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 | Beer Fest | Summer Synergy | Oldstoberfest | Olds Fall Classic
Gymkhana | Team Roping | Alberta BMX Track | RV & Auto Shows | Christmas

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 Big Rack 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.

Livestock move in on Friday, April 20, 2018
2018 Online Entries Now Open
How to Manual
Schedule & Guidelines
Spring Classic Poster 2018

Past Spring Classic Winners

Farmer's Market - May 24 to September 27, 2018
Olds Farmer's Market LogoVendors offer unique items including sewing, knitting, baking, woodworking, fruits, vegetables, and numerous other items under the Big Rack Cow Palace roof, grown to be one of the favourites in the area. Spring markets are held in the foyer of the Big Rack Cow Palace, expanding to include the parking area surrounding the Big Rack Cow Palace during the summer. Markets run from 3:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursdays.

2018 Brochure/Rules & Regulations
2018 Contract
E-Mail for Information
Outdoor Markets Only: June 7, June 14, July 12, September 13
Olds Farmers Market on Facebook

Olds Craft Beer Festival - 2nd Annual - June 23, 2018
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!

Vendor Application
Early Bird Application - Received by March 31, 2018
Regular Application - Received after March 31, 2018

Olds Beer Fest website
Olds Beer Fest on Facebook

Beer Fest Survivor Competition! - Create a team & WIN! Deadline to enter is Friday, June 15th!
  How to Compete
  Registration Form

Beer Fest Poster - Print and post in your office or put on your fridge.

Sponsor Recognition

Summer Synergy - July 8 to 12, 2019
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!

NOTE: All information showing below is for the 2018 Synergy. Please check back for 2019 updates in the spring. Thank you.

Registration Package
Online Entries - Please check back in the spring.
How to Enter Online - 2018

LOOK WHAT'S NEW! Judging Camp 2018
  Judging Camp Schedule 2018

Marketing Topics - Deadline: June 15, 2018
Art Contest - Deadline: June 15, 2018 - Bring to Synergy Registration
Photo Contest - Deadline: June 15, 2018
Setting Sails - Check back for Setting Sails Application Form to be available in the fall.

Schedule
Rules & Regulations
Synergy Scholarship Points
Fundraising Auction Item Description Form
Master Showman Competition
E-News, June 2018
Synergy Logo (.eps) (24MB)

Visit the official Summer Synergy website at www.summersynergy.ca
Summer Synergy on Facebook

2018 Results Peewee Pursuit
Purebred Beef
Commercial Beef
4-H Alberta Beef Heifer Show
Jackpot Heifer Classic
Judging Camp
Show Team Judging

Past Results: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Photos: 2015 | 2014

Sponsor Recognition

Oldstoberfest - 3rd Annual - September 14 and 15, 2018
Oldstoberfest will continue the tradition of combining Bavarian culture with Western heritage.Oldstoberfest is returning to Olds Alberta for 2018! In 2015, the event brought over 8,000 visitors into town with a professional rodeo, an authentic Biergarten, and world class concerts.

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

Oldstoberfest Food Vendor Contract
Tickets are available to purchase online at www.oldstoberfest.com or at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds. For more information, contact Gillian Grant.

Oldstoberfest on Facebook

Friday, September 15

  • 9 am - Rodeo Slack
  • 5:30 pm - Pro Rodeo
  • 8 pm - Grandstand Show with Honeymoon Suite
  • 9:30 pm - Bavarian Biergartens at the Big Rack Cow Palace

Saturday, September 16

  • 10 am - 4 pm - Picket Fence Market
  • 5:30 pm - Pro Rodeo
  • 8 pm - Presentation to Rodeo Champions
  • 8:30 pm - Grandstand Show with James Barker Band
  • 9:30 pm - Bavarian Biergartens at the Big Rack Cow Palace

Gymkhana
A fun, low keyed afternoon of horsing around with the family! Gymkhana returns in the fall of 2018. Have a great summer!

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

Team Roping - Summer 2018

Alberta BMX Indoor Winter Track
Alberta BMX LogoORE has enjoyed a relationship with Alberta BMX to offer the Big Rack 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 to 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 - January 16 to 20, 2018
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 Big Rack Cow Palace the second week of January to view and purchase the best new and used vehicles from the best dealers in the region.
Cam Clark Ford
Hildebrand Motors
Mountain View Dodge

Country Road RV Sale - January 23 to February 11, 2018
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.
Country Road RV

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

ORE Signature Events

Twenty Years Strong in 2018!

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

Great fun and lots of agriculture learning at Summer Synergy.

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

Summer Synergy's Marketing Project is showcasing a third edition of an online Fundraising effort to elevate awareness and fundraising for Setting Sails travel fund. More auction details will be released closer to sale time.

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.

An afternoon of horsing around with the family!

Summer Team Roping at Olds Regional Exhibition on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Drop-ins welcome.

Winter 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.

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 & Big Rack Cow Palace: 5116 - 54 St
Caluori Pavilion & Big Rack MegaDome: 5223 - 54 St
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