The Food Scene at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

You definitely won’t go hungry while attending the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair this May Long Weekend – there are more than 50 food options to choose from! Experience a unique fusion of international flavours and beloved fair food, ranging from food trucks, concession stands, a pop-up restaurant by JRG, salmon BBQ and fan-favourite rib trucks!

Check out a few highlights below and make sure you come hungry!

Fun fact: In 2023, Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair food vendors served up 125,000 mini doughnuts, 2,000 ears of corn, 5,000 slushies, 4.600 burgers, and 5,000 lemonades!

Roundup Cookhouse & Beer Garden by JRG Group

The Roundup Cookhouse & Beer Garden is back by popular demand at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair. Brought to you by the Joseph Richard Group, you’ll find 24-hour smoked brisket, legendary drumsticks, and mouth-watering burgers in an outdoor setting. Feeling parched? The Roundup Cookhouse has you covered. Quench your thirst with beer, cider, wine, and cocktails and take in the sights and sounds of the fair from your vantage point in the picnic-style, full-service restaurant. 

Keep the kids (of all ages) busy with lawn games and relax at your covered seat with table service. Take a moment to refuel and recharge as you take in all the sights and sounds of the country fair. Rounding out the experience is a lineup of live music and DJs that will get you up out of your seat to heel, toe, and do-si-do into the late evening. You can’t miss the Cookhouse—it’s in the heart of the action right next to the Agriplex.

Rib Fest!

Rib Fest offers a variety of finger-lickin’ options, sure to please. Sprinkle in a little friendly competition between these world-class pit masters, and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable bbq experience. Choose your favourite and pair it with a cold beverage. Ribs and rodeo—it’s a match made in heaven.

Get your rib fix beside the Agriplex on the way to the Stetson Bowl with three vendors to choose from! Bonus: there’s a fourth rib-truck in the main Food Court.

2024 Rib Trucks:
Grizzly BBQ

Grizzly BBQ Ribs - Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair


Grizzly BBQ, Chef Ollie is a fifth-generation Vancouver Islander with a knack for finding just the right mix of smoke, service, sweet and spiciness  that keeps people coming back. With 14 years of Rib Fest experience and dozens of awards under his belt! Make sure you show up hungry as a bear because you might just want to do a little hibernating after feasting on some of Ollie’s wonder ribs!

Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ

Prairie Smoke - Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

Instagram: @paririebbq

An award-winning BBQ competitor and Food Truck operator.  Prairie Smoke & Spice has everything you need to indulge in a mouth-watering southern BBQ.  If you’re looking for catering of 5,000, a family-friendly picnic dinner, or a quick stop a our Regina Food truck, we’re your one-stop BBQ Shop.

Smoke Dem Bones

Smoke Dem Bones - Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

Instagram: @smokedembones

Smoke Dem Bones BBQ was formed over a passion for cooking good food. The art of cooking food low and slow is as rewarding as well as relaxing. It allows one to slow down and take time out from our busy lives and concentrate on one thing and forget about the rest. The end result is fantastic food with peace of mind. 

Smoke Dem Bones soon discovered the thrill of competing in BBQ competition as well as the hospitality and camaraderie that the competitive BBQ teams on the circuit shared with us. Cooking in competition is not an easy task and it definitely makes you work hard to develop your skills beyond traditional cooking. To be able to win awards amongst the best of the best is truly a satisfying experience. It takes a certain type of individual who is willing to stay up all night long tending to a fire so that they can create the most amazing barbecue and then go through the rigors of timing and preparation to win a ribbon with it. Most people are not willing to do that but we are!


Signature BBQ Ribs at Rib Fest - Cloverdale Rodeo and COuntry Fair

Where to Get a Cold (or Warm) Beverage

You’re never far from a watering hole at the Country Fair! Whether you’re looking for an ice-cold Coors, a locally crafted libation, or a rodeo cocktail, you will surely find something to quench your thirst. The wide range of drink options includes signature options for all ages, including popular lemonade, slushies, freshly roasted coffee, and more. 

Fair Tip: Don’t miss the Hops & Vine Garden – offering six craft beer options and local wine paired with up-close and personal live music performances.

Fair Tip: You can bring your beverage with you almost anywhere on the fairgrounds. So you can pick up a drink and keep moving to your next destination. Note: there are some areas where you can’t bring alcoholic beverages, so please ask your friendly rodeo volunteers if you have questions.

10 (of many) Global Flavours at the Fair

The food scene at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is filled with fair favourites and flavours from around the world. With over 50 food options to choose from, it’s easy to pair classic fair fare with flavours that you can’t find at any other Country Fair! Check out a few of the international options below!

Aloha Poke

Choose from a mouth-watering selection of simple, strong flavors, and combine them into a refreshing experience. Using tried and true recipes, the current state of cuisine has a large focus on subtle creativity. Aloha Poke offers a wide range of food items as well as more creative selections that combine unique flavors.

Stampede Bison Burgers

This one hits a little closer to home, but it brings a world-renowned option to the Country Fair: Bison Burgers! If you’re feeling like a classic with a twist, this is an option not to be missed.

