Get ready for the biggest show the North Okanagan has to offer.
The gates open on the 117th annual Interior Provincial Exhibition Wednesday, and the Armstrong fair runs until Sunday.
“Whether this is your first time or 50th time visiting the IPE, I am truly confident that we have something to catch your attention and make this visit more exciting, more interesting and more fun than your last,” said Ted Fitchett, president.
About 158,238 people attended the fair in 2015 and similar numbers are anticipated this year.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Yvonne Paulson, the IPE’s new general manager.
“I think it will be mind boggling at times but I just love the adrenaline rush so I’m not too nervous about it. I’m more excited and enthusiastic.”
Among the highlights of the fair are the midway, the parade, the Iron Chef cooking sessions, steady entertainment, Kids World and the Wrangler Canadian Professional Rodeo Tour.
But the fair’s roots continue to be grounded in the agricultural displays.
“We boast that we are Western Canada’s largest agricultural fair with barns filled with livestock, cows, sheep, goats, swine, and horses,” said Fitchett.
For more information, go to www.armstrongipe.com or check out the special supplement in today’s Morning Star.