About the Association

Established in February 1888 to promote and encourage agricultural development in the Lower Fraser Valley, to provide a location where social and recreational activities of the community could take place and to hold agricultural fairs and exhibitions, race meets and other social, sporting and recreational events.

The Association manages the World Famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Attendance of between 70,000-100,000 and Rodeo prize money in excess of $300,000 makes this Rodeo event Canada’s second largest.

Organizational Profile

Cloverdale Rodeo Black and White Photo

Photo: City Of Surrey Archives

To encourage the general development of agricultural resources in the Fraser valley of BC. Produce and manage annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair event.

Date of Incorporation March 1888.


Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair History

Did you know the Cloverdale Country Fair has been a historic event in Cloverdale, BC since 1888? 🀠

What we know of as the Country Fair back then was called the Lower Fraser Valley Annual Exhibition. This annual event happened in early Fall and looked very different from the event we know and love today. The Fall Fair showcased many different agricultural/farming/animal exhibits, showcasing everything from machinery to quilting to flowers to preserves/baking to artwork.

The Cloverdale Rodeo made its debut in 1945 in a Cloverdale farmers’ field which formed into a larger event in 1946 once it moved to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

In 1996, the Cloverdale Rodeo and the Fall Fair amalgamated into one event, held over the May long weekend, now what we know as the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair.

76 years later, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair event is still a community staple. One of Western Canada’s favourite family-friendly events which sees over 70,000+ attendees every year.

Staff and Board of Directors

Bryan Tasaka
Event Manager
Phone: 604-576-9461
Fax: 604-576-0216
Email: btasaka@cloverdalerodeo.com

Jamie Rogers
Administrator-Rodeo Affairs & Sponsorship Services
Phone: 604-576-9461
Fax: 604-576-0216
Email: jrogers@cloverdalerodeo.com

The 2023 Board of Directors of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association:

Kathy Sheppard – President
Rick Hugh – 1st VP
Tania Smythe – 2nd VP
Jen Temple – Treasurer
Cindy Herbstreit – Director
Kelsey Swanson – Parks, Recreation & Culture
Bonnie Nicholls – Country Fair
Mike Bose – Surrey City Council
Farhad Alizadeh – Facilities/Operations
Ange Chew – Discover Surrey
Scott Wheatley – Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce

The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia.