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|Country and Region||Canada — Manitoba|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Reedy Creek and Kinosota, Manitoba, Canada|
|Festival Contact Information|
Asham Stomperfest is a Music and Dance festival hosted annually on September long weekend by the Asham Stompers. The Asham Stompers mission is to help re-capture and preserve the history of the Métis people through the traditional dancing of the Red River jig and to have FUN and enjoy the richness of the Métis tradition through the River Jig combined with square dancing, aptly named the Red River Dance.
The Red River Jig was developed in the late 1700′s by the first Métis colony which was at the junction of the red Assiniboine rivers (now known as the forks in the city of Winnipeg) to attract fur traders into the colony to trade fur.
Come enjoy a fun filled family friendly weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Reedy Creek, Manitoba. Camping is included in the ticket price. 2011 headliner is Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Past headliners include: Charlie Major, Shane Yellowbird, Leahy and Natalie McMaster. The festival is also the home of the World Jigging Championships and the World Aboriginal Square Dance Championships.
Since 2003 the Asham Stomperfest has set a standard for great entertainment and a great time. Come dance the night away at the Asham Stomperfest.
|Festival Dates||August 30 - September 2, 2013|
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