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Sensational Smithers Will Shine in ’17

August 20, 2017

bulkley valley exhibitionIt doesn’t matter how much we wish for it, summer doesn’t last forever. So, squeeze as much fun out of it while it’s still here!

On the other hand, the summer of 2017 in British Columbia has felt very long because of the unrelenting wildfires.

Whatever the situation, everyone needs a little break to let their hair down, especially those affected by the fires. So, head to stunningly sensational Smithers from August 24th to 27th for loads of awesome family and community fun at the 98th annual Bulkley Valley Exhibition

The Most Amazing Place

Smithers is an awesomely friendly town halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, truly in the heart of our great province. Nestled next to the beautiful Smithers River and at the foot of Hudsons Bay Mountain (where the champagne powder for winter skiing is unbelievable), it is one of the most picturesque locations in a province bursting at the seams with scenery.

Every year in late summer, the town bursts at the seams with fun-seekers flocking to the Bulkley Valley Exhibition. This year’s theme is “Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home” and we definitely don’t expect the cows to show early.

So set your GPS for the Smithers Fairgrounds at 2701 Pacific Avenue.

Virtual Animal Kingdom

bulkley valley exhibitionYou want attractions? You got ‘em!

It will be a four-legged bonanza at the 2017 BVX! Rodeo fans rejoice because Bull Riders Canada are staging their fiercely competitive Bullarama.

There will also be a 4-H show and sale, Light Horse shows, a Draft Horse Show and Pull, a petting zoo, and shows featuring anything from poultry to Herefords.

The Canine Stars will entertain you all four days with dock diving, frisbee catching, and amazing rescue maneuvers. And if you’re fascinated with scaly, slithering creatures like lizards and turtles, the World of Reptiles is for you.

Something for Everyone…

  • Bringing kids? They will love all the activities planned for them in the Kids Zone and will get a great kick out of the Kiddies Tractor Pull.
  • Love music? There will be loads of live music. How about a tribute to country icons Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Alan Jackson? And Hip-Hop fans will sure be happy on Thursday 24th! The Bulkley Valley’s very own Hip-Hop due Mob Bounce will be serving up an energized show.
  • Love logger sports? See axe throwing, dot splitting and double buck at Loggers’ Sports. They have events for adults and kids.
  • Love a parade? Who doesn’t? The BVX Parade will be showing off colourful motorized and horse-drawn floats, vintage cars and trucks, even decorated bicycles! There will also be a tractor parade!
  • Love food and crafts? Anything you can bake, make or grow will be there for you to see and taste at the Hall Displays.

… And the Midway, of Course!

Shooting Star’s midway will be back with an array of rides, games and food trucks for everyone – tots, teens and adults alike.

Thursday 24th is our ‘Madness ‘Til Midnight’ day. Ride like mad into the night for only $35 with a wristband! On Sunday wristbands are only $25!

Tip: Wristbands are our best deal – they save you time and money. So does buying tickets in books.

A Truly Grand Event

Shooting Star Amusements has been coming to the Bulkley Valley Exhibition for 15 years and we’re proud as Punch to be a Diamond Sponsor! We love the town and this great country event! We’re so pumped to be there again this year and see all the smiles and hear all the laughter.

So, hop on the wagon and come to the 2017 Bulkley Valley Exhibition! You’ll have the time of your life!

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