Answers to commonly asked questions about the Red River EX!
The Red River EX is a 10-day festival that starts on Friday, June 15 and ends on Sunday June 24, 2018.
3977 Portage Avenue. It’s just after the west perimeter overpass near the Pointe West AutoPark and the MTS Iceplex. Access via Racetrack Road or Festival Drive.
Make your way to the Park and you’ll be directed to the appropriate lot on either the East or West side.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or you can purchase discounted advance gate tickets and pay-one-price midway tickets at Giant Tiger (Winnipeg), Sobeys (Winnipeg, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach), Safeway (Winnipeg, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach), Peavey Mart (Winnipeg) and Mac’s (Winnipeg) locations. Advance midway express passes (“front of the line ride passes”) can only be purchased at Mac’s and Peavey Mart.
Click here to purchase your tickets online.
Pick up an event guide at any Giant Tiger, Sobeys or Safeway location.
We give our a guests a little bit of a different EXperience every year.
Rides, concerts, shows, food; check out what new, cool stuff The Ex has to offer this year. There’s a sand sculptor, a shark encounter, lots of new concerts and so much more! Check out the web site a little closer to find out.
This year features the most rides and games ever! NEW: Back by popular demand – a brand new Zipper!
YES! We have plenty of fun and educational kids shows, performers and activities that will entertain your kids busy and likely tire them right out.
There are baby changing stations in every public washroom.
Assisted living animals are permitted, but we cannot accommodate to other guests’ pets.
We do love pets, but unfortunately pets are not allowed in the Park and shouldn’t be left unattended in vehicles.
Please make arrangements while you’re visiting us for the day.
Rides! Concerts! Cool shows! Great new Midway food!
You bet! We have tons of different food concessions and a crazy amount of tasty midway treats, but if you’d prefer to bring a snack of your own, no problem.
There will also be a FREE pancake breakfast from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Sunday, June 17 and 24. We have room for you to have your own little picnic.
Yes, there is a variety of gluten-free options available at a variety of concessions.
Yes! Please bring any food, water and non-alcoholic beverages! There are all kinds of great places to sit and eat!
The performers perform rain or shine. Though in extreme weather conditions some of the midway rides could suspend operation for a short period of time.
The public will be notified throughout the Park, if this should occur.
Please note: no refunds are provided in the event of rain.
There are plenty of places to get out of the heat or rain.
Some of our sheltered buildings include: Exhibition Place, The Pet Centre, and Discovery Place as well as lots of tents.
The entire Park is wheelchair accessible.
All public buildings have wheelchairs and ramps to accommodate all wheelchairs and scooters alike. Wheelchairs and scooters can also be rented during the 10 days. Wheelchairs are $15 and scooters $40.
Telephones are available for our hearing impaired guests on all of the payphones throughout the Park.
Safety is our number one concern at the Red River Ex. We have a large security presence at the Red River Ex, including a private security company we hire as well as the Winnipeg Police Service.
Both of these groups are positioned at the front gates and roam the Park on a consistent basis before, during and after all operating hours.
In addition, these same security personnel do conduct bag and pat down searches (similar to when you enter a hockey game or at the front gates of Disneyland) and will continue to be diligent in our process to keep the Park a safe place for everyone to enjoy.
We accept cash, debit, VISA and MasterCard. We also have ATMs on site in case you need to withdraw some last minute cash.
There are bleachers for sitting at all of our shows, lots of picnic tables and there’s even shaded, grassy areas to set up your own family picnic. Wagons and wheelchairs can be rented at the front gate for $15 and scooters for $40.
There are four permanent washroom buildings located throughout the Park and in Exhibition Place. Park staff frequently check the washrooms keeping up with the heavy traffic flow to ensuring that your experience is a most enjoyable one.
Yes! We offer free admission from 10:30 am – 11:30 am on Sunday, June 17 & Sunday, June 24 ONLY! If you are able to make a small donation to the Red River Exhibition Foundation (our scholarship program) we would appreciate it – but it is not mandatory. We hope you and your family can join us!
There are no jobs currently available.
The rides and games at the Red River Ex are operated by a separate company called North American Midway Entertainment. They hire a limited number of local Manitobans to work for them when they are in town. Stay tuned to our web site and our Facebook page for details on when their hiring day will occur at Red River Exhibition Park. All jobs have been filled for 2018.
Sunday, June 17: FREE admission (with a donation to the Red River Exhibition Foundation) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am ONLY. A FREE pancake & sausage breakfast will be served from 10:30 to 11:30 am ONLY. (while supplies last)
Monday, June 18: Heroes’ Day – FREE gate admission all day for police, paramedics, firefighters and military with proof of I.D.
Wednesday, June 20: Seniors’ Day – $10 gate admission for Seniors’ 60+ only when you present your I.D. at the ticket booths. Seniors receive one free ride on both the Merry-Go-Round and the Giant Ferris Wheel. Free coffee and donuts, beginning at 3 pm, while supplies last.
Sunday, June 24: Family Day – FREE admission (with a donation to the Red River Exhibition Foundation) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am ONLY. A FREE pancake & sausage breakfast will be served from 10:30 to 11:30 am ONLY. (while supplies last) Kids under 10 years old can purchase a wristband* at the Park to ride all they want on Sunday, June 24 ONLY for just $15 includes GST. *Good for Kiddieland rides ONLY.