Mark your calendars and get ready! The Red River Ex will run from June 16 – 25, 2023.

This beloved annual event, which has been captivating visitors for over 60 years, promises an extravaganza of entertainment, thrilling rides, mouthwatering food, and a sense of community that is unmatched.

The Red River Ex is renowned for its thrilling rides that cater to adrenaline junkies of all ages. From dizzying spins to gravity-defying drops, there’s something to excite everyone. Take a leap of faith on the towering Ferris wheel, experience the rush of the roller coasters, or test your bravery on heart-pounding attractions like the Drop Tower or Kamikaze. With a wide range of rides, from mild to wild, the Red River Ex ensures there’s never a dull moment for thrill-seekers.

No fair experience is complete without indulging in mouthwatering food, and the Red River Ex is no exception. Savor the aroma of freshly popped kettle corn, treat your taste buds to classic cotton candy, or go on a culinary adventure and sample a variety of food trucks. From deep-fried favorites to gourmet delicacies, the food vendors at the Red River Ex offer a gastronomic feast that will satisfy every craving.

Advance Tickets

Advance tickets can be purchased online or at Sobeys, Safeway, Giant Tiger, Northern Store, North Mart and Valu-Lots.

Advanced Midway EXpress Access Pass: $20 + GST

If purchased before June 15:

  • Advanced Gate Admission + Ride All-Day Wristband: $47 + GST
  • Advanced Midway EXpress Access Pass: $20 + GSTHop into the priority line and enjoy more rides. The Advance Midway Express Pass requires Gate Admission + Ride Tickets or Ride All-Day wristband and is only available online.

If purchased after June 15:

  • Advanced Gate Admission + Ride All-Day Wristband: $57 + GST

Tickets at the Gate

Here are the prices for tickets at the gate if you didn’t purchase them in advance:

  • Gate Tickets Purchased on Site: $15 (includes GST)
    Gate tickets get you in to all the action at The Ex and access to the free attractions. Ride Tickets and Ride All-Day Wristbands must be purchased separately. Children aged six and under get free gate admission every day!
  • Early Gate Weekday Special: $10 Before 5 PM (includes GST)
    Purchase gate tickets at The Ex before 5PM and save $5 every weekday.
  • Ride All-Day Wristband: $53 (includes GST)
    Enjoy unlimited rides with a Ride All-Day wristband. Does not include gate admission (must be purchased separately)
  • Midway EXpress Access Pass: $25 (includes GST)
    Gives you access to the priority line so you can get more rides in!
    * The Midway EXpress Pass requires Gate Admission + Ride Tickets or Ride All-Day wristband.

Special Event Days

Sunday June 18 – Caribbean Day
Free admission from Noon – 1 PM

Join The EX for a Diversity Parade, Caribbean themed music and dancing all day at the Red Barn Stage along with other family friendly activities.

Weekday Discount
Talk about value! Come to The EX any weekday (Monday to Friday) before 5 p.m. and receive gate admission for $5 off the regular price.

Monday June 19 – Hero’s Day
Free gate admission for all military personnel, police and firefighters, nurses and teachers upon presentation of their ID, at any ticket purchase booth.

Tuesday June 20 – Seniors’ Day
Seniors and their families will find lots of related programming on the Red Barn Stage and community stage, quilt, art and photo competitions inside Exhibition Place and free coffee and donuts!

Seniors 60 plus receive $5 off regular gate admission all day.

Wednesday June 21 – Indigenous Peoples Appreciation Day
All Treaty and Manitoba Metis Federation card holders will receive free admission from 3pm-5pm.

A traditional Pow Wow will engage the audience while they learn about Indigenous culture. Tipis will be set up for guests to explore.

Thursday June 22 – Filipino Day
The Filipino Journal welcome their community to visit the Red River Ex on this day. Their promotion on social media and through their newspaper invites young and those young at heart to attend.

Sunday June 25 – Kids’ Day
Free admission 11 AM – Noon and a free pancake breakfast at The Loop, with a donation to the Red River Exhibition Foundation.

Kids under 10 years old can ride all they want for $20 (includes GST). Valid for Kiddieland rides and only available for purchase at the Park.