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Norsemen Festival Weekend – July 21-24

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Norseman Festival Weekend Thursday, July 21

Ribfest and the Great Red Lake BBQ Challenge

Thursday, July 21

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Entrance: Weekend Pre-sale  Wristband or $5, Pre-sale wristbands sold at participating Restaurants, Red Lake Heritage Centre, Red Lake Airport

The Festival kicks off on Thursday night with Ribfest and the 2nd Annual “Great Red Lake BBQ Challenge.  Back by popular demand, this event features a BBQ cook off between local and regional teams – participating to be the “Best BBQ in the North”.  Besides being a great taste experience the night will also feature a Beer Gardens and live music – truly a feast for the senses.  This event will be held at the outdoor rink, adjacent to the Recreation Centre in Red Lake. (This is an ALL AGES event – bring the kids!)

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BBQ Challenge

Norseman Festival Weekend Friday, July 22

Friday Night is Kid’ Movie Night at the Festival with a screening of Disney’s ZOOTOPIA – the wildly entertaining animated movie will be shown at the Heritage Centre at 7:00pm.

Also on Friday is the Standard Insurance Festival and Customer Appreciation BBQ being held at the Standard Parking lot from 11:30 to 1:00pm.

For those looking for a Fresh Pickerel Dinner, there is the United Church Fish Fry being held at the Legion Hall 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Sports fans will enjoy the annual Norseman Festival Slow Pitch Tournament being held at the Red Lake Ball Park all weekend.  On Friday night the action will go from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

The Norseman Beer Gardens will be “on tap” throughout the night at the Outdoor Rink from 5:00pm to 1:00am with proceeds going to the English River Miners Hockey.  The Red Lake District’s own DJ Ironwill “will” be there from 7:00pm to 1:00am to supply the music.

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FOUNTAIN TIRE  KIDS MOVIE NIGHT “ZOOTOPIA”

Friday, July 22

7:00pm at the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre
Popcorn, snack and refreshments for sale.

Entry included with purchase of a Norseman Festival admission bracelet.

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Norseman Festival Weekend Saturday, July 23

Come out on Saturday for a full day of entertainment at Centennial Park.  Live music, magic, acrobats, games for the entire family, Norseman Sightseeing trips and the every present Norseman Express for the kids, food booths, the Norseman Vendor Village, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Ukrainian Church Cultural Dinner and Display, Slow Pitch Tournament and so much more.

The entertainment continues into the night with the Norseman Beer Gardens with music supplied by DJ IRON WILL, and local rock band DAY BURNER.  At dusk, the sky over Howey Bay will be lit up by fireworks.

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Norseman Family Day Sunday, July 24

Sunday is Family Day at Centennial Park with more great music at the Park Stage with Krazy Madness, The 3 Pitches, and Grant leutschaft.  The games will also continue along with the Norseman Express for the kids, food booths, and the Norseman Vendor Village, Norseman Sightseeing Trips, the Pancake Breakfast, the Chamber of Commerce Corn Roast, and the  Red Lake Lions Club and English River Miners MONSTER BINGO.

Sunday will also include the BUSH PLANE HERITAGE FLY-PAST taking place over Howey Bay at 5:00pm featuring the Festival’s Namesake – the iconic Noorduyn Norseman

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Do you want to be a vendor at this year’s festival?

Download the 2016 Norseman Festival Vendor Application Form (UPDATED MAY 10, 2016)

Forever Green Gift Boutique

2015 Norseman Floatplane Festival – THANK YOU!

The Norseman Festival Committee would like to thank all those who braved the rain and participated in the 2015 Norseman Festival. The changes implemented this year could not have happened without the help of many volunteers; the use of special locations, equipment and services; many donors and advertisers; and our dedicated Corporate Sponsors. This year’s festival benefitted from the inclusion of a new event and a new location. We are so thankful to the patrons that showed up in hordes for the Rib Fest Competition and to those that participate in the Centennial Park activities. We have received much positive feedback and look forward to improving things in 2016. If we have inadvertently missed including anyone who helped, please accept our sincere apologies.   SEE A FULL LIST OF VOLUNTEERS

Our Sponsors

Fountain Tire, Canadian Propeller, Dryden Regional Airport, Sioux Lookout Airport, Red Lake Travel, Northern Water Works, Old Dutch Foods, Stratus Environmental, Central Aviation, Superior Airways, Canadian Fly-in Fishing, Tim Hortons, Gillon’s Insurance, Huron Flight Center, Howey Bay Motel, Forever Green, Chukuni Green House, Eagle Aviation

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The Norseman Festival Committee – P.O. Box P.O. Box 122, Red Lake, Ontario, P0V 2M0, Canada
Phone: (807) 727-3021  Toll Free: (877) 727-3021