Welcome everyone to the 117th Interior Provincial Exhibition, a true Agricultural Showcase. As the new IPE President I am so pleased to be able to invite you to come join me in exploring all the incredible experiences that are part of what makes our fair so unique. This year we are celebrating our “Field and Seed Division with the theme of “Bushels of Fun for Everyone.” We look forward to sharing this fun theme with all of the fair goers!
We boast that we are Western Canadas largest agricultural fair with barns filled with livestock, cows, sheep, goats, swine, and horses. Come explore and find this out for yourself while visiting the IPE you can take in a Beef show, a Heavy Horse pull, watch a goat being milked or a sheep being shorn for a fleece competition. This is only the start of all the agricultural opportunities ;there are poultry exhibits including a rooster crowing contest, llamas and Alpacas dressed in costumes, dog agility and even stock dog demos.
Whether this is your first time or 50th time visiting the IPE I am truly confident that we have something to catch your attention and make this visit more exciting, more interesting and more Fun than your last. With new entertainment lined up for the Ram Truck Stage MC’ d and organized by ever popular Jack Jackson. The Kids World stage is jam packed including an exciting chance to see Great Reptiles of the World with an opportunity to get up close and personal with these living dinosaurs. New and interesting for 2016 is the chance to see if you have the skills to conquer the MAZE, check it out in Kids World. Of course not everything is new or different at the 2016 IPE we have the crowd favorites back like our Famous night time Wrangler Rodeo that goes each evening at 8 PM .Watch the mini-chuckwagons race daily, visit our incredible food court and sample some of the best fair food anywhere, or explore all 6000 plus exhibits from the 19 different divisions.
I wish to extend my heartfelt Thank you to the IPE Board of Directors, IPE Staff, and all of our amazing volunteers that put in long hours to make this event. Without their direction and the Huge support from our sponsors and the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen the IPE would not continue to thrive and be such a great event.
No matter what you choose to see or do at the IPE I hope that when you leave you are happy that you came, elated at what you saw or experienced, and that you have had a Bushel of Fun!
General Managers Message
As we celebrate our Field and Seed Division with “Bushels of Fun for Everyone, the 117th IPE is shaping up to be another outstanding year and we are extremely excited for you to join the celebration at this year’s fair. On behalf of the hard working and dedicated team that make the I.P.E. the premier agricultural fair in BC, we trust you will experience an amazing time.
With lot of new vendors, attractions and entertainment we hope you will find that special experience as you explore all of the incredible sights and sounds at the IPE. The fair will continue to embrace the Family Fun atmosphere, showcase our agricultural roots and provide new and exciting activities and programs to meet the needs of our guests.
Come and enjoy the exciting Wrangler Canadian Tour Rodeo and the WCTR Finals on the Sunday plus the music talent on the RAM Truck Stage and tall the exciting attractions in Kids World. The many agricultural shows and displays are situated throughout the grounds as well as the rides/games of the West Coast Amusements Midway. The Agriculture Awareness Interactive Exhibit, Dairy Classroom and Mooturnity are don’t miss areas to really experience our rural roots. The always popular Mini Chuckwagon Racing, Westcoast Lumberjacks, and the Iron Chef Competition are all a must as you spend an incredible day or two at our family, community agricultural event.
Special thank you to all our staff, sponsors, partners, exhibitors, entertainers, suppliers, retailers, vendors and volunteers that ensure the traditions continue and that new memories are made when the fair comes to town.
Have a wonderful experience at the 117th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede and thank you for being part
of this grand tradition. We really appreciate you patronage.
Once again, come and create some lifetime of memories as you experience one of the unique agricultural exhibitions in the province. Enjoy your fair!