Red River Exhibition

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Red River Exhibition
Redex06.jpg
The Red River Exhibition 2006
Genre Summer fair
Dates June
Location(s) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Years active 63
Attendance 233,000 (2011)
Website
http://www.redriverex.com/

The Red River Exhibition (or "The EX" for short) is a ten-day festival hosted every summer, in June, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event takes place at Exhibition Park and features a midway, concerts, stage shows, and agricultural exhibits. The park is operated by the Red River Exhibition Association, a not-for-profit organization.

The Ex was started in 1952 at the Osborne Stadium complex near the Manitoba Legislative Building. It later moved to the Polo Park Race Track and then to the Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg Arena, and Winnipeg Velodrome facilities.

The Red River Exhibition 2005

In 1997, it moved to its present location. The total amount of land owned at the western edge of Winnipeg 480 acres (1.9 km2). Red River Exhibition Park was built as a multi-purpose facility on only 90 of those acres leaving almost 400 acres (1.6 km2) for future growth and expansion.

See also[edit]

Other Canadian annual fairs

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Coordinates: 49°53′10″N 97°19′38″W / 49.8860°N 97.3271°W / 49.8860; -97.3271