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Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

Cloverdale Rodeo

The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is a world-famous rodeo with animals and rides in Surrey. It happens on the Victoria Day Long Weekend in May each year.

The event happens on the weekend of May 17th to 20th in 2024. The parade happens on Saturday, May 18th.

For tickets and full details about the fair, visit the cloverdalerodeo.com website. To see a short video about the event, click Cloverdale Rodeo Video or continue reading (as you’ll find one at the bottom of this article).

 


In this article you’ll find information about the following topics:

The Country Fair | Hours & Admission | Live Entertainment | The Rodeo | Cloverdale Parade | Parade Route | Cloverdale Rodeo Video | Other Info

Click on any of the above links to jump to a specific topic, or continue reading to learn all about the country fair, rodeo and parade.


 

2024 Cloverdale Rodeo

 

Surrey’s Cloverdale Rodeo on the Victoria Day Weekend

The Cloverdale Rodeo is a great family-friendly event, with cowboys competing for over $300,000 in prize money some years and thousands of spectators turning out to enjoy the show and midway attractions.

In a busy year as many as 100,000 people attend the fair, of which close to 20,000 watch the rodeo shows.

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Food Vendor at the Cloverdale Rodeo

 

Cloverdale Country Fair Information

The Cloverdale Country Fair is a family-friendly event featuring a wide range of activities.

At the fair there are lumberjack shows, a Cowboy Rib Fest, country music performances and a giant midway featuring dozens of rides. There is also an Agri Zone with all sorts of animals most years including miniature donkeys, llamas, alpacas, sheep, horses, pigs and more.

You don’t have to like rodeos to enjoy all the entertainment at the fair. It’s a huge event with lots to see and do.

Continue reading to find information about the event’s hours, prices, amusement rides and entertainment.

 

Country Fair Hours & Admission

Early-bird admission to the fairgrounds in 2024 costs about $10. It’s free though for children under age 13. The early-bird rate for midway rides is $40 or so for an all-day pass for all ages. Individual ride tickets are also available most years and parking is $20 per vehicle.

In addition to the fair, on the Saturday there is also a parade that starts at 10:00 am. It’s free to attend.

 

Rodeo & Fairground Hours

The hours of operation for the Cloverdale Country Fair in 2024 are listed below (with last entry one hour before closing each day).

  • Friday (May 17th, 2024): 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday (May 18th, 2024): 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Sunday (May 19th, 2024): 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Monday (May 20th, 2024): 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 


For tickets and more information, see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Cloverdale Rodeo Midway

 

Cloverdale Rodeo & Fair Admission Rates

In 2024 general admission to the Cloverdale Country Fair costs $12 for people ages 13 and older when purchased online. Children and youth ages 12 and under are admitted for free. If you pay at the gate on the day, the cost is $15. Early-bird tickets are also available online for $10 until April 17th. With general admission you get into the fairgrounds and can see the exhibits and some of the shows, but rides and the rodeo are extra.

A Midway One-Day Ride Pass typically costs $45 (plus fees) if purchased online prior to the first day of the fair. After that, at the gate, the price is $50. It’s the same price for everyone and this is on top of the cost of admission to the fairgrounds. With this pass you can go on as many of the rides as you want. You can also buy individual ride tickets if you only plan to go on a few.

In 2024, tickets to see one of the rodeo shows costs $20 (plus fees) for people ages 13 and older when purchased online. They also cost $7 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. If buying your tickets at the gate on the day, assuming tickets are still available (which there might not be), the cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Here again, this price is in addition to the cost of general admission to the fairgrounds.

The rides are run by West Coast Amusements which sells individual tickets for about $1.25 each, books of 20 for $25 and books of 40 for $45. A typical ride takes between three and six tickets, with little kid rides requiring less and serious adult rides more.

 

General Admission and Rodeo Prices

In summary, rates for 2024 are the following (depending on when you buy your tickets):

  • General Admission – $10, $12 or $15
  • Rodeo Performance (Adults) – $20 or $25 (Youth 3-12 was $10)
  • Rodeo Performance (Children ages 3 to 12) – $7 or $10
  • All-Day Ride Pass – $40 or $45

(Note: Early-bird prices for general admission are in effect until April 16th. Buy your tickets by that date if you want to save a couple of dollars.)

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Cloverdale Rodeo

 

Country Fair Live Entertainment

In addition to amusement rides, exhibits and the rodeo competitions, there is also lots of live entertainment at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.

