||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
- ORE hosts the annual Olds "Spring Classic" Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show (traditionally) on the third Saturday in April at the Olds Cow Palace. In 2018, the Canada's Richest Youth (CRY) Show is held on Saturday, April 21, preceding Sunday's Spring Classic, April 22. 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.
- Important Information - Anniversary Showcase Weekend!
- A little history
- Farmer's Market
- Vendors 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 2018 Olds Farmers Market begins on May 24th and ends on September 27th. 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.
- Check back for the 2018 Brochure/Rules & Regulations
- 2018 Contract
- Outdoor Markets Only: June 7, June 14, July 12, September 13
- Olds Craft Beer Festival
- The 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!
- 2nd Annual - June 23, 2018
- Vendor Application
- Early Bird Application - Received by March 31, 2018
- Regular Application - Received after March 31, 2018
- Olds Beer Fest website
- Beer Fest Poster - Print and post in your office or put on your fridge.
- Sponsor Recognition
- Summer Synergy
- Olds 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!
- July 9 - 13, 2018
- 2018 Important Documents
- Olds Fall Classic
- ORE 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.
And there's more! Lloydminster Agriculture Exhibition Association, Northlands and Olds Regional Exhibition are excited to announce a partnership called Alberta Supreme Stakes, an opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement of exhibitors and their respective Female and Bull Champions and Reserves at each partnership show including Olds Fall Classic, Stockade Round-Up and Farmfair International.
- Entry Information
- October 5 - 7, 2018
- Please check back for the 2018 Prize List
- Check back later in the spring for the 2018 Schedule
- Online Entries will open later in the year
- Online Entries - 'How To' Manual
- 2018 Poster - Coming Soon
- Sponsor Recognition
- 2017 Results
- Past Results
- NEW! Gymkhana
- A fun, low keyed afternoon of horsing around with the family!
- 2018 Dates: January 21, February 18, March 11, April 15
- Entries taken 1-1:30 pm
- Entry Fee: $2/event (Barrels, Poles, Keyhole, Novelty Events(TBA)
- Ages: WeePee Leadline (5 & under), WeePee (5 & under), PeeWee (6-8), Junior (9-11), Intermediate (12-15)
- Print our Poster
- Rules & Regulations
- Event Information
- 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 24, 2018
- 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.
- 2018 Vendor Contract - Please check back.
- More information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Team Roping - Winter 2017/2018
- October 1st - 22nd: Thursday at 7 pm & Sundays at 4 pm
- October 22nd - April 3rd: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7 pm; Sundays at 4 pm
- Everyone is welcome - Beginner, Novice, Professional
- Details here
- $25 Drawpot (Oct 29, Nov 26, Dec 31, 2017; Jan 28, Feb 25, March 25, April 29, 2018)
- Call Tyson Gardner 403-586-1598 for more information
- Alberta BMX Indoor Winter Track
- ORE 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
- Integrity RV Show
- January 11 - 14, 2018
- Whether you are looking for a small trailer, a toy trailer, a fifth wheel, an RV, a camper, or some other type of trailer, Integrity RV is ready to help.
- Integrity RV
- 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 16 - 20, 2018
- Cam Clark Ford
- Hildebrand Motors
- Mountain View Dodge
- Country Road RV Sale (January & October)
- ORE 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 23 - February 11, 2018
- Country Road RV