The events, days and times listed below are subject to change. Please check the Schedule of Events closer to the fair for the correct times of events.
Lots of fun for the kids at the Nechako Valley Exhibition! There is always lots going on all weekend long. Listed below are some of the planned events for kids.
Also check out the following Divisions for more ways to participate at the fair.
4-H - 4H clubs and competitions
Division 4 - Sheep
Division 5 - Goats
Division 6 - Poultry
Division 7 - Rabbits
Division 9 - Preschool Exhibits - Exhibits for ages 0-5 yrs.
Division 21 - Junior Exhibits - Exhibits for ages 6-14 yrs.
Division 22 - Youth Exhibits - Exhibits for ages 15-17 yrs.
Cow Milking Booth
Come milk a "cow" at the milk booth. Fun for all ages!
Uncle Chris the Clown
Uncle Chris is a high energy entertainer who realy gets his audience involved in everything that he does. He generates laughter and excitment whenver he performs- and we're not just talking about the children... adults love him too!
His comical magic makes everyone laugh as he messes up his tricks and the audience member end up doing the magic! He's been clowning around all throughout BC since 1999 and has literally done thousands of events and parties. He constantly gets ased to come back over and over again because everybody loves Uncle Chris the Clown!
Come out and enjoy the many carnival games that will be set-up around the grounds for kids of all ages to enjoy. The carnival is sponsored and run by the Vanderhoof Children's Theatre. Contact Richard Wruth for more information: 250-567-0949.
Dog Agility and Obedience Competition - Friday & Saturday
Ever want to test your pooch at obedience and agility?
Randa's Rascals will have a course up with free training tips and exercises to improve your handling and your pup's performance! Participate in a fun competition (Friday, 4:00 pm) and enjoy an agility demo (Saturday, 4:00 pm). All ages and experience welcome. For more information contact Randa Russell at 250-567-1512.
Dog Obedience Competition: Friday 4:00 pm
Dog Agility: Saturday 4:00 pm
Both events take place on the grassy area beside the Exhibit Building.
Mutton Busting - Saturday, 12:30 pm, Indoor Arena
Come out and test your skills and see how long you can ride bareback on a sheep!
For children weighing 40 lbs or less, between the ages of 3
& 7 years old. Great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, and
consolation prizes too!
Last date for pre-registration is Friday, August 14, 2015.
Pet Parade, Saturday 12 pm Small Animal Barn
Saturday at 12:00 Noon. Register your pet on Thursday August 20 after 5:00 pm in the small animal barn, OR call Kelly 570-7715 to register before Saturday. Details
Colouring Contest - all weekend
There will be a colouring contest running all weekend in the Small Animal Barn for kids aged 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. Prizes will be awarded on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Details
Scarecrow Competition - Create by 5 pm, Thursday, Small Animal Barn
Have fun creating your unique scarecrow either at home and brought to the Small Animal Barn, or created on-site. Scarecrows will be used to decorate the Barn for the duration of the Exhibition. We hope to see lots of different ideas for making scarecrows. Everyone’s participation in this event is greatly appreciated.
Ages: 6-3 and 14-adult
Entry Fee: $2
Judging: Thursday, August 18th after all entries are received.
Prize Money: Rosette ribbon and 50% of entry fees
Slide, swings, jungle gym, kids tent, and more. Located in the center of the Exhibition Grounds.
Teen Day! - Friday
On the Friday of the fair, teenagers 13-18 will be able to enter the Fair Grounds at a reduced price of $6. Come all day, shop, eat and just hang out. We want to see teens at the fair, so come and take advantage of Teen Day.
Teen Idol Competition - Friday - 2:00 pm, Music Shed
All teens ages 13-19 years of age in the Nechako
Valley--singers, musicians, dancers and bands--are invited to compete in
this fun competition.
Experienced musicians will judge the performances, and crowd appreciation will also be taken into account.
Applications, with the registration fee of $5 must be submitted no later than July 31, 2016
Applications can be left at the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce, or mailed to:
Nechako Valley Exhibition Society, PO Box 863, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0.
Mechanical Bulls - Saturday
RIDE 'EM COWBOY! The large bull for all you adult cowgirls and cowboys, and the baby bull for the junior cowgirls and cowboys. Come on out and test your riding skills. Do you have what it takes to last?
Ranch Hand Competition - Saturday, 2 pm, Outdoor Arena
Here’s a chance to show off your skills and those of your
horse. The Ranch Hand Competition is designed to test
the abilities of the horse and its rider.
There are four classes:
Junior -- Ages 10-14
Senior -- Ages 15-18
Green Horse - for horses between the ages of 3-5 years
Junior Gymkhana - Saturday, 9:00am, Indoor Arena
Nechako Valley Saddle Club's Junior Gymkhana! Barrels, Poles, Stakes, Keyhole, Scurry Race. Four age groups. Postmarked Entry Deadline - Friday, July 31, 2015.