The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is going digital with a new app to make this year's experience more engaging.

General Manager Ron Kristjansson says they partnered with a company called Numnu to create the app. It's one of the first fairs in Canada to try this out.

“It’s going to be exciting to see how that works. It’s something that we’ve worked hard to try and build over the last few years.” Kristjansson continues, “Fairgoers want to be able to pull up their phone and figure out where to go. That’s what we’ve got for you now.” 

Some of the things visitors can use the app for include skip-the-wait mobile ordering and the event map and schedule.

Marc Chriqui, founder and CEO of Numnu says, “Guests will enjoy a convenient mobile experience that will allow them to discover, experience, and share what the fair has to offer, benefiting them, the organizers, and exhibitors.”

There’s a lot to see in this modern show, like Empress Arabian Stallion, Thriller Trick Riders, and even a Craig Douglas Comedy Juggler.

“Every day will be changing up the performances. So what you see on Wednesday will be just a little bit different then what you saw on Monday and that type of thing. It’s something that lots of families come. There’s a  fiddle contest Wednesday night if that’s what people are inclined to,” said Kristjansson. “You could spend easily a couple of days and see all kinds of things.”

Gates open at 8 each day and go until 8 at night. The fair runs starting today and goes until Saturday.