 

Entertainment Lineups

Ticketed concerts usually take place in the Longhorn Saloon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Other concerts and performances at the Cloverdale Fair happen on the outdoor Lordco Outdoor Stage, which is also where the lumberjack shows take place. There are performances in the Indigenous Village, Buckaroo Barn and JRG Cookhouse as well.

Headliners in 2024 include 54•40 and Chris Buck Band. The first performs on the Lordco Outdoor Stage at 9:00 pm on Sunday. The second performs at 10:30 pm on the same day at the Longhorn Saloon.

The entertainment schedule for the 2024 fair is below. Exact details are subject to change and more performances may be added.

 

Friday, May 17th, 2024


 

Longhorn Saloon Performers

  • 6:00 pm: DJ Jack Daniels
  • 7:15 pm: Dave Hartney Band
  • 8:30 pm: Appaloosa
  • 9:45 pm: Dave Hartney Band
  • 11:00 pm: Appaloosa
  • 12:00 am: Dave Hartney Band
  • 1:00 am: Appaloosa

 

Lordco Outdoor Stage

  • 5:00 pm: Dawson Gray
  • 5:45 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 6:45 pm: Pat Calihou
  • 7:45 pm: Dawson Gray
  • 8:45 pm: Spirit of Shania ft. Vivian Leigh
  • 9:45 pm: Gaslighter – Songs of the Chicks

 

Indigenous Village Stage

  • 5:00 pm: Fergus Dalton
  • 6:00 pm: Extreme Dog Show
  • 6:30 pm: Official Welcome Ceremony
  • 6:45 pm: Wild River Drum Group
  • 7:15 pm: Higher Knowledge
  • 8:15 pm: Extreme Dog Show

 

BCCMA Hops & Vines Stage

  • 5:00 pm: Sheri Marie Ptolemy
  • 6:00 pm: Moonshine Mollys
  • 7:00 pm: Johnny Bootleg

 

Buckaroo Stage

  • 5:45 pm: Marilyn Christensen
  • 7:00 pm: Sheri Marie Ptolemy
  • 8:15 pm: Moonshine Mollys

 

JRG Cookhouse

  • 7:00 pm: DJ Mike Cee
  • 11:00 pm: Paul Donnelly

 

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

 

Saturday, May 18th, 2024


 

Longhorn Saloon Performers

  • 6:00 pm: DJ Jack Daniels
  • 7:15 pm: Tumblin’ Dice
  • 8:30 pm: Dave Hartney Band
  • 9:45 pm: Tumblin’ Dice
  • 11:00 pm: Dave Hartney Band
  • 12:00 am: Tumblin’ Dice
  • 1:00 am: Dave Hartney Band

 

Lordco Outdoor Stage

  • 11:00 am: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 12:00 pm: Jackson Hollow
  • 1:00 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 2:00 pm: Raven Hoop & Jingle Dancer
  • 3:00 pm: Whiskey Blind
  • 4:00 pm: Dakota Pearl
  • 5:00 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 6:00 pm: The Rundown
  • 7:00 pm: Annika & The Earthlings
  • 8:00 pm: Lawless
  • 9:00 pm: Eagle Eyes – Songs of The Eagles

 

Indigenous Village Stage

  • 11:00 am: Heather Brady, Raven Hoop Dancer & Metis Fiddle Music
  • 12:00 pm: Wild River Drummers
  • 1:00 pm: Jay Balentine
  • 1:45 pm: Spoken Word
  • 2:30 pm: V’Ni D’Anci Dance Group
  • 3:30 pm: Cassandra Leone
  • 4:30 pm: Fergus Dalton and Waceya Dancers
  • 5:30 pm: Heather Brady
  • 6:30 pm: Higher Knowledge
  • 7:30 pm: Wild River Drum Group
  • 8:15 pm: Tiago Vasquess

 

BCCMA Hops & Vines Stage

  • 11:45 am: Marilyn Christensen
  • 12:45 pm: Cody Morgan
  • 1:45 pm: Javan Johnson
  • 2:45 pm: April Reign
  • 3:45 pm: Kris Anders
  • 4:45 pm: Chris Andres
  • 5:45 pm: Johnny Bootleg

 

Buckaroo Stage

  • 11:00 am: Cody Morgan
  • 12:15 pm: Melissa Endean
  • 1:30 pm: Marilyn Christensen
  • 2:45 pm: Javan Johnson
  • 4:00 pm: April Reign
  • 5:15 pm: Kris Anders
  • 6:30 pm: Chris Andres

 