Jamaican Mi Juicy

Sourcing the perfect spices and ingredients to create authentic flavours including their signature Jerk chicken dishes, goat curry, beef patties, and vegetarian food, Jamaican Mi Juicy brings to you a paradise of Jamaican flavours. The unique and ethnic food delicacies range from a light snack to a hefty meal, and they always have a little something for everyone.

Urban Wood Fire Pizza

Urban Wood Fired Pizza travels the mountains and the valleys of the lower mainland to bring you pizza. The thin crust and fresh ingredients are your perfect companion between rodeo events, served on 100% compostable service ware, with ingredients sourced from local farmers when possible. 

Fusion Icy - Bubble Tea & Fresh Fruit Desserts

If you enjoy bubble tea, lemonade or desserts inspired by Asian flavours, then visit the Fusion Icy truck! Tasty, nutritious and completely unique, Fusion Icy serves up delicious desserts and beverages including Icy’s (shaved ice dessert), grass jelly, lemonade, and bubble and milk teas.

Chicko Chicken - Korean Style Fried Chicken

Curious about the difference between regular fried chicken and Korean fried chicken? Korean style chicken uses a technique that renders out the fat in the skin, turning it into the most crispy and delicious crust. Check out the wide selection of options at Chicko Chicken.

Taco N Todo

Since 2018, Taco ‘n Todo has been proud to offer authentic Mexican dishes, based on family recipes passed down over many generations. They’re committed to delivering freshly prepared food using specially sourced local and imported ingredients. Taste their unique flavours reminiscent of visiting Mexico itself. 

Salt Spring Noodle Bar - Pad Thai & Noodle Boxes

Try a different take on the standard noodle offering with this Indigenous-owned food truck, where no oil is used (just steam), everything is made fresh to order and there are gluten-free noodles for healthy options should you wish. Make sure to try their Cotton Candy Noodles, a combination of cotton candy and Shanghai noodles in a salty-sweet chicken-veggie dish.

West Coast Bannock

West Coast Bannock is home to the Bannock King & the Best Bannock on the West Coast! This delivtful food truck is Nisga’a, Gitxsan & East Van owned & operated. Try a tasty West Coast Willy Salmon Sandwich, Bannock Burger Taco, or the incredible GG Special: bannock rolled in cocoa sugar, filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings – just a few of their many delicious offerings!

Hunky Bills - Ukrainian Food

Fill up on tasty, authentic Ukrainian food a Hunky Bills – a fair event staple since 1967. Delicious dishes to try include Perogies with Cabbage Roll & Sausage, Smokies and Sauerkraut, and Northend Poutine.

Full List of Food Trucks & Vendors

With over 40 food vendors dotted all around the fairgrounds, the toughest decision you make all weekend will be: “where should we eat?” To help you plan your “fair fare” here is the complete list of food options at the 2024 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.

Main Food Truck Court

  • Aloha Poke – Poke
  • B&B Burgers – Gourmet Burgers
  • Cheyenne Coffee – Coffee
  • Chicky Chicken – Korean Style Fried Chicken
  • Lemon Heaven – Lemonade
  • Cravings Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn
  • Fusion Icy – Bubble Tea & Fresh Fruit Deserts
  • G’s Donair’s – Greek Food & Donair’s
  • Hunky Bills – Ukrainian Food
  • Jamaican Mi Juicy – Jamaican Food
  • JJ’s Hot Cobs – Corn on the Cob
  • Reel Mac & Cheese – Amazing Mac & Cheese
  • Rolled West Coast – Fancy Slab Ice Cream
  • Big Coco’s – Signature Carnival Food
  • Fry Guys – French Fries
  • Salt Spring Noodle Bar – Pad Thai and Noodle Boxes
  • Shameless Buns – Pilipino Food
  • Slush Zone – Slushy Drinks
  • Smoothie Shoppe – Fruit Smoothies
  • Sweet Licks – Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Taco N Todo – Mexican
  • Teriyaki Express – Japanese
  • Fish & Chicks – Fish & Chips
  • Melt Town GC – Grilled Cheese
  • Mini Donut Factory
  • Triple O’s/White Spot – Burgers
  • Truckin’ BBQ – Texan Foods
  • Twisted Potato Exp. – Hurricane Style Potato’s on a stick
  • Urban Wood Fire Pizza – Italian Wood Fired Pizza
  • Wings Outdoor Grill – Savoury Pub Food, Chicken Wings

 Longhorn Saloon

  • Smoking Hot Donair’s – Greek
  • Tin Lizzy Red Truck – Hot dogs and mini donuts
  • Mr. Pretzel – Pretzels

Indigenous Village

  • Coastal Lemon Heaven Kiosk – Lemonade
  • Stampede Burgers – Bison Burgers
  • West Coast Bannock – Indigenous Bannock

BBQ Rib Fest

  • Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ – Barbeque
  • Smoke Dem Bones – Barbeque
  • Grizzly BBQ – Barbeque
  • Chappy’s – Lemonade

Other Food Vendors

  • Chappy’s – Cotton Candy – Stetson Bowl
  • Lodge Steak House – Stetson Bowl Concession
  • Mr. Frosty Mobile Cart – Ice cream

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