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  • Agri-Food Innovation Expo announces exciting lineup of keynote speakers

    This year’s conference welcomes the leading voices in the agri-food industry to the stage. Agri-Food Innovation Expo is proud to announce an exceptional lineup of keynote speakers for this year's event, taking place from November 28 to 30. This premier conference, located in Red Deer, Alberta, is set to be a transformative experience for both agri-food industry professionals and food enthusiasts alike. “This conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for the industry to discover how businesses can beter serve today's discerning consumers. Events like these are helping chart the course for the future of the Canadian agri-food industry,” said Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, senior director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. "I’m looking forward to addressing the current climate of food inflation and the ways in which media and advertising are affecting consumer behavior.” These esteemed experts will bring their wealth of knowledge and insights to the forefront, addressing critical topics that are shaping the future of the agri-food industry. From the impact advertising has on consumer purchasing behavior to innovative strategies for feeding the global population, Agri-Food Innovation Expo promises a diverse range of topics that will benefit businesses, farmers, and the industry as a whole. Stuart Cullum, president at Red Deer Polytechnic, shared his perspective, saying, "As we embark on this exciting journey with Agri-Food Innovation Expo, we recognize the immense value in bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and consumers under one roof. This event aligns with Red Deer Polytechnic's contribution to Alberta’s economic and social prosperity. I look forward to welcoming participants as we explore the limitless potential of the agri-food industry." Keynote Speakers: Stuart Cullum, President at Red Deer Polytechnic | Topic: Opening Keynote: The Future of Agri-Food in Alberta Robert Saik, Chief Executive Officer at AGvisorPRO | Topic: Food 5.0 – How We Feed the Future Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director at Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University | Topic: How Does Advertising Affect Purchasing Behaviour Peter Chapman, Partner at SKUFood | Topic: Getting Value for Your Innovation This year's Agri-Food Innovation Expo is poised to be a game-changer, fostering conversation and collaboration within the industry. Whether you're an industry insider or a food enthusiast, Agri-Food Innovation Expo offers an exceptional event that promises to redefine and illuminate the incredible opportunities within the Canadian agri-food landscape. About Agri-Food Innovation Expo This is the ultimate event for both agri-food businesses and consumers. Agri-Food Innovation Expo will be held November 28 to 30, 2023, at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, and is a collaboration between Westerner Park and Lethbridge & District Exhibition, alternating between venues each year. For agri-food businesses and farmers, this event is a hub for discovering new tools to help grow and diversify their businesses. For consumers, it's an opportunity to experience and learn about agri-food through hands-on demonstrations and educational sessions. Early bird tickets for the business stream of the conference are on sale until October 1, 2023, and consumer tickets will be launched in late September. Subscribe to the newsletter or visit agrifoodexpo.ca to learn more.

  • UFA sponsorship of Lethbridge & District Exhibition showcases Southern Alberta agriculture community

