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Hosting world-class experiences and opportunities where Canadian agriculture grows.

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Lethbridge & District Exhibition is a not-for-profit corporation that creates opportunities for the agricultural industry and our regional economy as a whole to grow. We have a long history of community involvement which has helped shape our city and make it a standout destination in Canada’s premier food corridor.

Our History

old black and white image of people at fairgrouind at Lethbridge and district exhibition grounds
old black and white image of horse track at Lethbridge and district exhibition grounds
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old black and white image of people at fairgrouind at Lethbridge and district exhibition grounds

Lethbridge & District Exhibition has a proud tradition that predates the City of Lethbridge, the Calgary Stampede, and the Province of Alberta. It was originally formed as the Lethbridge & District Agricultural Society in 1897 when local ranchers and community-minded citizens organized the first “Lethbridge & District Exhibition”—an expo to showcase agriculture from the bountiful harvest as well as to promote commerce.

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Board of Directors

Lloyd Brierley, Co-Chairperson

Cole Beck, Co-Chairperson

Carly Kleisinger, Vice Chairperson

Jennifer Place, Vice Chairperson

Darrell Mathews

Brian Loewen

Shareholders have been the backbone of our organization for over 125 years. Thanks to them, we have remained an integral part of southern Alberta’s heartbeat, hosting thousands of events each year.

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Ends Policies

The policies that guide the results, outcomes, and benefits we aim to achieve through our work as an organization.


1.1 Businesses and producers connect with consumers and other businesses.

1.1.1 The organization provides opportunity for businesses to showcase their product;


1.1.2 The organization provides opportunity for agricultural producers, processors and businesses connect with consumers;


1.1.3 The organization generates measurable economic impact;


1.1.4 The organization generates measurable out-of-town visitors; and


1.1.5 The organization provides the opportunity for community groups to utilize its facilities.


1.2 The organization showcases and celebrates the diversity, inclusivity and importance of cultures, heritage and industry.

1.2.1 The organization showcases the richness and the role of Indigenous People;


1.2.2 The organization showcases the value of agriculture; and Urban and rural youth understand the importance and role of agriculture.


1.3 The organization showcases and influences economic wellness and innovation in our region.

1.3.1 The organization showcases and promotes Southern Alberta’s world-class agriculture industry;

1.3.2 The organization identifies and positions itself as the Agri-food Hub of Western Canada; and

1.3.3 The organization showcases new and developing innovations that are applicable to our region.


         1.4.1 The organization is a national leader in event production and hosting;

1.4.2 The organization is a national leader in visitor experience;

1.4.3 The organization showcases the sciences, arts, technology, business and leadership; and

1.4.4 The organization provides a wide variety of events that attract regional audiences.


         1.5.1 The organization showcases regional leadership in environmental stewardship.

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The Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre

A state-of-the-art, multifunctional venue that brings world-class events to southern Alberta. With 268,000 square feet of modern, well-equipped rental spaces, this venue is a must-see for event planners across the country.


The Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre is a significant addition to our area and southern Alberta as a whole. Increased tourism from world-class events attracts private investments in our city, and nearby regions that are well-known locally will get increased recognition through this stage.


The venue was designed to expand opportunities in all different types of industries through increasing connections and showcasing bountiful southern Alberta.

Our Events

Ag Expo

At western Canada’s premier agricultural exhibition, exhibitors from across the globe gather in Lethbridge–the heart of Canada’s Premier Food Corridor–to showcase products and services that can directly affect, and improve, agricultural production.

Whoop-Up Days

Whoop-Up Days is where our community comes together to celebrate, experience, eat, laugh, and ride. Where the midway lights brighten up the southern sky, where the authentic west still runs wild, where cultures come together and memories are made. 

Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo

Experience the West at the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. Following a successful inaugural event in 2022, Lethbridge & District Exhibition is proud to once again host the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. This three-day CPRA rodeo showcases the history, people and culture of southern Alberta. 

Lethbridge Farmers’ Market

As an Alberta approved farmers’ market, Lethbridge Farmers’ Market offers a wide range of crafts, fresh fruit, vegetables, local meat, homemade baking, art work, handmade clothing, and much more.

Agri-food Innovation Expo

Westerner Park (WP) & Lethbridge & District Exhibition (LDE) have started the plans for the inaugural Agri-food Innovation Expo - a conference and trade show with a central goal of facilitating the growth and development of the agri-food industry and involving the industry in its design and development. 

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If you’d like to speak to us about our organization, opportunities to work together, information on our events, or any other matter, please contact us.

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