Saddle up, Cowboys and Cowgirls, as the 73rd annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 131st annual Country Fair returns to Surrey this May long weekend! Visitors to the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds can once again expect British Columbia’s most beloved annual tradition to be an action-packed weekend full of family fun. Be sure to mark your calendars on May 17 – 20!
Recognized as some of the best athletes in the world, national and international Cowboys and Cowgirls are getting ready to compete for large cash prizes. The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will feature four rough stock rodeo events: Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, and Ladies Barrel Racing. Furthermore, Cloverdale’s youngest athletes will get their chance to compete when Mutton Bustin’ takes centre stage during all five Rodeo performances, happening all- weekend long.
The Cloverdale Rodeo is proud to host 96 of the world’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls in a unique Invitational Rodeo format that ensures the sport’s premier athletes are showcased throughout five Rodeo performances. A total of 24 rodeo contestants will be competing in each of the events. The 2018 Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo Champions & 2018 Canadian Rodeo Champions have been invited.
For more information including event schedules, a rodeo competitors list, featured attractions and to purchase tickets, visit: cloverdalerodeo.com.
The 131st Annual Country Fair features more family-friendly entertainment than ever before!
Families are in store for a fun and exciting time at the 131st annual Cloverdale Country Fair, with Western Canada’s largest Midway of games and rides. Meet a variety of animals and watch a piglet race at the Agri Zone or head down to the Kids Zone where kids can learn how to be a Cowby or Cowgirl.
Little speedracers can drive through a construction themed race course with go-karts at the Douglas Lake Equipment Zone. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the West Coast Lumberjack show, meet BC country music artists at the BC Country Music Association Pavillion and eat the best ribs in town at Rib Fest.
The annual World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships will once again take place in the Cloverdale Curling Rink on the Cloverdale Fair Grounds. The competition will bring top pro and amateur freestyle skateboarders to compete for the $10,000 grand prize. The Round- Up will feature athletes from around the workd, including Japan, Australia and Germany and will showcase the best tricks and choreographed routines that are sure to leave spectators awestruck.
Sunday night at the world-famous Longhorn Saloon, Vancouver-based Juno award-winning band The Washboard Union will be headlining, with performances beginning at 9:30.
And don’t forget- after the Friday night Rodeo performances, stay tuned for the Fireworks show, happening one night only on May 17, 2019!
For a detailed schedule of events, performances, and to purchase tickets please visit: www.cloverdalerodeo.com.
GROUNDS HOURS OF OPERATION
- Friday 4:00pm – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
- Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
- Sunday 10:00am – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
- Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm (no entry after 4:00pm)
Dates: May 17 – 20, 2019
Location: Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, BC Tickets: (Pre-purchase tickets are available online)
Country Fair admission is $10 (12 and under free). Pre-Purchase Gate Admission tickets at selected London Drugs stores and save $2.00! Pre-Purchase Midway Ride All-Day tickets at selected London Drugs stores for $35, saving $10.00. Click here for a list of the participating stores
For a daily schedule, please click HERE.
About the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair:
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world-famous Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia.
The Association is also responsible for year-round management of the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (Fairground) that hosts over 1,000 events annually, with eight unique facilities on 100 acres capable of hosting 100 – 100,000 attendees, including trade shows, concerts, festivals,
sporting events and is a #BCFilm film-friendly location. For more information on the Association and the 73rd annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 131st annual Country Fair, visit www.CloverdaleRodeo.com.