It’s baaaaack! The 66th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, one of the top ten rodeo events in the world, takes place May 18-21, 2012 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey. Festivities start off on Thursday, May 17th with the Cloverdale Bed Races & Decorated Bike Parade. This is always fun to attend and a great way to prepare for the long weekend of festivities!
Guests will find lots of new events at this year’s rodeo and fair, including the first-ever Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-Off which will pit world-renowned BBQ chefs in a mouth-watering competition where they can win $10,000! Also new this year is the World Freestyle Round-Up powered by ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK – a skateboard competition with the world’s top freestyle skateboarders from all over the globe. Another daring group, the Pacific Northwest Ponies will thrill crowds on Friday Night with their Mini Chuck Wagon & Chariot Races. If you miss them Friday night, you can still catch these Crazy Ponies as part of the halftime show during the Rodeo events. Plus don’t miss millions of dollars in vintage rides at the first-ever Classic Car Show.
The Country Fair is the perfect place for families to enjoy a full, fun, exciting day out. The Fraser Valley’s largest midway features a wide variety of rides and games for the whole family. Plus, there is an interactive Kidz Zone with daily appearances from Dora the Explorer, a sports zone, animal displays in the Agri Zone, mechanical bull riding, an outdoor entertainment stage and more. Be sure to check out the new Dinotown exhibit and meet stars Dee Dee and Dexter Bones!
Where to play as the sun goes down? The world-famous Longhorn Saloon – always a hit with local country music lovers! Ken McCoy and his band will take to the stage, along with Dr. Strangelove, Jaydee Bixby, Bon Jovi Tribute and Nearly Neil.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
6050A-176th Street, Surrey