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Truck Raffle Winners

2013 IPE Truck Raffle Winners were:

1st Prize - 2013 Dodge Truck
Wally Parker - Vernon, BC

2nd Prize - $2500 Cash
Rick Kovacvick - Armstrong, BC

3rd Prize - Chainsaw Carving
Benny Richter - Vernon, BC

Western Horse Magazine
Western Horse Magazine

Western Horse Review Magazine has included the IPE in their Best of the West list! Their collection of 48 of the best events and hot spots to add to your Western bucket list this summer.

Click Here to View the Article (pdf)

4-H Bursary

COLDSTREAM, BC – The Regional District of North Okanagan is pleased to announce the continuation of a bursary in cooperation with the Interior Provincial Exhibition. This year, in cooperation with the City of Armstrong, who are celebrating their 100th year and in recognition of 4-H Canada who are also celebrating 100 years, the RDNO is pleased to announce two scholarships of $500 each to be awarded at the fabulous IPE.

The Bursaries will be awarded to deserving students who are planning to further their education at recognized post-secondary institutions in the field of Agriculture or in a discipline related to Agriculture. The successful applicants must have been a 4-H member and a resident of the North Okanagan Regional District Electoral Area or municipality.

Deadline for applications is August 16, 2013. Additional information and an application form can be found on our website at or by emailing

For More Information:
Patrick Nicol, Chair
Board of Directors

2013 SUN-FM 105.7 & Armstrong IPE YOUTH TALENT CONTEST

2013 SUN-FM 105.7 & Armstrong IPE YOUTH TALENT CONTEST!
The IPE Youth Talent Competition, presented by Sun-FM 105.7 will return to the RAM Truck Stage at the Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede's fair grounds. This popular event takes place every night from August 28th – September 1st (Qualification Performances Wednesday through Saturday, contest finals held Sunday) on the RAM Truck Stage between 8:00pm and 10:00pm. The primary objective of this event is to encourage young Canadians to develop and advance their talents in several performing art disciplines. The IPE & Stampede strives to provide an exciting venue, good organization, and a superb opportunity for young Canadians to perform in a competitive environment that encourages participation and learning experience.

Youth ages 8 to 21 are encouraged to apply with payment ENTRY FORM, signed Contestant Waiver, biography, and photograph to be received by August 16th, 2013. Applicants must also submit a YouTube link to a video of the intended performance for review by IPE & Stampede staff. Performances may be solos ($25), duets ($35) or groups ($75). Please review the contest Rules and Regulations prior to your application submission. Submissions may be received by email to, by post (Box 490, Armstrong BC, V0E 1B0) or in person (IPE Office, 3010 Wood Ave, Armstrong BC).

Click Here to View Larger Image of the 2013 Sun-FM 105.7 & Armstrong IPE Youth Talent poster!

2013 IPE Prize Books
featuring all the “NEW” & Regular Classes for Divisions

Don’t delay Entry Deadlines are just around the corner!

Entry deadlines are quickly approaching.
If you require a prize list or entry form, download one from the website

Click Here to go to Prizebooks page

IPE Prize Book Deadlines as of July 14


The BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions offers a “4-H Scholarship” and a “Youth Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000.00! Applications must be received in the BCAAFE office on or before the closing deadline date of June 30th, 2013!

Click here to download 4-H Scholarship Application

Click here to download Youth Scholarship Application

Thank you and good luck to all applicants!

Janine Saw
Executive Director
18231 60th Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3S 1V7
Phone: 778-574-4082
Fax: 778-574-4082

IPE Scholarships

Agriculture Scholarship - To be awarded to a deserving PVSS or Gateway student who is planning to further their education at a recognized postsecondary institution in the field of Agriculture or in a discipline related to Agriculture. Selected by a committee of IPE members, in cooperation with the PVSS Scholarship and Bursary Committee.

Volunteer Scholarship The applicant must have a background as an IPE volunteer, or be the child or grandchild of an IPE volunteer. Open to any student who is entering or continuing in an academic, technical or vocational pursuit. Selection by a committee of IPE members.

Bryan Burns
General Manager - IPE

Celebrate the "Fruits of Our Labour"!

2nd Annual
IPE Barn Dance!

Friday, August 30th & Saturday, August 31st
at the
Dance Hall Tent!

Doors Open at 9:30pm
The Dancing ~ Till 1:00 AM


Gate #4

(Not including Gate Admission)

We are looking forward to celebrating the IPE & Stampede's 114th year saluting the Fruit Division.

“Celebrate the Fruits of our Labour at the 114th IPE!”

Entry deadlines are quickly approaching. If you require a prize list or entry form, download one from the website or stop by the office to pick up your free hard copy.

