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 Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization responsible for the year-around management of the eight facilities that host over 710 events annually, including trade shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events, 5km runs, Cloverdale Sunday Flea Market and the BC Film industry for filming location and parking.
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 +100,000 and Rodeo prize money in excess of $300,000 makes this Rodeo event Canada’s second largest.
To encourage the general development of agricultural resources in the Fraser valley of BC. To hold and conduct Agricultural Fairs, Exhibitions and other Community/Cultural Events. Produce and manage annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair event.
Date of Incorporation March 1888.
Staff and Board of Directors
Administrator-Rodeo Affairs & Sponsorship Services
The 2019 Board of Directors of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association:
Shannon Claypool – President
Rich Kitos – 1st VP/Rodeo Chair
Gerry Spielmacher – Treasurer
Dale Saip – 2nd VP/Publicity Chair
John Kageorge – Co-chair Country Fair
Sierra Pilcher – Co-chair Country Fair
Kelsey Swanson – Parks, Recreation & Culture
Doug Elford – Surrey City Council Representative
Kathy Sheppard – Director
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.
The Association is also responsible for the year-round management of the eight facilities on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds that host over 1000 events annually, including trade shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events, horse and dog shows, swap meets, flea markets, night market, weddings and meetings.