For over 100 years, Olds Agricultural Society has been one of those organizations that town and country folk both participate in. And now it has evolved into the Olds Regional Exhibition.
Olds Regional Exhibition - Signature Events

ORE is very proud of our traditional and prestigious livestock event production. Livestock shows including beef, dairy, sheep, light horse and draft horse have seen sustainability, momentum and even growth at a time when the exhibition industry has witnessed significant decline or elimination of primary agriculture showcases. ORE attributes this unique achievement to the commitment and dedication of volunteers who work tirelessly to assure each event's success. Check out the following ORE Signature Events that are spotlighted throughout the year and truly showcase exhibitor talent, commercial commerce and outstanding agri-business.

  • Spring Classic Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show
    • Spring Classic LogoORE hosts the annual Olds "Spring Classic" Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show (traditionally) on the third Saturday in April at the Olds Cow Palace. In 2017, the Show will be held on Sunday, April 16th. The Spring Classic was introduced in 1999 to provide an opportunity for 4-H members, youth and open exhibitors to sharpen their showing skills and enjoy some friendly competition.
    • The 19th Annual edition will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
    • The CRY Show is held on Saturday, preceding Sunday's Spring Classic.
    • Important Information
    • A little history

  • Farmer's Market
    • Olds Farmer's Market LogoVendors offer unique items including sewing, knitting, baking, woodworking, fruits, vegetables, and numerous other items under the Cow Palace roof, as well as an amazing outdoor market that has grown to be one of the favourites in the area. The 2017 Farmers Markets in Olds run from May 25th to October 5th. Spring markets are held in the foyer of the Cow Palace, expanding to include the parking area surrounding the Cow Palace during the summer. Markets run from 3 - 6:30 pm on Thursdays.

    • 2017 Brochure/Rules & Regulations
    • 2017 Contract
    • Please note: Outdoor Markets only - June 1, July 13, August 3, September 14

  • Central Alberta Draft Horse Classic - Please check back for information on the 2018 Show

    Congratulations to Shane Patterson from Dawson Creek, BC. Rossland Marcus was named Best of Show, 2016 Supreme Champion Horse.

  • Summer Synergy

    And all the Synergy Purebred & Commercial Champions Qualifing to Supreme Quest: Including AOB Champions Garrett Lundago & Jaymie Thompson

  • Olds Craft Beer Festival
    • Olds Fall Classic LogoThe Olds Craft Beer Festival showcases some of the most winning and progressive breweries in Alberta! ORE is delighted to offer this rural craft beer festival that also features some delightful wines and spirits. This celebration is intended for the most passionate beer connoisseurs, wine enthusiasts and spirit lovers!

    • Saturday, June 24, 2017. Doors open at 4 pm
    • Vendor Application

    • 2017 Poster - Print & post in your office, staff room, or fridge at home.
    • Check back soon to get your tickets

    • Sponsor Recognition

  • Olds Fall Classic
    • Olds Fall Classic LogoORE and the Fall Classic Beef Committee extend a special invitation to all seedstock producers to participate in the annual beef cattle showcase held the first weekend in October. Breed Shows highlight the following breeds: Black Angus, Blonde, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental as well as the Stars of Tomorrow Jackpot Calf Show. Each of the deserving Champion Bull & Female winners, adjudicated by professional reputable judges, are eligible for Alberta Supreme at Farmfair & RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition.

    • Entry Information
      • October 4 - 6, 2017
      • 2017 Prize List - Please check back.
      • 2017 Schedule - Please check back.
      • Online Entries - Please check back.
      • Online Entries - 'How To' Manual
      • 2017 Poster - Please check back.

    • Sponsor Recognition
    • Results

  • Country Wonderland Market
    • In addition to the traditional Farmer's Market held throughout the summer, ORE hosts the Country Wonderland Christmas Farmer's Market the last Saturday in November in conjunction with the Olds Fashioned Christmas activities. In 2014, over 1,200 spectators visited the market to acquire quality baking, crafts and collectibles perfect for holiday gift giving.
      • November 25, 2017
      • Olds Cow Palace, 10 am - 3 pm
      • Participants may set up AFTER 8:30 am and must vacate the Cow Palace by 4 pm to allow set-up for evening events during the Olds Light Up Celebration.
      • Tables will be assigned on a first come first served basis and will be guaranteed upon receipt of payment at time of booking.
      • 2017 Vendor Contract - Please check back.
      • The floor plan will be posted closer to the event.
      • More information, e-mail farmersmarket@oldsregionalexhibition.com

  • Santa Claus Parade of Lights
    • In conjunction with the town's Olds Fashioned Christmas activities, ORE hosts the Santa Claus Parade of Lights. Register by calling us at 403-556-3770 or completing the form below. Parade Lineup: 4:30 pm at the Caluori Pavilion. Parade begins at 5 pm. Route runs through Uptowne Olds and back to Caluori Pavilion.