    Multi-faceted sponsorship makes UFA the “Official Fuel and Farm Supplier of Lethbridge & District Exhibition” Lethbridge, Alta. – A long-time supporter of Southern Alberta’s agriculture community, UFA Co-operative Ltd (UFA) is once again stepping forward as part of a multi-year, multi-faceted sponsorship agreement with Lethbridge & District Exhibition. As the “Official Fuel and Farm Supplier of Lethbridge & District Exhibition,” the new sponsorship sees UFA take on an increased role in the new Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, in the Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market, and in the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. As part of the agreement, one of four 26,000 square foot trade halls in the recently-opened Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre will be named after UFA, while UFA will also be recognized as the presenting sponsor of both the Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market, and the Ladies’ Barrel Racing at the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. “When you talk agriculture in Alberta, you have to talk about UFA,” says Mike Warkentin, Lethbridge & District Exhibition CEO. “UFA fuels farmers across the province and drives the agriculture industry forward, so we are fortunate to have them as our ‘Official Fuel and Farm Supplier,’ which helps to offset our organizational operating costs. Additionally, having them involved in the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, the Saturday Farmers’ Market, and the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo is a natural fit as UFA continues to highlight the many ways agriculture touches lives in Southern Alberta.” The UFA Hall is the southernmost trade hall in the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, and is the new home of the Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market presented by UFA, which will move into the UFA Hall beginning this Saturday (Sept. 16) for the final five weeks of the Farmers’ Market season. As a sponsor of the market, UFA will ensure the ongoing success of the market which runs weekly throughout the spring, summer and early fall at Lethbridge & District Exhibition. The UFA Hall is also equipped to host a variety of events, including trade shows, agriculture events, community gatherings, and a wide-variety of entertainment options. “These new sponsorship initiatives in Lethbridge really mark our support of the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre vision,” says Kimberly MacDonald, Manager, Community Investment at UFA. “We are connected throughout the Southern Alberta landscape with our Farm & Ranch Supply stores and Petroleum Agencies & Cardlocks; we are aligned with the vision of Lethbridge & District Exhibition in the importance of providing space to bring the community together. Our investment here also offers a wonderful opportunity to be at the forefront of the rapidly advancing agri-food sector within innovation and development.” Learn more about the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, the Lethbridge Farmers’ Market, and the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo at agrifoodhub.ca. Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market presented by UFA moves locations this weekend After decades in the old pavilions at Lethbridge & District Exhibition, a new chapter for the Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market presented by UFA begins this weekend as the market moves into the UFA Hall in the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 16, the market will be held weekly in the UFA Hall. The 2023 market season runs until Oct. 14. Farmer’s Market guests are encouraged to park in the south lot and enter the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre through the south entrance. Outdoor Vendors will also be parked outside of the south entrance. The Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market presented by UFA runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. *** About UFA UFA is a member-owned agriculture co-operative dedicated to serving and building prosperity in Alberta’s rural communities. UFA owns an extensive farm and ranch supply operation and petroleum distribution network. It all adds up to a multi-billion-dollar organization with more than 120,000 members, 1,000 employees, 34 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and over 110 Petroleum cardlock and bulk fuel locations. UFA invests in community initiatives and partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. UFA was created by farmers, for farmers and built on the principle that we accomplish more when we work together. The same holds true today. UFA’s decisions reflect the goals and values of its membership. Guided by three focus areas - Educate, Engage and Enrich – this is exemplified in all of the community initiatives and partnerships that UFA is a part of. For more information, visit ufa.com. About Lethbridge & District Exhibition Lethbridge & District Exhibition is the premiere destination for bringing people together from all over the world in Southern Alberta. We accelerate economic opportunity through the delivery of memorable experiences. The 268,000 square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre officially opened its doors on Aug. 10, 2023, and will be an economic driver of growth for Alberta’s tourism, agriculture and agri-food sectors. The Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre is expected to contribute more than $90 million annually to the regional economy. For more information, visit agrifoodhub.ca.

