Horse lovers are going to enjoy the ride at next year’s Interior Provincial Exhibition.
Organizers of the Armstrong Fair have chosen “Horsin’ Around at the IPE” as the theme for the 120th annual event Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2019.
“We are celebrating the Light Horse Division. There won’t be any neigh sayers here,” jokes General Manager Yvonne Paulson. “We are getting ready to giddy up for a great fair for all to enjoy. We are chomping at the bit to get this all organized for you. We are hoping you will hoof it to the IPE next year to help us celebrate our 120th.
Paulson says they had over 2,300 exhibitors this year, with more than 7,700 entries
The fair has released the following numbers:
Fair attendance — over 150,000
Flying Trapeze Attendance – 8,000
Mini Chuckwagon Attendance – 9,000
Rodeo Attendance – 13,986
Exhibitors – 2,331
Entries by Exhibitors – 7,704
“The value and variety of activities, shows, vendors, and exhibits along with the attendance numbers has shown the two local governments of Armstrong-Spallumcheen, the North Okanagan-Shuswap and the rest of the Interior Region the impact of this event on the community,” adds Paulson.