Record Numbers for the Ninth Annual ManyFest

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2019

Record Numbers for the Ninth Annual ManyFest

An estimated 80,000 Winnipeggers attended downtown’s largest street festival this past weekend, marking a record number of attendees, vendors and volunteers.

A new fully-licensed site layout and extended festival hours invited attendees to stroll, sip and sample from a record 53 food trucks, the most food trucks in the history of the Festival. Third + Bird again curated the artisan market offering Winnipeggers access to unique products from 57 local artisans and entrepreneurs. And 100 volunteers and staff assisted in hosting this family friendly festival.

“We are so grateful for the support of all of the vendors, volunteers, staff and attendees of ManyFest. We love hosting so many people in downtown Winnipeg during ManyFest and we invite everyone back to continue to explore the heart of Winnipeg,” said Tineke Buiskool-Leeuwma, Director of Marketing, Events & Communications at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

Food Truck Wars Results:

Judges’ Awards:

  • Most Original – Champ’s
  • Best Bang for your Buck – Smoked & Sauce Mobile BBQ
  • Best Presentation – Kyu Grill
  • Best Overall – Blue Haze Barbeque

Peoples’ Choice:

  • The winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award was KYU Grill for the 5th year in a row.

ManyFest guests also enjoyed:

  • A weekend of great music courtesy of our partners The Good Will Social Club (Live Band Karaoke, Drag Performances, Nothin’ Butt 90s DJ Party), Winnipeg Folk Festival (past WFF performers and 2019 Young Performers)
  • Wonder Shows Midway
  • MiniFest Family Zone presented by Red River Co-Op
  • Lakeside Lounge with Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
  • Running Room’s Winnipeg 10 & 10 Race
  • MEVAfest
  • Banjo Bowl viewing and after party with the Boogie Nights Band and Jivetown
  • NFL viewing party

Planning has already begun for the tenth anniversary of ManyFest in 2020, taking place Sept. 11-13 next year.

ManyFest Facts
ManyFest is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Event Sponsors: Smith Events, True North Sports + Entertainment, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, Third + Bird Urban Market, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Red River Co-op, Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Good Will Social Club, Assiniboine Credit Union, Q One Show Technologies, C & T Rentals, Running Room Canada, Wonder Shows, Prairie Toyota Dealers, Orange Theory Fitness, Shaw, Emterra Environmental, Impark, Archevent, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, el Jimador Margarita, Lights Unlimited, Fete Jockey, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Winnipeg Free Press, Bell Media, CTV Winnipeg, 99.9 Bob FM, Virgin 103.1, ChrisD.ca, and Twelvefold Collective.

ManyFest is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Event Sponsors: Smith Events, True North Sports + Entertainment, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, Third + Bird Urban Market, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Red River Co-op, Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Good Will Social Club, Assiniboine Credit Union, Q One Show Technologies, C & T Rentals, Running Room Canada, Wonder Shows, Prairie Toyota Dealers, Orange Theory Fitness, Shaw, Emterra Environmental, Impark, Archevent, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, el Jimador Margarita, Lights Unlimited, Fete Jockey, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Winnipeg Free Press, Bell Media, CTV Winnipeg, 99.9 Bob FM, Virgin 103.1, ChrisD.ca, and Twelvefold Collective.

For more information about ManyFest, please visit www.manyfest.ca.

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For more information:

Tineke Buiskool-Leeuwma

Director of Marketing, Events and Communications, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

Cell: 204-806-2506

Email: Tineke@downtownwinnipegbiz.com