54th Annual Nechako Valley Exhibition!
August 14-16, 2020


About Us

The NVES is a non-profit society run by a Board of Directors and consisting of a general membership. The Society owns and maintains the 42 acre Exhibition Grounds in Vanderhoof, BC which is host to one of the longest running true agricultural fairs in the province, the annual Nechako Valley Exhibition.

We also rent the facilities to community groups, businesses, and private individuals. We provide the grounds, buildings and arenas for horse clinics, gymkhanas, barrel races, team roping events, banquets, company barbecues, 4-H days, dog training classes, car shows, birthday parties, summer camp field days, RV storage in the winter months, and more!

 The society is supported in large part by our generous sponsors as well as grant funding through the federal government, Province of BC, and private organizations. Sponsors are recognized in a wide variety of ways, including acknowledgement on the website, social media, signage throughout the grounds, announcements during events. Please get in touch with the office to find out how you can work with us to help support agriculture in the region and get your company's name out there!

If you have an interest in any aspect of agriculture and want to get involved, please consider becoming a member or volunteering with the Society!

Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the NVES office (inside the arena building). 

You are welcome to view our Constitution  , Table of Bylaws and Bylaws here.

Thank you for your interest in the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society!


Executive Board of directors

Contact Information:


Jason Beier


Vice President Courtney Siemens



Rita Steffey



Lois Crosby



Cheryl Stewart



Lou Cromarty



Kirsten Friesen


Director Alex Kulchar akulchar@hwy16.com
Director Brittany Loucks


Director Delmer Siemens lsiemens1@hotmail.com
Director Michael Koehmstedt tarkoe.09@gmail.com

Becoming a Member

General membership with the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society costs just $10 per year and gives you several ways to get involved with the agricultural community of the Bulkley Nechako region.
You can join at any time throughout the year, and membership renewal fees are due at the AGM in January.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • Meet and form relationships with local 4-H leaders, equestrian groups, and agricultural producers
  • Vote at meetings regarding topics that affect the Exhibition Grounds
  • Run for an Officer position at the AGM
  • Support and promote the agricultural community
  • Learn about services in the region
  • Join any of the sub-committees available through the NVES, including the Fall Fair Committee or Arena Riders Committee
  • Be a part of a fulfilling, family friendly community facility


Download a general membership application here, fill out and bring to the office with your $10 membership fee or mail to:

Nechako Valley Exhibition Society
PO Box 863
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Cheques are payable to "NVES"


For a full list of our valued sponsors, please click here .

As one of Vanderhoof’s most highly anticipated events of the year, the Nechako Valley Exhibition draws over 6,000 competitors, exhibitors, and spectators to the area. Attendees arrive from all over the province, and as far as Alberta and Saskatchewan. The influx of visitors to our region gives a tremendous boost to our community, especially in the hospitality and service industries.

Beyond the Fall Fair, the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society works to maintain this community recreation facility year-round by providing indoor and outdoor riding arenas, venues for community events such as car shows, dog training classes, horse clinics, field days for summer camps, affordable RV storage in the winter months, and much more.

We have a dedicated Board of Directors and many volunteers who serve throughout the year, but as a non-profit society we rely largely on outside funding to continue our operations. We would like to invite our local businesses to support us. If you or your business is interested in contributing to the NVES by donation or event sponsorship, please contact the office for more details at (250) 567-3011 or by e-mail at nechakoexsociety@outlook.com.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your families for your continued support and participation in the Nechako Valley Exhibition, and NVE Society



Advertising Opportunities

Billboards at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds are seen by upwards of 8,000 people throughout the year who attend the Fall Fair, Rodeo, Archery, Hooterville Hoot Classic Car Show, along with hundreds of RV storage customers and attendees of the many smaller events held year-round. 

We offer a 4 x 8 billboard space with the option to be displayed along the entry gates, on the front wall of the indoor arena, or in the spectator stands, for a manufacture rate of $250 plus a hanging fee of only $200 per year. Please contact us for more information and to get your business noticed!



The Nechako Valley Exhibition Society greatly relies on the support of our dedicated volunteers to put on events, complete projects around the grounds and to run the Exhibition each year. There are always opportunities to volunteer in different capacities, and you will be helping one of Vanderhoof's major non-profit facilities continue to operate and grow. We gratefully accept volunteers of all ages and skill-sets, so feel free to get in touch to come up and lend a helping hand.

Projects & Fundraisers

Past projects include:

2007: Bandstand and Music Pavilion re-build

2008: Arena Roof Replacement

2013-2014: New Commercial Building

2016: Co Op renovation of Small Animal Barn

2017: Water Management Project 

2018: Two Phase Indoor Arena Infrastructure Upgrades

More projects will be coming up soon. If you are interested in sponsoring a project or volunteering to complete one, please contact the office.


Our Purpose

  • To promote and encourage the development of farming and livestock industries in the northern interior.
  • To increase public awareness of the region's agricultural potential through the hosting of an annual fall fair, and to provide a venue for displaying products and talents in friendly competition.
  • To maintain the fair grounds and facilities in good condition, and to make same available to any person(s) who wish(es) to use the ground and/or facilities in accordance with the Society's objectives.
  • To provide residents an opportunity to associate with and learn from others in the agricultural field and thereby positively contribute to the standard of products and livestock produced in the northern interior.

54th Annual Nechako Valley Exhibition!
August 14-16, 2020

Phone: 250-567-3011

PO Box 863, Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0
Exhibition Grounds on Northside Road