The Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds is a 42 acre equestrian and agricultural facility serving the community of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, as well as the entire northern interior region.
We offer pen and stall horse-boarding facilities, a heated indoor riding arena with spectator stands, a lobby, washrooms, and a large mezzanine, an outdoor riding arena, numerous large outbuildings for 4-H events, Beef Cattle shows, and company/family barbecues/picnics, as well as fields for community fun days!
The Grounds are run by the not-for-profit Nechako Valley Exhibition Society consisting of a Board of Directors and general membership as well as annual Arena Rider members.
The Nechako Valley Exhibition Society was incorporated in March of 1970 for the purpose of hosting the annual Nechako Valley Exhibition (Fall Fair), which runs for 3 days in the third weekend of August every year.
The year-round events hosted here (including rodeo, riding programs, special events, clinics, and more) form part of our mandate to provide a first-rate community facility as well as support the execution of the Fall Fair, which draws over 6,000 people from near and far.
If you have an interest in any aspect of agriculture and want to get involved with the community, please consider becoming a member of the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society! Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the lobby of the indoor arena.
The NVES would like to extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors for your support!
We appreciate your patience as we have been updating our website; please stay tuned for more Fall Fair info, as well as a banner listing all our generous volunteers and sponsors- we could not do it without you!
The next general meeting will be held Monday July 16th at 7 pm at the indoor arena
The Fall Fair Book is now available! Click here to view a PDF, or pick up a free copy at Four Rivers Co-Op or here at the Exhibition Grounds lobby.
We're offering a monthly membership for the summer season only, at $60/month. Please contact the office for more information.
Outdoor and indoor pens are available at $100/month!
We have space for advertisers- a 4 x 8 billboard posted in the spectator stands at the indoor riding arena or on the entry gates costs only $200 per year and ensures your local business gains exposure at our biggest events.
Clubs have dispersed for the summer and both arenas have open riding at all times!
*Horse Council BC membership is required for all arena rider members and all drop in attendees of the Exhibition Grounds facility!*
Please click here to view or download June's newsletter which includes the arena schedule, images from the Hooterville Hoot Classic Car Show, as well as information on the feature performance of Ryan Laird at this year's Fall Fair!