Triple S Fair & Rodeo – Selkirk

July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

The oldest fair books held at the Provincial Archives building in Winnipeg are from the years 1883, 1885, 1890, 1892, 1895, and 1898.  Consistently at this time the Agricultural Fair was held in the Town of Selkirk at the St. Andrews Exhibition Hall on the first weekend in October.  In 1883 there were but two sponsors, one of which was the W.H. Eaton & Co. in Selkirk and a local grocer.  Both these sponsors contributed to the $600 in prize monies given away at the Fair.  The following years parallel the success in agriculture that the community was having.  There was an increase in the number of sponsorships and the prize monies at the fair also increased.  The main categories of events at the fair were horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, Agricultural products (wheat, barley, and vegetables), needlework, and manufacturers (soap and harness making).  By 1895 the pigs and educational categories were added.  The educational category consisted of penmanship, book-keeping, and the best map drawn of Manitoba or the Dominion of Canada.  By the 1890’s sponsorships began to come from Winnipeg.  One noteworthy one…the Occidental Hotel on Main Street in Winnipeg!

This year, The St. Andrews-St. Clements Agricultural Society is excited to be celebrating 144 years!  We will be hosting our annual Triple “S” Fair & Rodeo Exhibition on July 15th, 16th & 17th, 2022.  This year’s fair will be better than ever with the support of directors, community volunteers, sponsors, and spectators.

We welcome Almost Famous to the 2022 Triple S Fair & Rodeo! The Almost Famous Band is one of the most sought-after cover groups in Winnipeg.  With their huge repertoire of rock, dance, and country songs spanning over six decades of music, they’re guaranteed to entertain no matter what venue. Dave Stelter, the front person of the group, band members Greg Czemerynski on guitar, Miranda Harper on Drums, and Leigh Kippen on bass, all have been playing together for many years, including other local group projects, and the A circuit across the city. Recently being hired to play at the NHL heritage classic game,  The Almost Famous Band is bound to get you on your feet and dancing the night away!