  • Whoop-Up Days celebrates record attendance

    More than 77,000 visitors attend five-day fair, shattering previous high Lethbridge, Alta. – Pristine weather, exciting attractions, the new Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, and free admission for the community fuelled by Gas King all contributed to a record-breaking attendance year for Whoop-Up Days. A total of 77,263 visitors attended the five-day fair from Aug. 22-26. That attendance is more than 160 per cent higher than the six-year average, and well-above the modern high attendance of 37,536 in 2019, and the historical reported record of 69,964 in 2007. Saturday set a new single-day Whoop-Up Days record with 23,310 visitors. “We are so grateful for the support of our community, and the incredible turnout for Whoop-Up Days,” says Mike Warkentin, Lethbridge & District Exhibition CEO. “We took a chance by going to a free admission model, fuelled by Gas King, and the community responded by showing us this is an event it cares about and that people want to visit. We couldn’t be happier and are excited to deliver an even bigger event in 2024!” Attendance also increased dramatically in the second year of the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo, wit h 5,116 attendees over the three-day event, up from 3,224 in 2022. The championship rodeo featured competitors including World, Canadian, and Calgary Stampede champions, competing against bucking stock from Duane Kesler Championship Rodeo Stock. Each night also included three heats of exciting Relay Races, co-presented by the Blackfoot Confederacy. The Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo is the only professional rodeo in Canada to feature Relay Races as part of its presentation. Other well-received attractions included the West Coast Amusements midway, live music on the Original 16 stage, the Siksikaitsitapi Pow Wow and Princess Pageant, Global Pet Foods’ SuperDogs, the Wildlife Festival, Whoop-Up Days Marketplace, Pure Power Wrestling’s Hot Summer Night, food trucks, beer gardens, the Fireworks Finale presented by ATB Wealth and West Coast Amusements, and the iconic Jumbo Ears. “The success of this year’s Whoop-Up Days has shown that free gate admission is what the community wants, so we are excited to carry this new tradition into 2024,” says Warkentin. “Gas King is back as a partner and we are excited for other community partners to become a part of this long-standing community celebration.” Lethbridge & District Exhibition 50/50 Lottery in support of YWCA Lethbridge & District One lucky winner has received a boost of more than $42,000 after being randomly selected as the winner of the Lethbridge & District Exhibition 50/50 Lottery. Jill Grindle of Calgary had her name pulled when the draw took place on Tuesday morning. Her total prize is $42,332.50 after nearly $85,000 worth of tickets were sold, more than doubling the support from the program’s first year. Grindle took home half of the pot, while 2023 charitable partner YWCA Lethbridge & District, and Lethbridge & District Exhibition will each benefit from the other half. “My family and I are absolutely thrilled to be the recipients of the Lethbridge & District Exhibition 50/50 Lottery prize,” says Grindle. “Each year, we make the trip from Calgary to attend Whoop-Up Days with our daughter and her grandparents. Because of the free admission, we decided to treat ourselves to a 50/50 ticket this year. Not only did we have a fantastic afternoon taking in the rides, but we won something for the first time in our lives. After a very tough year of layoffs and uncertainty for our family, to say this money is going to a good place is an understatement. Thank you to Lethbridge & District Exhibition for drawing our name and making what was a simple fun afternoon for a struggling family, a life altering experience.” Lethbridge & District Exhibition celebrated its 125-year history by launching the Lethbridge & District Exhibition Lotteries program in 2022. Whoop-Up Days Parade winners Some morning rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Whoop-Up Days Parade attendees who were treated to a stunning display of more than 100 entries, led by parade marshal Corb Lund. Chinook Equipment, with a Mario Kart themed float, rose above the rest, earning the Grand Aggregate Trophy as top entry as chosen by the parade judges. Category winners included: Children & Youth: Lethbridge Homeschoolers Historical: Blackfoot Confederacy Small commercial: Bella Elite Beauty & Barber Academy Equine: Lethbridge Métis Visiting: Town of Vulcan Large commercial: Chinook Equipment Community: Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild Most entertaining: Lethbridge BMX Grand aggregate: Chinook Equipment Looking forward Whoop-Up Days returns to Lethbridge & District Exhibition in 2024, from Aug. 20 to 24. More information about Whoop-Up Days is available at whoopupdays.ca.

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  • Hosting World-Class Experiences | Lethbridge & District Exhibition

    SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S VENUE FOR WORLD-CLASS EVENTS HOST YOUR EVENT PLAN AN EVENT ATTEND AN EVENT EXPLORE THE SPACE What’s On? VIEW ALL EVENTS Saturday Farmers’ Market | UFA Hall Sat, Sep 30 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | UFA Hall Sep 30, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | UFA Hall, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Sep 30, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | UFA Hall, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Find your favourite local goods at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market presented by UFA, every Saturday until October 14th. Share LEARN MORE Truth & Reconciliation Pow Wow Sat, Sep 30 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Sep 30, 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Sep 30, 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Don't miss your chance to be at the Honouring Traditions Pow Wow and Artisan Expo at the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre! Share LEARN MORE Truth & Reconciliation Pow Wow Sun, Oct 01 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 01, 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Oct 01, 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Don't miss your chance to be at the Honouring Traditions Pow Wow and Artisan Expo at the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre! Share LEARN MORE Saturday Farmers’ Market | UFA Hall Sat, Oct 07 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 07, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Oct 07, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Find your favourite local goods at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market presented by UFA, every Saturday until October 14th. Share LEARN MORE Alberta Livestock Expo Wed, Oct 11 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 11, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Oct 11, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB The Alberta Livestock Expo gives people an opportunity to learn about new and innovative products and services, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. Share LEARN MORE Alberta Livestock Expo Thu, Oct 12 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Oct 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB The Alberta Livestock Expo gives people an opportunity to learn about new and innovative products and services, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. Share LEARN MORE Saturday Farmers’ Market | UFA Hall Sat, Oct 14 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 14, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Oct 14, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Find your favourite local goods at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market presented by UFA, every Saturday until October 14th. Share LEARN MORE Multiple Dates Lethbridge Handmade Market Sat, Oct 14 Trade Hall B Oct 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Hall B, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Oct 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Hall B, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Save-the-date for the Lethbridge Handmade Market Fall Tradeshow. More information coming soon. Share LEARN MORE Rumble in the Cage Sat, Oct 14 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre Oct 14, 7:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Oct 14, 7:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Canada's longest running Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) show based in Lethbridge, Alberta! Share LEARN MORE City & Baby Sat, Oct 21 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon A-C Oct 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon A-C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Oct 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon A-C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Welcome to Southern Alberta’s #1 Baby Show. Shop all things City & Baby at the Fall shopping event! Share LEARN MORE Ski Swap Fri, Nov 17 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C Nov 17, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Nov 17, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB The Ski Swap is a great opportunity to get rid of what you don’t want and find what you need! Share LEARN MORE LDKC Conformation/Obedience Show Sat, Nov 18 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C Nov 18, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Nov 18, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada More information coming soon. Share LEARN MORE Ski Swap Sat, Nov 18 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C Nov 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB Nov 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Salon C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB The Ski Swap is a great opportunity to get rid of what you don’t want and find what you need! Share LEARN MORE LDKC Conformation/Obedience Show Sun, Nov 19 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C Nov 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Nov 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada More information coming soon. Share LEARN MORE Agri-food Innovation Expo Tue, Nov 28 Red Deer Nov 28, 9:00 a.m. – Nov 30, 5:00 p.m. Red Deer, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7, Canada Nov 28, 9:00 a.m. – Nov 30, 5:00 p.m. Red Deer, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7, Canada 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. Share LEARN MORE Lethbridge Handmade Market Sat, Dec 02 Trade Hall B Dec 02, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Hall B, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Dec 02, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Hall B, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Save-the-date for the Lethbridge Handmade Market Fall Tradeshow. More information coming soon. Share LEARN MORE Big Christmas Show & Farmers Market Sat, Dec 02 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C Dec 02, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Dec 02, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Enjoy a festive family celebration as you wander through Santa’s workshop, the North Pole, South Pole and Reindeer Run! Share LEARN MORE Big Christmas Show & Farmers Market Sun, Dec 03 Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C Dec 03, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Dec 03, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre | Hall C, 3401 Parkside Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4R3, Canada Enjoy a festive family celebration as you wander through Santa’s workshop, the North Pole, South Pole and Reindeer Run! Share LEARN MORE Load More VIEW CALENDAR A State-of-the-Art Multifunctional Space Find information on transportation, accessibility, parking, maps, and more for all our trade halls, salon rooms, and meeting suites. LEARN MORE Where Canadian Agriculture Grows The Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre is the ideal venue to showcase Canadian agriculture. Access in-depth local knowledge, stories, and education, and even coordinate field days to nearby agricultural operations. Through our unique location in southern Alberta, we aim to put Canada’s agriculture industry on display and welcome the world to Lethbridge. But our value doesn’t lie solely in one industry. Our venue has endless potential to drive dynamic experiences and captivate guests. Showcasing Canadian agriculture Driving dynamic experiences Modern, stunning venue • • • From Local Events to World-Class Functions CONFERENCES ENTERTAINMENT TRADE SHOWS TELEVISED AWARDS SHOWS GALAS CELEBRATIONS And so much more. CULINARY EXCELLENCE 4 4 4 TRADE HALLS 4 4 4 SALON ROOMS 4 4 4 MEETING SUITES SCENIC VIEWS OF HENDERSON LAKE ROOFTOP PATIO Talk to our team to learn more about hosting your event at the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre. CONTACT US Stories in Design We encourage guests to explore public areas of our venue and take in the views and stories that are built into the design. Repurposed from the bleachers in our old Pavilion. Upcycled from the old Pioneer Park gazebo. Made from trees that were removed to make space for the building. Represents traditional bricks created at the Lethbridge Brick & Tile brickyard in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre was designed and constructed with a strong emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability. The building incorporates energy-efficient systems and utilizes eco-friendly materials providing a comfortable and sustainable space for all visitors.

