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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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 2021/2022
A fun, low keyed afternoon of horsing around with the family!

Gymkhana Practices run throughout the winter. The objective of this youth equine program is to compete and provide an accessible venue for new riders to learn the basics of riding including barrel racing, pole bending, thread the needle and many more.

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.

  • Membership Application Form
  • Rules (Information, Membership Form & Fees, Age Categories, etc)
  • 2021/2022 Winter Dates
    • October 24
    • November 7
    • December 5
    • January 9
    • February 6
    • March 6
    • April 3 Finals (Must qualify for finals)
    • Inclement Weather Makeup Dates: November 28, January 23, February 27

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Thanks to our 2021-2022 Gymkhana Sponsors

Spring Classic Steer & Heifer Show - April 2022
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.

Unfortunately, once again, we have had to cancel what would have been the 22nd Edition of Olds Spring Classic. As we respect the guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services, we too want to protect our community and greater agriculture fraternity. Looking forward to 2022!

2022 Online Entries - Watch for updates!

How to Manual
Schedule & Guidelines 2020
Spring Classic Poster 2020

Past Spring Classic Winners

NEW! Spring Pop-Up Markets
Olds Farmer's Market Pop-Up Spring Market LogoLook what's new at the Cow Palace in 2021!

We hosted two spring markets just for you - one in April and one in May! Both were great successes and we hope to offer great shopping experiences next spring!

  • 2021 Regulations & Application Form

Farmer's Market - June 10 to September 30 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.

  • September 30th Farmer's Market Vendor List
  • 2021 Vendor Agreement
  • Accepting 'Make it, Bake it, or Grow it' Vendors

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 3 to 5, 2022 (TBC)
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. In 2021, this was a closed event for the province's up-and-coming rodeo stars.

Alberta High School Rodeo Finals on Facebook
Official Website

Olds Craft Beer Festival - 5th Annual - June 2022 TBC
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!

PLEASE NOTE: Following Provincial Guidelines, the 2021 Oldstoberfest has been cancelled. Please watch for details on our 2022 rodeo!

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!

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

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 3rd Friday and 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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