  • Winter Team Roping
    • Wednesdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm
    • Everyone is welcome - Beginner, Novice, Professional
    • Details here
    • $25 Jackpots (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 9 2017)
    • Call Tyson Gardner 403-586-1598 for more information

  • Alberta BMX Indoor Winter Track
    • Alberta BMX LogoORE has enjoyed a relationship with Alberta BMX to offer the MegaDome from November to April. This unique partnership encourages BMX riders of all ages and talents to gather in an indoor setting to learn, compete and teach the value of cycling and being active. These weekend events include coaching, open track and District Racing.
    • Alberta BMX Association

  • Olds Indoor Auto Sale
    • Cam Clark Ford, Hildebrand Motors, and Mountain View Dodge team up annually to host one of the biggest collaborative car sales Olds has ever seen! Hundreds of car shoppers converge in the Cow Palace the second week of January to view and purchase the best new and used vehicles from the best dealers in the region.
    • January 2018
    • Cam Clark Ford
    • Hildebrand Motors
    • Mountain View Dodge

  • Country Road RV Sale (January & October)
    • Country Road RV LogoORE is proud to be the venue of choice for both the Country Road RV Fall October Sale and the January Sale. These RV Shows & Sales are a great place to come and see all the latest models and talk to some of the most respected and reliable sales representatives in the business.
    • January 2018
    • Country Road RV

Community, Agriculture, and Youth - Our Core Values at the Olds Regional Exhibition Association.

ORE Signature Events

Spring Classic Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show
Olds Farmer's Market
Central Alberta Draft Horse Classic

The Spring Classic was introduced in Olds in 1999 to provide an opportunity for 4-H members to sharpen their showmanship skills and enjoy some friendly competition.

Thanks for voting us the Number 1 Farmers Market in Mountain View County - Three years in a Row!

Everybody loves a great Farmers Market and Olds is definitely the place to go.

You will see a Draft Horse Halter and Hitch Show, a Heavy Horse Pull, a dog agility competition, and a miniature horse show.

Feed Team Races at the Draft Horse Classic in June 2015. Photo by TT Photography.

2017 Summer Synergy Entry Forms are now available online. Entry deadline is June 1st.

Summer Synergy

The whole bunch at the Spring Classic in 2015.

The Senior Marketing Competition during Summer Synergy includes creating a state of the art marketing manual, virtual or print, targeting breeding projects.

At MNP we want to learn more about you and your farm. If there is anything we can do to support you or help you get more from your operation, contact one of our dedicated Agricultural Business Advisors or go to www.mnp.ca.

Olds Craft Beer Festival
Olds Fall Classic
Country Wonderland Christmas Market
Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Each of the Champion Bull & Female winners at the Fall Classic are eligible for the Alberta Supreme Championship at Farmfair & RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition.

ORE has hosted an annual Christmas Farmers Market at the Olds Legion for years. In 2013, we were very excited to have our Country Wonderland Market in our newly paved Cow Palace.

ORE hosts the Santa Claus Parade of Lights during Olds Fashioned Christmas each November.

Here's Santa Claus and Mrs Claus during the 2008 Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

Alberta BMX Indoor Winter Track
Olds Indoor Auto Sale
Country Road RV Sale (January & October)

Winter Team Roping returns to Olds Regional Exhibition!

The Indoor Cycling Track at the MegaDome is open all winter long, unless temperatures are -20 or colder.

Everyone looks forward to the Indoor Car Show in January. Hosted by Mountain View Dodge, Hildebrand Motors, and Cam Clark Ford.

The folks at Country Road RV in Sundre take the RVs out of the cold and snow for three weeks each winter. This was at the 6th Annual Indoor RV Show and Sale in 2013.

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ORE is mandated to welcome the future with a genuine commitment to being sustainable in financial security, ag-industry leadership, and community vitality. OLDS REGIONAL EXHIBITION | Box 3751, Olds Alberta Canada T4H 1P5
Phone: 403-556-3770 | Fax: 403-556-3333 | E-MAIL
Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Admin Office & Cow Palace: 5116 - 54 St
Caluori Pavilion & MegaDome: 5223 - 54 St
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