It definitely feels like summer. And with this perfect weather comes the arrival of the 142nd PortageX.
Western Canada’s longest running summer fair starts Friday, July 4 and runs until July 6 on the island fairgrounds .

For all the info you need about times, events, entertainment and everything else PortageX head on over to The PortageX website

In the meantime, check out some of these images of the fair we found in the Yosh Tashiro Archive. Drop us a line if you recognize anything.

 

Fair Grounds at island circa ?????. Let us know if you can id this shot.  Whats that building in the upper right hand corner?

Fair Grounds at island circa ?????. Let us know if you can id this shot. Whats that building in the upper right hand corner?

yosh portagex epic ferris wheel

Ferris Wheel in the forest. Island Park, Portage la Prairie. Portage Fair (X) 19??. What a great location.

The "Lucky Hell (Heli?) Drivers performing at the first grandstand.  No roof on that one.

The “Lucky Hell (Heli?) Drivers performing at the first grandstand. No roof on that one.

All aboard.

All aboard! The engineer doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about this run.

yosh portagex bumper cars

Everyone loves bumper cars. Check out the grills on these classics.

The Pan- Am Grandstand.  Wow. It was great to sit outside on a summer night and watch whatever.

The Pan- Am Grandstand. Wow. It was great to sit outside on a summer night and watch whatever.

2 Responses

  1. Bill Plenty

    Can anyone remember or have any idea about some of these images? I’m curious about the grandstand?

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    • ED Dillon

      The building to the right is the old exhibition building. The tree is hiding the right half of the building. the building housed some of the local exhibutors and where the juding of the vegetables,flowers,canned goods was held. It could be hot as the dickens in there. It burned down.

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