Attractions

Attractions

World's Largest Pumpkin

World's Largest Pumpkin

Roland’s Large Pumpkin is a tribute to one of Roland’s outstanding citizens and a long time member and supporter of 4-H. Known for his ability to grow large pumpkins, Edgar VanWyck made the Guinness World Book of Records for the largest pumpkin in 1977. In 2007, the Giant Pumpkin was refurbished through the generous donation of manpower and funding by the Hampton, Save-A-Landmark program.

Excerpt from the Hampton Website

Categories: Save-A-Landmark®, World's Largest
Location: NE 4-5-4 WPM, Roland, Manitoba, Canada

In Manitoba, Canada there’s one attraction that will never spoil – the Worlds Largest Pumpkin!

This specimen won’t be found in your local pumpkin patch – it’s a super-sized squash replica that weighs 1,684 pounds, stands 12 feet tall and measures 12 feet wide.  Constructed out of steel rods and covered in orange fiberglass, the Pumpkin was created in 1990 during the Roland Centennial in honor of Edgar VanWyck, the “Pumpkin King.”  The local legend is remembered for successfully landing his name – and the town – in Guinness Book of World Records for growing the largest pumpkin in the world. 

Planted just a short drive south of Winnipeg, this is a site that can’t be missed —for family picnics or a quirky fall photo-op.

 

Roland Pumpkin Fair

Roland Pumpkin Fair

An annual fun filled day occurring on the first Saturday of October:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Craft Sale
  • Agricultural & Educational Displays
  • Fair Exhibits
  • Great Pumpkin & Vegetable Commonwealth Weigh Off
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lunch & Food Vendors
  • Pumpkin Patch Tea Room (filled with amazing desserts)
  • Harvest Supper

Website: www.rolandpumpkinfair.ca

 

Manitoba Giant Growers Association

Bob Horsman
Email: bhorsman@sdnet.ca
Phone: 343-2283

Manitoba Giant Growers AssociationBigPumpkins.com Great Pumpkins Commonwealth

 

4-H Museum

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Roland has earned international fame as the Home of 4-H. The cairn on the Municipal Hall grounds and the Museum in the former Royal Bank building identify Roland as the Home of Canadian 4-H. In 1913 the Manitoba Department of Agriculture organized several boys and girls clubs, the first being in Roland. The cairn commemorates the 50th anniversary of 4-H. The Museum opened in 1990 and records the story of this very important part of Canadian Agriculture.

Artefacts date from 1913 to the present. Memorabilia consists of banners, trophies, uniforms and project books from Ontario to B.C. and from as far south as Wisconsin, USA.

museum

A large replica of the stamp issued by Canada Post for the 75th anniversary of 4-H hangs in the foyer of the museum. Programs for the future include the exchange of traveling displays with other Manitoba museums.

Museum Hours
Open July and August
Monday - Friday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
or by appointment

call: (204) 343-2061
email: rol4hmus@mts.net Website: www.roland4hmuseum.ca

 

Roland Golf Club

Golf

Conveniently located in the heart of the Pembina Valley, just an hour's drive south-east of Winnipeg, at 26124 Rd 22 W, 1/2 a mile west of the town of Roland on Hwy 23 and 1 3/4 miles north on Road 22 W.

A scenic, 9 hole, Par 36 course, complete with licensed Clubhouse, Pro Shop and Driving Range.

Golf

Phone: 204-343-2409

Website: www.rolandgolf.ca

 


Golf

Roland Antique Tractor Club

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With an active membership for approximately 25 years.
Featuring an entertaining annual Tractor Pull.
New Members and Volunteers Welcome.

Contact: Shane McLaren
Phone: 343-2024