Another Successful Year at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest!


For Immediate Release
Sept 12, 2018

Offerings at ManyFest Grow

A little rain didn’t dampen Manitobans enthusiasm to come downtown to enjoy one of the best street festivals of the year this past weekend. Tens of Thousands enjoyed all the food and festivities on display in the shadow of the Manitoba Legislature.

A Ferris wheel and midway rides were the backdrop for 41 food trucks offering every culinary delight one could possibly imagine. Market superstars Third + Bird curated the market this year ensuring Manitobans had access to some to the best products on offer from 55 local artisans and entrepreneurs. By teaming up with Winnipeg Folk Festival Young Performers Program we were able to provide a diverse selection of live music throughout the weekend.

“One of the game changing features of this year’s event was that the grounds were fully licensed meaning people could buy a beer or glass of wine at Lake of the Woods Brewing and wander the festival with their drinks. Manitobans keep asking for more from this event and 8 years in we are still focused on making it better each year,” said Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Stefano Grande.

ManyFest 2018 was a notable upgrade on 2017. Of course, the goal is to make the event even better next year, and the planning is already underway for ManyFest 2019.

When you have 41 food trucks involved in Food Truck Wars, everyone wins, but our guest judges handed out some special honours to the following teams:

• Most Original – Tot Wheels
• Best Presentation – Kyu Grill
• Best Bang for Your Buck – BBK
• People’s Choice – Kyu Grill
• Judges Choice – Island Fusion

Mike Brown, Public Relations
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ManyFest Facts

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest is the biggest downtown street festival of the year adding to the overwhelming one million visitors to 62 year-round downtown festivals. Festivals and activities, like ManyFest, help to change perceptions of downtown for the better and contribute to greater economic spinoffs for nearby businesses.
ManyFest is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. It is presented by title sponsor Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Other event sponsors include: City of Winnipeg, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, Third + Bird Urban Markets, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Assiniboine Credit Union, Call2Recycle, Prairie Toyota Dealers, Red River Co-op, Q One Show Technologies, King’s Services, Running Room Canada, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Electric Donkey Run, Emterra Environmental, el Jimador Margarita, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, C&T Rentals, Impark, Fete Jockey, Spark Rentals,, CTV Winnipeg, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Shaw, Winnipeg Free Press, 99.9 Bob FM, Virgin 103.1, Well Curated Creative Agency