We are the fair and festival destination of choice in the West
Our volunteers and greater community invite guests and exhibitors to Spallumcheen and Armstrong district to particpate in meaningful, hard to replicate rural and agricutlural experiences
On behalf of City Council and the community, I am delighted to welcome you to the 121st annual Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede.
This year’s IPE theme is Our Roots Run Deep. It is with great enthusiasm that Armstrong opens its doors to celebrate BC’s premiere agricultural tradition.
All ages will enjoy the parade, competitions, interactive displays, the spectacular rodeo, and the down home charm of both the fair and our community.
An entire year goes into preparing for the annual IPE and it couldn’t be possible without the dedication of the volunteers, organizers, residents, businesses, and societies of all kinds.
There is no place like home when you live, work and play in the Heart of Country, Armstrong, BC. Come and experience “Pride of our Past, Spirit of our Present, and Vision of our Future.”
Chris Pieper, Mayor
As the Interior Provincial Exhibition celebrates its 121st year, it is comforting to see the foundation of the event continues to celebrate agriculture, which is the heart of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen area.
For many of us, it is family tradition, that spans many generations, to visit the annual fair and take in all there is to see and do. I am sure we all have fond memories of our first ride on the carousel andour first taste of cotton candy!
So this year, when you visit the fair, please slow down and take the time to enjoy the simple things and remember that just as your family has roots that run deep, so to does the Interior Provincial Exhibition.
On behalf of the Township Council and Staff, we wish everyone a very warm welcome to the 121st Annual IPE and Stampede.
Mayor Christine Fraser
This year we are not only celebrating the Vegetable Division, but the decades of community involvement in our theme, "Our Roots Run Deep". As the Interior Provincial Exhibition celebrates its 121st year we can look back and feel proud of what we have accomplished together. Together is how our roots remain strong. Together is how we ensure our 'little ol' fair' remains the top agricultural fair in Western Canada.
Volunteering is a time honored tradition and is the back bone of the IPE. Do you love to meet others and share your skills and talents? So do we. Come out and join our incredible family of volunteers and you'll soon discover why so many people keep coming back year after year. Thank you to our army of volunteers who make the IPE so strong.
My wish is for you and your family and friends to come and create memories at the fair. Get excited about having such a marvellous opportunity in our own backyard. Get crazy for our fair! Whether it's the music, the food, the animals, or your kids that bring you here. Whether you are an exhibitor or a spectator, whether it's your first time or you're an old timer, capture the magic that I feel each time I enter through the gates. Capture the lights, the laughter, and the memories. See you at the fair!