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Thank-you to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

The Potato Fest Committee would like to give a big thank-you to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries for sponsoring our volunteer coordination efforts. Without their generous donation, we would not have the support needed to bring together all the volunteers the festival needs, and we need a lot.

Aug 11, come see Hicktown

Friday night at the festival alongside Nelson Little, come down and enjoy the music of Hicktown.

Hicktown was formed in January 2013 and has gained great popularity due to their talented act.  Singers Brent Earle and Janice Beernaerts are two former Bud Country Talent Search finalists from back in the early nineties.  Janice received 2nd place in Canada and Brent made the top 10 (Brent had only been singing for 2 years prior).  Sylvie Dion, a student prodigy of Mark Morriseau, shows her fiddle talents as well as her singing talents winning a Country Idol singing contest in 2012 in Winnipeg.  The rest of the band backs them up as the group plays top 40 country hits for a dancing crowd. Hicktown has played at Houston’s, The 40, South Beach Casino, Thresherman’s Reunion, Rockfest and many rural venues.   A full sounding six piece country band is what you get with drums, piano, bass, fiddle, guitars vocal harmonies.

We’re having a dodgeball tournament next month

Join us May 27th for a super fun day of Dodgeball. There will be beer gardens and music. Best team costume prizes! Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Plappy does. Registration deadline May 15th! Click here for registration form.


Make a team and join the Portage la Prairie Fire Department Truck Pull. Challenge your friends. Challenge your foes. Challenge EVERYONE!!



Opening for George Canyon – Loose Unit!!

Opening for George Canyon this year at the Potato Festival is Loose Unit.

Loose Unit is a musical group based out of Portage la Prairie that formed back in 2012. They pride themselves on making live music fun again with a wide variety of popular songs.

‘The Unit’ is well known for involving special guest musicians into many of their performances. You’ll see these guys playing everywhere. They love to entertain a crowd!