Eriksdale Creamery Days to celebrate 15 years

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Eriksdale Creamery Days Fair and Rodeo will be celebrating a milestone for this year’s event.

The annual summer fair is having its 15th year when it takes place from Aug. 16 to 18. Event organizer Doreen Lamoureux said that the community is very proud to hold this event year after year, especially since it was created to bring in more people to the Eriksdale Creamery Museum.

“Each year it gets a little bigger and better,” she told The Interlake Spectator.

Since then, the event has grown to include a parade, a rodeo and other activities and this year is no different. On Aug. 16, The Country Pride Band will be the musical entertainment for the Old Time Dance at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre from 1 to 5 p.m. On Aug. 17, the day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the Rec Centre followed by a parade starting at 11 a.m. The Heartland Rodeo will be at the McEwen Park Rodeo Grounds, along with barrel racing and a horseshoe tournament, and Four Mile Road will perform following the rodeo action in the evening.

The Creamery Museum will offer free admission to the public, including a home living section, and there will also be a BBQ, a market, beer gardens and a tractor pull to keep everyone entertained.

“(Visitors) can come out and look at the creamery … and see what the creamery was all about and how it played such an important part to the growth of the town,” Lamoureux added.

For more information, visit the Eriksdale Creamery Days Fair and Rodeo Facebook page, email at eriksdalemuseum2@gmail.com or phone Lamoureux at 204-739-5322.

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