We look forward to the IPE Parade on Saturday, August 31st.
Entry forms are now available online (see Prize Books) and in the office.

Rodeo seating is by reservation only - $11 per seat. Phone the office with a credit card number and we will set aside the best available seats for pick-up or mail-out.

Enjoy the "Fruits of Our Labour" at the DELICIOUS LADIES GALA

2013 Ladies Night at the IPE
4th Annual IPE Rodeo Ladies' Night
Thursday, August 29th at the Dance Hall Tent!

Wine Tasting, Fashion Show Elegant Dinner, Entertainment, Rodeo Tour Finals,
including a

Reserve Tickets NOW!
$69/ticket or
a Table of 10 for $640
Call IPE Office

Returning in 2013 - the IPE Kids Klub
Kids Klub

The Interior Provincial Exhibition is having a Coloring Contest! Visit the Kids Klub page to enter and free online games! Check back soon for more exciting news!

Click Here to view the Events for the Kids World Stage at this year's IPE!

Ride bracelet tickets and family passes are available at:
Safeway (Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm)
Askews (Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Sicamous)
Avalon Tent Rentals (Kelowna)
Norval (Vernon)

$29 Bracelet Presale!! $45 on grounds during the IPE.
$30 Family Pass Presale!! $33 at the IPE gate.

Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine Top Ten Fairs and Exhibitions

Top Ten Fairs and Exhibitions Here are our picks for our Top Ten List! When it came to our judging criteria, we considered: family-friendliness; the variety of events and activities; whether it’s a multi-day show; free events; big-ticket and musical entertainment; and, of course, the role played by livestock. Do you have a particular favourite fair or exhibition? Please log onto our blog at and tell us why!

Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede (IPE), Armstrong, BC
Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

In 1909, if you entered your four best pigs in the Armstrong Fall Exhibition you stood to win $7.50 for first place. Today, those porkers will net you 10 bucks. Blame tradition and exhibitor pride. Nobody’s in it for the money. The IPE’s been doling out down-home fun for more than 110 years. It’s one of the few surviving authentic agricultural fairs across Canada, with a long history of local dedication. When times were tough and attendance dwindled, organizers refused to let their fair die. It became “The Little Fair That Could”. Today the IPE is one of the largest agricultural fairs in Canada....

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IPE recognized at the BC Fairs Convention.

Vernon, BC – The Interior Provincial Exhibition sent numerous delegates to the British Columbia Association of Fairs and Exhibtions (BC Fairs) convention and awards night held from October 21-23rd. The IPE won an incredible 4 awards including:
  • Agricultural Education Exhibit
  • Showcase over 20,000
  • Dave Jordan (our past president) won the distinguished service award from BC Fairs
  • Karen Johansen placed 2nd for her photograph depicting Agriculture

President's Message
Our President, Jeanne Noble Harter

Welcome to the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede!!

It is with great pleasure that I extend on behalf of the Board of Directors, a hearty welcome to come and experience the excitement of the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede.

Where else can you do and see so much in just five days? We invite you to “our Fair”, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in Western Canada. Bring the whole family. Have some fun, meet some friends, and get back to your agricultural roots while enjoying some premier entertainment, great food, midway rides, livestock, poultry and horse shows. You will find something for every age at the IPE.

Do you know where the food you are eating comes from? How and where it is grown? Or how often cows get milked? Find out by checking out our many exhibits in the barns, our show halls and in our commercial areas. We are proud to be able to showcase agriculture and agricultural education at its best!!

We are pleased once again this year to be hosting the Wrangler Tour Pro Rodeo. So grab your boots and hat and get ready for five action-packed evening performances under the lights at one of Canada’s highest rated pro rodeos.

I wish to extend a huge thank you to our Board of Directors, our many volunteers, IPE staff, our Sponsors, and the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen. The IPE would not be the huge success it is without your continued support.

This year “Haystack” is saluting the Fruit division. So come on down and “ENJOY THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOUR AT THE IPE”!! See you there!!

General Manager's Message
Our General Manager, Bryan Burns
On behalf of the hard working and dedicated team that make the I.P.E. the premier agricultural fair in BC, please join us for the celebration of "the Fruits of our Labour in 2013!"

With our emphasis on our Fruit Division, make sure you take the time to visit all our divisions at the fair. 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 Wrangle Tour Finals Rodeo action, the music talent on the RAM Main Stage, the variety of vendors plus you don't want to miss the exciting attractions in the Kids World. The many agricultural shows and displays are situated throughout the grounds as well as the fun of the West Coast Amusements Midway.

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 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede and than you for being part of this grand tradition.

Once again, I hope to see many of you at the fair and hope we will provide a lifetime of memories as you experience one of the unique agricultural exhibitions in the province. Enjoy the fair!

Bryan Burns
General Manager - IPE