JRG Cookhouse

  • 3:30 pm: Venus & Mars
  • 6:30 pm: DJ Mitchell
  • 8:30 pm: DJ JBay
  • 11:00 pm: Jada Leroux

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

 

Sunday, May 19th, 2024


 

Longhorn Saloon Performers

  • 6:00 pm: DJ Jack Daniels
  • 7:15 pm: Appaloosa
  • 8:30 pm: Tumblin’ Dice
  • 9:45 pm: Appaloosa
  • 10:30 pm: Chris Buck Band
  • 12:15 am: Tumblin’ Dice
  • 1:15 am: Appaloosa

 

Lordco Outdoor Stage

  • 11:00 am: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 12:00 pm: Higher Knowledge
  • 1:00 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 2:00 pm: Robert Rowan & Savage West
  • 3:00 pm: Antonio Larosa
  • 4:00 pm: Six Gun Romeo
  • 5:00 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 6:15 pm: Hillside Outlaws
  • 7:15 pm: Johnny & June – Songs of Johnny Cash
  • 9:00 pm: 54•40

 

Indigenous Village Stage

  • 11:00 am: Medine Creek Drum Group
  • 11:45 am: TBC
  • 12:30 pm: Wild River Drum Group
  • 1:15 pm: Heather Brady
  • 2:30 pm: Jay Balentine
  • 3:15 pm: Fergus Dalton & Waceya Dancers
  • 4:45 pm: Shadae Pow Wow Dancers
  • 5:30 pm: Raven Hoop Dancer
  • 6:45 pm: Wild River Drum Group
  • 7:30 pm: Pat Calihou
  • 8:15 pm: Mizzy Mejia

 

BCCMA Hops & Vines Stage

  • 11:45 am: Troy Toma
  • 12:45 pm: Sabrina Spenceley
  • 1:45 pm: Geoff Moore
  • 2:45 pm: Jay Gavin
  • 3:45 pm: Whiskey Blind
  • 4:45 pm: Becca Hess
  • 5:45 pm: Johnny Bootleg

 

Buckaroo Stage

  • 11:00 am: Sabrina Spenceley
  • 12:15 pm: Geoff Moore
  • 1:30 pm: Troy Toma
  • 2:45 pm: Holly Graham
  • 4:00 pm: Jay Gavin
  • 5:15 pm: Whiskey Blind
  • 6:30 pm: Becca Hess

 

JRG Cookhouse

  • 3:30 pm: Courtney Hunt
  • 6:30 pm: Venus & Mars

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

 

Monday, May 20th, 2024


 

Lordco Outdoor Stage

  • 11:15 am: Melissa Endean
  • 12:15 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • 1:15 pm: Brian Zalo Mix
  • 2:15 pm: Fergus Dalton
  • 3:15 pm: Stan Giles Band
  • 4:15 pm: West Coast Lumberjack Show

 

Indigenous Village Stage

  • 10:45 am: Medicine Creek Drum Group
  • 11:30 am: Extreme Dog Show
  • 12:15 pm: Fergus Dalton & Waceya Dancers
  • 1:15 pm: Extreme Dog Show
  • 2:00 pm: Pat Calihou
  • 3:00 pm: Extreme Dog Show
  • 3:15 pm: Closing Ceremony

 

BCCMA Hops & Vines Stage

  • 12:00 pm: Anita Hamilton
  • 1:00 pm: Johnny Bootleg

 

Buckaroo Stage

  • 11:00 am: Troy Toma
  • 12:15 pm: Mbira Spirit
  • 1:30 pm: Anita Hamilton
  • 2:45 pm: Moonshine Mollys

 


For tickets and full details about the event, see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Cloverdale Rodeo Bronco Ride

 

Skateboarding Events

In addition to the live music and other performances, the fair also features the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboarding Championships on all four days.

The tentative skateboarding schedule for 2024 is listed below. Exact details are subject to change.

 

Friday, May 17th, 2024

  • 1:00 pm: Practice Sessions
  • 6:00 pm: Roots of Skate Invitational Retro Skate Contest

 

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

  • 11:30 am: First Nations Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00 pm: Masters Amateur Practice Session and Freestyle Semi-Finals
  • 1:00 pm: Women’s Practice Sessions and Freestyle Semi-Finals
  • 2:00 pm: Amateur and Pro Practice Session
  • 3:00 pm: Amateur Freestyle Semi-Finals
  • 4:00 pm: Pro Freestyle Semi-Finals
  • 5:00 pm: Masters Pro Practice Session and Freestyle Semi-Finals

 


For tickets and full details about the event, see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