  • About Our Organization | Lethbridge & District Exhibition

    GROWING OUR COMMUNITIES Hosting world-class experiences and opportunities where Canadian agriculture grows. 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 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. CONTINUE READING Board of Directors Mark Sayers , President Russ Zemp , 1st Vice President Heath Wright , 2nd Vice President Bev Lanz , Past President Melissa Arseniuk , Director Dan Brewin , Director Kelly Shigehiro, Director Don Strankman, Director Bruce Galts, Director Reeve Tory Campbell, Director (Lethbridge County Representative) City of Lethbridge - Vacant 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. LEARN MORE Ends Policies The policies that guide the results, outcomes, and benefits we aim to achieve through our work as an organization. E-1.1 CONNECTIONS AMONG STAKEHOLDERS 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. ​ E-1.2 CULTURAL RECOGNITION AND CELEBRATION 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 ​ 1.2.2.1 Urban and rural youth understand the importance and role of agriculture. ​ E-1.3 SHOWCASES, ECONOMIC WELLNESS AND INNOVATION 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. ​ ​ E-1.4 WORLD CLASS EVENTS 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. ​ ​ E-1.5 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1.5.1 The organization showcases regional leadership in environmental stewardship. ​ 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. LEARN MORE ADVANCING ECONOMIC GROWTH 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. LEARN MORE 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. LEARN MORE 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. LEARN MORE 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. LEARN 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. LEARN MORE If you’d like to speak to us about our organization, opportunities to work together, information on becoming a shareholder, or any other matter, please contact us. CONTACT US

  • Explore Local Vendors and Artisans | Lethbridge Farmers' Market

    LETHBRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET Support local artisans, producers, artists, and small businesses in a convenient & community-minded space. BECOME A VENDOR Find Your Favourite Local Goods From June until October Lethbridge Farmers' Markets are back for the 2023 season! This popular market showcases the region’s best fresh produce, baked goods, homemade crafts, and so much more. The Saturday market at the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre runs from June until October, and the Downtown Market, jointly presented with the Downtown BRZ, runs from July to September. Both markets are free to attend and feature products and entertainment for the whole family. Last year nearly 57,000 people attended the market on Lethbridge & District Exhibition grounds. LEARN MORE Starting Saturday, Sept. 16, the Saturday Lethbridge Farmers’ Market presented by UFA will be located in UFA Hall of the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre. ​ Guests are encouraged to park in the south parking lot for closer access to the market’s entrance. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Saturday Farmers’ Market June 10 - October 14 June - Sept. 9: North Pavilion Sept. 16 - Oct. 14: UFA Trade Hall Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission & Parking Free ​ Wednesday Downtown Farmers' Market Jointly presented by Lethbridge & District Exhibition & Downtown BRZ ​ July 5 - September 6 Downtown Festival Square, 600 3 Ave S 9 AM - 2 PM Admission is free. Downtown parking rates apply. Quick Facts The Lethbridge Farmers' Market can accommodate up to 150 booths with flexible sizing depending on availability. The Lethbridge Farmers’ Market is 80% make it, bake it, or grow it. The remaining 20% of vendors sell products that are made or sourced outside of Alberta. Vendors who make, bake, or grow their own products are selected first. Vendors can participate on a casual or full-time basis depending on the number of dates they would like to attend. All items sold at the Lethbridge Farmers’ Market must be new or newly refurbished. MORE INFO Saturday Farmers’ Market June 10 - October 14 June - Sept.9: North Pavilion Sept. 16 - Oct. 14: UFA Trade Hall Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission & Parking Free Wednesday Downtown Farmers' Market Jointly presented by Lethbridge & District Exhibition & Downtown BRZ ​ July 5 - September 6 Downtown Festival Square, 600 3 Ave S 9 AM - 2 PM Admission is free. Downtown parking rates apply.

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