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
Gymkhana | Olds Fall Classic | Alberta BMX Track | Christmas | RV Storage | Drop-In Riding

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 - November 2023 to April 2024
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.

Follow the Olds Gymkhana Club on Facebook

Thanks to our 2022-2023 Gymkhana Sponsors

Drop In Riding - Wednesdays and Saturdays
Drop In Riding LogoORE was happy to introduce Drop in Riding in 2023! Held at the Caluori Pavilion (5223 - 54th Street), riders can come each week on Wednesdays from 12 - 4 pm, and on Saturdays from 1 - 5 pm.

Starting November 4, 2023.

Fee is just $20 per horse and riders must sign in and pay before riding. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a helmet. ($10 per additional horse same family)

Drop in Riding will be cancelled when temperatures are -20°C and below.

Rules and Regulations Here

Spring Classic Steer & Heifer Show - April 2025
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.

We are very excited to be hosting the 25th Edition of Olds Spring Classic in April 2025.

2024 Spring Classic Winners

2024 Spring Classic Sponsors

Spring Classic 2024 Poster

How to Manual
2024 Schedule & Guidelines

2025 Online Entries - Check back in the fall.

2023 Spring Classic Winners
Past Spring Classic Winners

Farmer's Market - June 13 to September 26, 2024
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.

  • 2024 Vendor Application & Booking Form

E-Mail for Information
Follow Olds Farmers Market on Facebook

Olds Craft Beer Festival - 7th Annual - June 22, 2024
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 8 to 12, 2024
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 - 5th Annual - September 13 & 14, 2024
Oldstoberfest will continue the tradition of combining Bavarian culture with Western heritage.Oldstoberfest is the world's first and only Bavarian Rodeo! Merging Bavarian culture with our western prairie heritage it is an atmosphere one must truly experience! Oldstoberfest takes place in Olds, Alberta, Canada. The event is held annually on the third weekend in September. Oldstoberfest is estimated to bring 8,000 visitors throughout the weekend. Our goals are to maximize economic impact, increase community engagement, and showcase the Town of Olds and the County of Mountain View.

For more information, contact Mykaela Bauer.

Official Website
Oldstoberfest on Facebook

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

The source of agriculture, youth, community and agribusiness since 1899.

ORE Signature Events

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

An afternoon of horsing around with the family!

A great location and opportunity to ride your horse on Wednesdays and Sundays.

24 Years Strong in 2024!

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

Click here to read information on 2023 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!

Summer 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.

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, 9 am to 3 pm
Admin Office & Cow Palace Event Centre: 5116 - 54 St
Caluori Pavilion & 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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