  • 10:00 am: Amateurs’ and Women’s Practice Session
  • 11:00 am: Women’s and Amateur Freestyle Finals and Awards Ceremony
  • 2:00 pm: Pro Division and Masters Pro Division Practice Session
  • 2:30 pm: Pro Freestyle Finals and Awards Ceremony
  • 4:00 pm: Masters Pro Freestyle Finals and Awards Ceremony
  • 5:00 pm: Masters AM Freestyle Practice, Finals and Awards Ceremony

 

Monday, May 20th, 2024

  • 10:00 am: Specialty Events Practice Session
  • 11:00 am: 360 Spin-Off and Best Stationary Trick Contests and Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00 pm: Best Rolling Trick Contest and Awards Ceremony & Skateboard Games
  • 3:00 pm: Best Handstand and Coconut Wheelie Combo Contests and Awards Ceremony
  • 4:00 pm: Freestyle Demos

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Cloverdale Rodeo Mutton Busting
Mutton Busting at the Cloverdale Rodeo

 

Cloverdale Rodeo Details

The Cloverdale Rodeo takes place the entire May Long Weekend, with show times once per day and twice on the Saturday.

Rodeo performances take place in 2024 at the following times:

  • Friday, May 17th – at 7:30 pm (POOL A)
  • Saturday, May 18th – at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm (POOL A and then B)
  • Sunday, May 19th – at 2:00 pm (POOL B)
  • Monday, May 20th – at 2:00 pm (Finals)

Rodeo events most years include bareback riding, ladies barrel racing, bronco riding, bull riding and mutton busting. There is also a clown act.

What is mutton busting? It involves children 3 years and older, but under around 45 pounds, where the little folks try their hardest to hang on and ride a sheep for as long as they can. Fortunately, during the mutton busting, the kids wear helmets and parents can’t volunteer their children at the last minute. If you are crazy enough to want your child to ride a sheep, you have to apply in advance, and, for obvious reasons, sign a waiver.

TIP: The rodeo competition on the Monday is usually the most interesting, as it’s the finals. Tickets that day can sell out well in advance, however, so, if you want to go, book extra early!

 

Rodeo Admission Prices

At the Cloverdale Country Fair there is a cost to enter the fairgrounds, plus an extra charge to see the rodeo. It’s definitely worth paying for.

In 2024 it costs $20 for folks ages 13+ to see one of the rodeo shows. Children (ages 3 to 12) cost $7 and little kids (ages 0 to 2) are admitted for free. Again, this is in addition to the cost of regular admission to the fairgrounds.

TIP: We recommend when you buy your tickets for the event in 2024 to purchase them in advance online. Not only will you save a couple of dollars, but you’ll skip the main lineups at the entrance and avoid being disappointed when the rodeo sells out (which it often does).

 


For tickets and more information see the Cloverdale Rodeos website.


 

Falling off Rodeo Bull

 

Cloverdale Rodeo Parade

In 2024 the parade takes place on Saturday, May 18th, beginning at 10:00 am.

From start to finish, the parade usually lasts about two hours. It’s a great parade with lots of horses, marching bands, antique vehicles and a cowboy theme.

There are prizes for top parade entries in a number of categories. Categories usually include non-profit and commercial floats, junior and senior bands, junior and senior marching units, wheeled entries, antiques, comic entries, mounted drill teams, wheeled horse entries, and dance groups.

 

Cloverdale Parade Route

The parade typically begins in the Cloverdale Town Centre at the intersection of Highway #10 (a.k.a. 56th Avenue) and 177B Street before heading west along Highway #10 to 176th Street.

From there the procession usually goes north to 58A Avenue, then east to 176A Street, and then north to 60th Avenue. Just before it finishes the parade goes south along 177B Street before stopping at 58th Avenue.

TIP #1: Arrive early to get a good spot where you can watch the parade.

TIP #2: If you plan to go to the fair after the parade, consider watching from somewhere near the start. That way, when you see the end of the parade, you can race to the fair before the crowds (assuming you can walk faster than the parade).

For more information about the parade see the Cloverdale Rodeo Website.

 

Cloverdale Rodeo Video

To give you an idea of what to expect at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the event from a few years ago.

In the video you’ll see scenes of the rides, lumberjack show, skateboarding competition and rodeo events.

 

 

Other Information

For more information about the fair, check out the Cloverdale Rodeo‘s official website.

For further details about the parade on the Saturday, click Cloverdale Rodeo Parade.

To learn more about the area, click Surrey.

For ideas on other things to do, check out any of the following: