Lethbridge and District Exhibition celebrates 125th anniversary

The Lethbridge and District Exhibition is celebrating 125 years in our city. Some of the upcoming events being planned to celebrate include the Lotteries Program, Ag Expo, and Whoop Up Days. The events centre is expected to entertain over 400,000 guests for the upcoming season. The group’s CEO, Mike Warkentin, says 2022 is a unique opportunity for him personally, as he grew up in the Lethbridge area and has been able to lead the charge for the organization.

“I’ve seen this organization for the last nearly 40 years. It’s something that’s been an important piece of my life. The opportunity that exists before us and to help guide this for the next 125 is exceptional. This organization has had roots and a lasting impact in this community for generations.”

Events this year are as follows:

Ag Expo will run from March 2-4 and agriculture producers and growers will be able to show off their latest products.

The Southern Alberta Home and Garden Show will run from March 30-April 2 “One of the unique elements of this year’s Home and Garden show is the WHO BILDS IT BEST Competition which will have industry professionals and talented students competing to showcase their building skills,” stated a release from the ex.

The Lethbridge Farmer’s Market is returning and each year the event welcomes 54,000 people. Attendees can expect to meet the producers and growers who farm Alberta’s land while sampling unique food from the culinary team. The Saturday Market will run from May 7–October 22 on the campus.

From July 23-24, Lethbridge & District Exhibition will kick off summer in partnerships with Alberta Pork and Hickory Street for the Smoke, Wind & Fire master series barbeque competition. Grill masters from across the province will be recognized for their skills and expertise.

Whoop Up Days will be celebrated from Agust 23-27 and professional rodeo will make its return at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club.

The 2022 fair will launch a brand-new art show to showcases Southern Alberta’s vibrant arts community, our local artists, and the creatives who capture what it means to live, work and play in Southern Alberta.

The Lotteries Program will guarantee a prize pool of $125,000. It is open to residents from across southern Alberta.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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