Visiting Ashern - Tourism - Annual Events
Country Trade Fest
This spring showcase highlights local business and gives an opportunity to see the many products and services available in the area. Other featured attractions include a petting zoo, children's corner, local entertainment, demonstrations and displays.
Family Fishing Derby
This fun filled day in June is open for children of all ages with prizes being awarded for the biggest fish. Lake Manitoba offers visitors year-round fishing and is located minutes from Ashern. More information about sport fishing in Manitoba can be found at:
Ashern Horse Show
This event draws participants to Ashern each July from all over. This one day event is for both children and adults. Some classes include: Leadline, Novelty, English, Pleasure, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Reining, Flag Race, Poles and Keyhole. The Ashern horse Show is part of The North Interlake Show Circuit.
Ashern Rodeo
The September Labour Day weekend starts off with a childrens street dance, street painting and fireworks display Friday night. Saturday morning you can fill up with pancakes and coffee sponsored by the Ashern Chamber of Commerce.
The rodeo itself is a two day event with classes including: Bull riding, bareback, calf roping, steer wrestling, sadle bronc, junior steer and ladies barrels. There is also mutton busting and a chicken scramble for kids. Cowboys and cowgirls from across Canada and the United States come to participate in this event. A midway and concessions are also on site.
A country dance is held on Saturday night.
Ashern Auction Mart
The Interlake Cattleman's Co-op oporates a major auction mart in Ashern which attracts buyers from western Canada and the United States. 55,000 cattle are sold through this auction mart each year. Viewing galleries allow visitors to see and hear the auction in the ring every Wednesday.
Thresherman's Reunion
Come and watch the past techniques of threshing grains and enjoy the old time atmosphere and acvtivities for young and old ones alike. Log cutting, bread and pie making contests, petting zoo, childrens games and activities as well as local entertainment adds to the flavour of this September afternoon
Winter Carnival
Come out and join the whole town in the activities. each March the Ashern Figure Skating Club puts on an ice show featuring children from the local club as well as guest skaters from other areas. A curling bonspiel and contests for the whole family provide a winter wonderland atmosphere.