We all love the excitement of the sharp turns and steep drops of the amusement park! West Coast Amusement provides us with midway rides, games, and concessions.
Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions - roughstock events and timed events and an all-around cowboy crown. The rodeo also hosts exciting trick riders and rodeo clowns.
The famous food court at the RAM Truck Stage is where you can grab a great snack or meal and be entertained with amazing musical acts. The music starts every day at 11am. At the Indie Music Stage take a seat, grab a snack and enjoy some of the most talented entertainers from the interior of BC. The Community Stage at the Armstrong Fair and Rodeo features all kinds of music and the genre changes hourly.
Iron Chef Contest
Back again, this ever popular Iron Chef Contest is having some new digs this year. We have create their own space, located on the west side of the rodeo grounds in the Diamond Centre, the IRON CHEF will once again challenge various teams against each other in filled with great judges, mystery ingredients, and the crucial timeline that creates drama as the teams create their culinary masterpieces.
With over 100 entries, the traditions continue with the annual IPE parade on Saturday morning at 10am. The parade starts by Country West Supply and travels along Pleasant Valley Blvd, then finishing along Smith Dr. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and come early to avoid traffic delays!
Miniature Chuckwagon racing started in 1998 with 4 wagons and 3 shows throughout the year. Now we have expanded all over Alberta, into British Columbia. We now entertain 15+ shows a year with up to 14 wagons. The IPE is one of their favorites.
The Barn Dance is back again under the BIG Tent. You don’t want to miss this exciting fair dance. Featuring Appoloosa, this high energy, entertaining band will ensure you have an amazing time at our Barn Dance You must be 19+.
Come and experience all the hands on demonstrations, activities, games and information surrounding all things agriculture. This area provides some amazing facts and figures about where your food comes from.
Watch for updates on our "cow maternity ward"
Stockdogs perform followed by the Dog Agility demonstration.
West Coast Lumberjack Show
The West Coast Lumberjack Show is action-packed, non-stop entertainment, complete with its own portable stage, competitors and emcee. Since 1982 they have performed all over the world to great reviews and we are thrilled to have them back at the Armstrong IPE and Stampede.
Western Farrier and Blacksmith Demo
Blacksmiths work with metal to make and repair things...from complex items such as gates, grilles, railing, sculpture, tools and agricultural implements... to the simplest essentials for the ranchers like nails and horse shoes. Farriers nail the horseshoes into the hoof wall to support the horses' feet and protect them on rocky terrain.