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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Due to the November 24, 2020 updates to the Covid-19 pandemic, Team Roping, Riding, Gymkhana and BMX will be suspended until further notice.

Olds Regional Exhibition - Signature Events
Steer & Heifer Show | Farmer's Market | High School Rodeo | Beer Fest | Summer Synergy | Oldstoberfest
Olds Fall Classic | Gymkhana | Team Roping | Alberta BMX Track | Christmas | RV Storage

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.

Gymkhana - Winter 2020/2021
A fun, low keyed afternoon of horsing around with the family!

2021: January 10, January 24*, February 14, February 28*, March 14
April 11, 2021 Finals (Must qualify for finals)
* Makeup dates in case of inclement weather

Gymkhana Practices start on Friday, November 22nd and will run every Friday till April. Please follow us on Facebook to stay current on weather conditions that may force practices to be cancelled. ORE's policy is that we do not open buildings when temperatures feel like -20.

2020/2021 Season

  • To minimize the number of people/horses in the arena the following time slots will be available to enter:
    • 10 am - 12 pm (20 riders)
    • 12 - 2 pm (20 riders)
    • 2 - 4 pm (20-30 riders)
  • Entry deadline: Friday before event at 8:00 pm
  • Rules & Regulations (Information, Membership Form & Fees, Age Categories, etc)

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Thanks to our 2019-2020 Gymkhana Sponsors

Spring Classic Steer & Heifer Show - April 2021
Spring Classic LogoORE hosts the annual Olds "Spring Classic" Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show (traditionally) on the third weekend in April at the Olds Cow Palace.

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.

2021 Online Entries - Watch for updates!

How to Manual
Schedule & Guidelines 2020
Spring Classic Poster 2020

Past Spring Classic Winners

Farmer's Market - May to September 2021
Olds Farmer's Market LogoVendors offer unique items including sewing, knitting, baking, woodworking, fruits, vegetables, and numerous other items under the Cow Palace roof, grown to be one of the favourites in the area. 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 3:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursdays.

  • 2020 Vendor Contract
  • 2020 Farmer's Market Requirements
  • Vendors must submit a completed contract & be approved by ORE on or before the Monday of the Market you wish to attend.
  • Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Olds Regional Exhibition reserves the right to qualify, disqualify or restrict any vendor(s) at its own discretion.

  • 2020 Farmer's Market Media Release

NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: 3:30 - 4 pm: This time will be reserved for seniors, people with disabilities and those most vulnerable.

E-Mail for Information
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Alberta High School Rodeo Finals - June 4 to 6, 2021
Alberta High School Rodeo LogoORE is proud to be hosting the 2021 Alberta High School Rodeo Finals at the Olds Regional Exhibition Grounds in June. This is the pinnacle of the provincial high school rodeo season, and everyone is welcome to attend to see the province's up-and-coming rodeo stars. Besides the rodeo events, there will be a Trade Show.

Check back in the spring for Trade Show Vendor Applications, Rodeo Applications, and more information.

Alberta High School Rodeo Finals on Facebook
Official Website

Olds Craft Beer Festival - 5th Annual - June 19, 2021
Olds Beer Fest 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!

Olds Beer Fest website
Olds Beer Fest on Facebook

Sponsor Recognition

Summer Synergy - July 12 to 16, 2021
Summer Synergy LogoOlds Regional Exhibition is committed to provide a collaborative venue to showcase youth in agriculture by combining traditional elements with innovative approaches for personal achievement and development. This will increase inter-breed interaction, avoid duplication, improve financial sustainability, engage the public and enhance the profile of rural lifestyle and primary production. This youth livestock program is known as Summer Synergy!

Official Summer Synergy website - Entry information and Results from Past Shows.

Summer Synergy on Facebook

Sponsor Recognition

Oldstoberfest - 4th Annual - September 17 and 18, 2021
Oldstoberfest will continue the tradition of combining Bavarian culture with Western heritage.Oldstoberfest returned to Olds Alberta in 2018. In 2015, the event brought over 8,000 visitors into town with a professional rodeo, an authentic Biergarten, and world class concerts. In 2018, that number was about 7,000, despite Mother Nature doing her best to deter us!

Under new ownership of C5 Rodeo Company, Oldstoberfest will return as an annual event!

Check back for the 2021 Food Vendor Contract in the spring

For more information, contact Gillian Grant.

Official Website
Oldstoberfest on Facebook

2018 Press Release - What a Show!

Team Roping - Winter 2019/2020

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

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

ORE Signature Events

22 Years Strong in 2020!

Great fun and lots of agriculture learning at Summer Synergy.

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

Quinton Van Straten competes in the 2014 tie-down roping event at the Alberta High School Rodeo Finals in Ponoka.

Alberta High School Rodeo Finals are in Olds in 2021.

Looking forward to seeing what the next Beer Fest has in store!

Click here to read information on 2021 Summer Synergy competitions.

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.

Oldstoberfest takes place in Olds, Alberta, Canada on the third weekend in September. Oldstoberfest is the world's first and only Bavarian Rodeo!

An afternoon of horsing around with the family!

Summer Team Roping returns to Olds Regional Exhibition!

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

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.

In addition to the traditional Farmer's Market held throughout the summer, ORE hosts the Country Wonderland Christmas Farmer's Market the 4th Saturday in November in conjunction with the Olds Fashioned Christmas activities.

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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, 10 am to 4 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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