|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
ORE 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 23 to September 26, 2019
Vendors 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.
2019 Brochure/Rules, Regulations and Contracts will be posted in the new year
Some markets will be outdoor events only.
E-Mail for Information
Follow Olds Farmers Market on Facebook
Olds Craft Beer Festival - 4th Annual - June 22, 2019
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!
Early Bird Application - Received by March 31, 2019
Regular Application - Received after March 31, 2019
Olds Beer Fest website
Olds Beer Fest on Facebook
Beer Fest Poster - Print and post in your office or put on your fridge.
Summer Synergy - July 8 to 12, 2019
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!
Official Summer Synergy website - Entry information and Results from Past Shows.
Summer Synergy on Facebook
Yard Sale - 1st Annual - September 8, 2018
The Big Rack Cow Palace Event Centre is home to yet another new event for 2018 - our Community Yard Sale, a seasonal yard sale showcasing your household items, outdoor living, and much more! The first annual takes place on Saturday, September 8th from 10 am - 3 pm. Turn clutter into cash!
- Book your 10 foot table for just $10 (No Limits)
- Set up is from 9 - 10 am. All items must be collected and moved by 4 pm.
- To book your spot, email@example.com.
Oldstoberfest - 3rd Annual - September 14 and 15, 2018
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!
2018 Press Release - What a Show!
2018 Oldstoberfest Food Vendor Contract
For more information, contact Gillian Grant.
Oldstoberfest on Facebook
A fun, low keyed afternoon of horsing around with the family!
2018 Dates: October 14, November 4, December 9
2019 Dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14
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
Team Roping - Winter 2018/2019
- Practices from October 11, 2018 to April 28, 2019 on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7 pm; Sundays at 5 pm.
- Jackpots: October 28 & November 25, 2018 and January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28, 2019
- Dummy Roping Night: Saturdays at 7 pm
- Everyone is welcome - Beginner, Novice, Professional
- Call Tyson Gardner 403-586-1598 for more information
- About our Winter 2018/19 Series
- Summer Series runs June to September. Check back for the 2019 schedule in the spring.
- Olds Team Roping on Facebook
Alberta BMX Indoor Winter Track
ORE 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.
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
Mountain View Dodge
Country Road RV Sale - January 23 to February 11, 2018
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.
Country Road RV