Where History Comes Alive

Annual Show

2023 Featuring: John Deere

Enjoy Three Days of Unique Exhibits and Demonstrations

  • Parades:
    • Horse Parade
    • Antique Truck & Car Parade
    • Feature Parade
    • Parade of Power
  • Quilting, spinning and rug-making demonstrations
  • Come and watch a seed cleaning and grain grinding demonstration on your way to the north field
  • Check out the live entertainment daily on the Calgary Stampede Stage afternoons and evenings, included in your admission
  • Be sure to visit the Wheelwright’s building for a live demonstration on how wagon wheels are made
  • Watch the Blacksmiths forging hot metal in our well-equipped Blacksmith Shop, creating both practical items and works of art
  • You’ll want to check out the Bunk Car and Cook Car used by the pioneers to support the crews of men during harvest in those early years. You may even be surprised with live entertainment
  • Field Demonstrations
    • Horse-drawn plowing, cultivating, and binder work
    • Steam-driven plowing and threshing
  • Pioneer World Exhibits including crafts and baking
  • Main Stage activities
    • Antique Tractor Pulls
    • Slow Races
    • Skills Competitions
  • Church Service: Sunday 9:30 am
  • Pioneer Market (Trade Fair) booths open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm all three days

Download the Annual Show Program for more information on the exhibits, parades, entertainment, and everything else happening on the grounds.

All of our Regular Exhibits:

  • The Grain Academy (our newest exhibit)
  • Pioneer World
  • Long House
  • Crown School
  • Granlea Beef Ring
  • Pioneer Truck Museum
  • Ray Howden Building
  • Stationary Engine Building
  • Steam Building

Food Services

  • Pancake Breakfast: All three days from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Regular concessions throughout the day
  • Steak Supper: Friday and Saturday night at 5:30 pm

Concessions on site operated by the Irricana Lions Club

Admission for the Show

Same as regular admission rates

ATM on site during show days

Convenient Next Door Camping

  • Un-serviced sites $20 (cash only) for the entire weekend - Thursday afternoon through Monday morning
  • Free shuttle between the campground and the show gate (volunteers permitting)
  • No reservations required or accepted - arrive anytime from Thursday afternoon onward

Information for Exhibitors:

Are you interested in exhibiting something at our show? You can get more information by downloading our Exhibitor Guide.

Booths in the Pioneer Market are currently not available for booking.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm