Carman and the RM of Dufferin’s can’t-miss events of 2020

There’s always something going on in Carman and the RM of Dufferin! We host loads of events throughout the year, and many of them make for perfect day trips. If you’re looking for things to while you see a little more of Manitoba, then save these 10 dates!

February 15: Snoflies Poker Derby & Free Ride Weekend

Are you an avid snowmobiler? The Snoflies Snowmobile Club in Carman is a volunteer organization that maintains and grooms 250km of Snofund trails along with Snoman. Every year, they host a poker derby in order to raise money for the upkeep of trails, including signage, equipment, fuel, shelters, and more.

Come out to McGee’s Restaurant in Carman on Saturday, February 15, 2020 and test out your poker face. First place wins $1,500, and hands are only $10 for 1 or $20 for 3. Registered riders can also enjoy access to the trails without a Snopass.

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March 19-22: Chicken Chef Mixed Curling Provincials

Calling all curling buffs — this one’s for you! Join us at the Carman Curling Club March 19-22, 2020 for Curl Manitoba’s 2020 Provincial Championships. Come see teams from across the province duke it out to be crowned this year’s champion!

Enjoy a weekend filled with friendly competition and cheer on your favourite teams with family and friends.

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April 8: Camping registration begins

Claim your spot for the 2020 camping season by registering beginning April 8, 2020. You can securely register online for spots with or without power service, with sites for as little as $15 per night. All campsites include a permanent fire pit, picnic table, and use of the dump station.

If you’re looking to get away from the city but not too far, then come spend some time at one of our 44 sites, right beside the Carman Dufferin pool, a playground, lit tennis courts, fairground, and close to our 18-hole golf course.

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June 6: Town-wide garage sale

Attention, bargain hunters: This one’s for you! Carman’s annual town-wide garage sale is on June 6 this year. If you enjoy perusing preowned products, come visit us and explore the Town of Carman while you’re at it. We have quiet, walkable streets, some fantastic local restaurants, and a 7km Community Pathway that connects the town and the campground.

Come haggle the day away and find some hidden treasures to take home. Each year, a map is created, so you can enjoy a true treasure hunt in our community. Maps are available at gas stations in Carman on the day of the garage sale.

July 9-11: Carman Country Fair

The Carman Country Fair is one of Manitoba’s longest-standing traditions and is an enormous event every year. Since 1879, the fair has been delivering family fun for all ages, while raising awareness for agriculture. Attractions include rides, live music, delicious local food, agricultural and auto exhibitions, and local vendors selling all sorts of goodies.

Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend with your family!

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Golf tournaments galore!

It’s hard to choose just one, so check out the Carman Golf & Curling Club website to view all of the golf tournaments taking place in 2020:

  • Golf for the Cure: May 26
  • Carman Area Foundation: June 14
  • Men’s Open: June 15 & 16
  • Chamber of Commerce: June 20
  • Mike Pritchard Memorial: July 6
  • Night Golf: July 19
  • Member Appreciation Weekend: July 27 & 28
  • Senior Men’s & Ladies Open: August 8
  • Par 3 Tournament: August 9
  • Access Community ProAm: August 23
  • Ladies Last Chance: September 8
  • Super Scramble: October 5

Whether you enjoy playing or watching, be sure to enter early and then come enjoy some truly sensational golf at one of Manitoba’s best courses! Tournaments run from June to September.

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Come at your leisure

If you don’t want to set aside any hard dates but still want to experience the perfect family day trip, check out our day trip planners — there’s always something going on in Carman and the RM of Dufferin!