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 Show | 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
April 19, 2020 (TBC)

Spring Classic LogoORE hosts the annual Olds "Spring Classic" Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show (traditionally) on the third weekend in April at the Olds Big Rack 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.

2020 Online Entries will open in the spring
How to Manual
Schedule & Guidelines 2019
Spring Classic Poster 2019

2019 Spring Classic Winners
Past Spring Classic Winners

Farmer's Market - May 28 to September 24, 2020
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.

PDF Application Form

Check back in the spring for 2020 Brochure/Rules, and Regulations
Some markets will be outdoor events only.
E-Mail for Information
Follow Olds Farmers Market on Facebook

Olds Craft Beer Festival - 5th Annual - June 20, 2020
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

Check back for the 2020 Beer Fest Poster - Print and post in your office or put on your fridge.

Sponsor Recognition

Summer Synergy - July 6 to 10, 2020
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 18 and 19, 2020
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 2020 Food Vendor Contract in the spring

For more information, contact Gillian Grant.

Official Website
Oldstoberfest on Facebook

2018 Press Release - What a Show!

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

December 8, 2019 and January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, 2020

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 Information

  • Entries taken 1-1:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: $3/event (Barrels, Poles, Thread the Needle, 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

Thanks to our 2018-2019 Gymkhana Sponsors

Team Roping - Winter 2019/2020

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

Country Road RV Sale - January 23 to 26
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

21 Years Strong in 2019!

Great fun and lots of agriculture learning at Summer Synergy.

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

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

Click here to read information on 2019 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 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.

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, 10 am to 4 pm
Admin Office & Big Rack Cow Palace Event Centre: 5116 - 54 St
Caluori Pavilion & Big Rack 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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