! If you haven’t experienced the magic, make a point of taking in their show, wherever they may be!

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Sunday Afternoon Entertainment!

Ray St. Germain

Ray St. Germain  is a Member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Order of Manitoba, Manitoba Aboriginal Hall of Fame and many more.  Ray has appeared on over 500 National TV shows on Global, CBC & APTV.  Ray’s live shows including many of his hits, as well as crowd favourites, including impersonations.














Ryan Keown

Manitoba Country Music Male Artist of the Year, Ryan Keown is often compared to a modern day Travis Tritt.  Ryan dives head first into country songs with attitude and grit,  but more importantly a message.  Ryan connects immediately with his audience and has a commanding stage presence which makes him extremely popular at his live shows.  Ryan Keown has opened concerts for

Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee,  George Canyon, Charlie Major and Dallas Smith.

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Kendra Kay

Manitoba Country Music Female Artist Of The Year Kendra Kay’s musical journey has taken her on a thrilling ride with the release of her debut EP in 2014, a national radio tour, industry showcases, and an ever-growing list of venues, festivals, and events to perform. Kendra has performed at such prestigious showcases as the Artists on Deck Showcase during the 2015 CCMA Week in Halifax and the Break Out West Dinner Event in Nashville in September 2015.

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Registration & Entry Forms

Vendor Application Form 2016 (PDF)

MSF Sponsorship Packages 2016(PDF)

MSF Parade Entry Form 2016(PDF)

Tractor Pull-RulesWaiver 2016 (PDF)





 Volunteer Sponsor for the 2016 Manitoba Sunflower Festival is Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Thank you! MLL_ps_cmyk_pos