Winnie’s Hometown Festival 2018

Every year we celebrate Winnipeg Bear on the third weekend of August. Whyever would a community do that? Well… Winnie was the inspiration for AA Milne’s children’s stories of course! Silly old bear…..

During Winnie’s Festival, we usually find other great things about White River to celebrate as well.  This year one of the most iconic places within our town has risen to the place of honor and will be celebrated….. The Green Gables and a walk down historical Winnipeg Street.

The planning committee has the ball rolling, thinking caps on and is looking for your input on ways to celebrate. Do you have any suggestions or ideas to put forward? You are welcome to share them!

Ways that you can get involved and be a part of

Winnie’s Hometown Festival:

Be a Festival Sponsor – advertise your business during Winnie’s Hometown Festival

Register for the Trade Fair –The trade fair has room for  a large variety of services, business and information kiosks.

Be a part of the entertainment – Do you have an act, talent or ability? Performers of all types take to the live stage to entertain Festival goers of all ages.

Hold a fundraiser for your local group – Creating smaller events like luncheons, games and gatherings is a great way to promote your cause as well as raise funds.

Make a donation – a great way to show your support is to donate a ‘bear’ related item to the Whit River Historical Society’s annual Bear Raffle.  Contact the White River Museum (807)822-2657 for more information


You can get as well as give information to the Festival coordinators, Devan or Brandi, Monday – Friday during business hours (807)822-2450


Great links to more info:

Winnies Hometown Festival official Face book Page

Gables Reunion Facebbook page

Winnie’s Hometown Festival


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