August 3rd-6th, 2018 was Pioneer Days weekend in Steinbach, and the Mennonite Heritage Village was the place to be. 

There were many cool things to check out, including guided tours, demonstrations, barrel train and wagon rides, and entertainment. Acts performing included 5 Acres, Cold Hard Cash, and for the first time at the MHV: The Mega Bot Show featuring Sonny the Robot. Book readings and presentations rounded out the fun.

Fast Air was also out offering $50 helicopter rides for anyone who wanted: the in-the-sky tour provided a breathtaking view of all the beauty Steinbach has to offer.

While it was quite a strong weekend for the MHV with people coming out from all over the province and more, the weather seemed to have a noticeable impact. Barry Dyck, the executive director, made note of it:

"...the first three days; Friday was hot, showers on Saturday...a little bit of threatening of showers on Sunday. Today was perfect, I think people went to the beach."

Still, Dyck highlighted one of his favourite aspects of the weekend: how great it was to see the younger generation out enjoying the village.

"It was good to see lots of kids, all of my grandchildren made it here at some point and had a great time, and those are really really positive things."

It was an incredibly fun weekend, through the hot and the not-so-hot, and it was hard to look in any direction without seeing a smiling face.


Celebrate Summer

Baseball and Bull-A-Rama: Your Chances to Win August 16-19

More events are in store for all who are looking for fun this weekend! There are two giant events happening in the Southeast this weekend, and we'll be heading out to both in the Celebrate Summer…

Richer Rodeo Rocks the Weekend

August 10-12 was the weekend of the annual Richer Rough Stock Rodeo, and a good time was had by all. Friday kicked off with Bull'nanza, an event which saw cowfolks saddling up to do some bull riding…

Landmark Celebrates Friendship in Annual Festival

August 10-12th was the Friendship Festival in Landmark, and all the stops were pulled out. Friday was "Redneck Night", with lawnmower races, redneck horseshoes (toilet seats) and a mechanical bull…

Sweet Times at Honey Run

This past Saturday we headed out to the Kleefeld Honey Festival to take part in their first ever Honey Run! Veronica English and her co-organizer, Barry Penner, came up with the idea for the event.…

Video: Highlights from the Gardenton Music Festival

Celebrate Summer Popped over to the Gardenton Angels Cabin Music Festival on August 4th, 2018. Here are a few highlights of the performances!

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.