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.
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About the Olds Regional Exhibition

In 1894, the first Fair was held in Olds, Alberta. In 1899, when the Olds Regional Exhibition (formerly Olds Agricultural Society) had their first meeting as a registered Society, and every year since, ORE has been an organization that town and country folk both participate in.

  • Mission, Vision, Values
    • Mission Statement
      • Provide venue and facilitate events for our community, youth, agriculture industry and rural lifestyles.
    • Vision Statement
      • ORE promotes awareness and understanding of agriculture's vital role in our community. ORE strives to be the 'first choice' convention, rural youth development, recreation, agriculture, entertainment facility in Alberta by exceeding client guest expectations through professional, accommodating customer service.
    • ORE Value Statements
      • Client Engagement
        • Engage business people and host producer to consumer relationships
        • Promote networking and connection in our community and region
        • Enhance entrepreneurial business skills and opportunities
      • Business Development
        • Foster and encourage relevant business investment through partnership
        • Liaise awareness, understanding and advocacy from all levels of government
      • Community Spirit
        • Inspire integrity, respect and collaboration in our business community
        • Support social and cultural events, services and programs

  • Membership & Volunteerism
    • Any individual can become a member who is interested in the objectives of the Society, over eighteen (18) years of age, a resident of the province of Alberta and adhere to Policy MP-20 (Membership and Code of Conduct). Membership fee in the Olds Regional Exhibition is $10 per year (Canadian funds), paid before commencement of the Annual General Meeting in March of each year. The membership fee entitles the individual to the full privileges and responsibilities of membership, including the right to be elected to office and vote in the election for the Board of Directors.

  • Core Values
    • OAS' core values and objectives have remained steadfast for generations; this is evidenced by the fact that we celebrate the involvement of three generations of some families in our governance and operations. These core values are Agriculture, Youth and Community. In contrast to this perennial stewardship, OAS is also mandated by the Board and membership to welcome the future with a genuine commitment to being sustainable in Financial Security, Ag-Industry Leadership and Community Vitality.

  • Signature Events

  • About Olds Regional Exhibition

  • Special Website Links

The source of agriculture, youth, community and agribusiness since 1899.

2024-2025 Board of Directors

James Carpenter, President
Darrell Hickman, Vice-President
Sandra Smith, Finance Chair
Meghan Black
Lyle Block
Anne Burgess
Ciara Mattheis
Tim Matthews
Hal Schiffner

Meet Our Board & Admin Team


Rob Smith, Business Development Manager
Donna Smith, Volunteer Farmer's Market Manager
Buck Thompson, Operations Manager
John Cartwright, Facility Operator

In the News

General Manager Moving On
Thanks to Retiring Board 2022
ORE Honours Board Service
2018 Oldstoberfest - What a Show!
Broncs, Lederhosen, Concerts & Bier!
Big Rack Gets Naming Rights!
Commercial Kitchen Grand Opening
ORE welcomes New Board of Directors
Town supports Commercial Kitchen
Spring Fling Causes 2016
Meet the 2015-2016 Board of Directors
ORE Receives Century Award
ORE Elects 1st Female President
2013 Annual Report
Ag Initiatives Grant, July 2013

An aerial shot of the Olds Exhibition Grounds.

Accepting the generous community support from the Rotary Club of Olds was OAS President, Curtis Flewelling, Vice President, Eric Iversen, Finance Chair, Colton Hamilton, Directors At-Large, Anne Burgess and Joanne Wright. Also on hand were Directors Ciara Buchanan, Scott Harvie, John Hunder, Laurie Hunter, Heather Osterhout, Donna Smith, Events Manager, Tracy Gardner and Executive Director, Tami Gardner.
In March of 2013, the Rotary Club of Olds presented a
cheque for $20,000 contributing to the Society's project of
installing asphalt on the floor surface of the Cow Palace.
Pictured L to R: Mayor Judy Dahl; OAS Executive Director, Tami Gardner; MLA Ken Lemke; Mary Turner, Rotary Club President.
OAS also received a grant from the province's Community
Facility Enhancement Program for the Cow Palace floor.
Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development poses with Tracy and Tami Gardner of the ORE Administrative staff.
Pictured centre, is the Honourable Verlyn Olson, Minister of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, presenting ORE representatives, Events Manager, Tracy Gardner (left) and Executive Director, Tami Gardner (right), with the Alberta Agricultural Society Century Award on February 6, 2015.
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Cow Palace
Caluori Pavilion
Kiwanis Barn
Drop In Riding
Steer & Heifer Show
Farmer's Market
Olds Craft Beer Fest
Summer Synergy


Wonderland Market
Santa Claus Parade
BMX Indoor Track
RV Sales
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 3 pm
Admin Office & Cow Palace Event Centre: 5116 - 54 St
Caluori Pavilion & MegaDome: 5223 - 54 St
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Links - We pay special tribute to the sponsors of our many events. Please visit any of these websites, and consider these businesses when making your purchasing decisions.   Besides a great campground in town right across from the Exhibition Grounds, there are good hotels and motels in town, and in the surrounding region.   Click here to use the Google Map to the Exhibition Grounds in Olds.

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