Why Carberry? Reid regards Carberry as a Manitoba Heritage Gem and have often written about it on his blog and elsewhere. Two blocks of Carberry’s Main Street contain 28 designated heritage buildings, most are brick and built around 1900. The rich concentration of intact buildings make the street unique in Manitoba and a true prairie gem. To recognize that fact the province has designated the area as Manitoba’s First Heritage District, a distinction no other place in Manitoba can claim. The town honours and celebrates its history with the 3rd Annual Carberry Heritage Festival on 7 and 8 August 2015.