Fair Days

Every summer on the second weekend in August, Claresholm hosts CLARESHOLM FAIR DAYS. In 2017, the dates are August 11 – 13, 2017. For information, please email claresholmevents@gmail.com. The theme for 2017 is “Canada 150“.

For a copy of the 2017 / 2018 Bench Show Catalogue, please click HERE.

For a copy of this year’s coloring contest (5 years and under), please click HERE

For a copy of this year’s brochure of events, please click HERE.

Welcome to the Annual Claresholm & District Fair Days!

Plan your week and get to all of the events you or your family would like to see! There’s lots for everyone! Be sure to join us for the parade and fill your pockets with treats!

Thursday August 10th

11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Chinook Credit Union Charity BBQ.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Bench Show entries accepted at the Arena. Tags are available at the Claresholm Local Press until August 9th, or at the Arena August 10th and 11th. Adult tags $1; Junior Tags; 50cents.

Friday August 11th

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Bench Show Entries accepted at the Arena.

President’s Pie Contest entries accepted at this time. Prizes: $50 / 1st; $25 / 2nd; $10 / 3rd.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Bank of Montreal BBQ, funds raised to go toward a local charity.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Royal Canadian Legion Steak Dinner for $15.

6:00 pm -9:00 pm – Bench Show opens to public at the Arena.

7:00 pm – Pet Show, north end of the Arena.

6:00 pm – Slo-pitch Tournament begins at Millenium Park and runs until Sunday.

Saturday August 12th

8:00 am – 10:00 am –   Royal Canadian Legion Pancake Breakfast $8.00

10:00 am – Parade judging begins
11:00 am – Parade begins
Theme: “Canada 150” 
Join us for a candy parade. All parade vehicles are encouraged to toss candy to those watching on the side of the street.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Boarderline Skateboard Demo at the Claresholm Skate Park

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Claresholm Lions Beef on a Bun at Claresholm Community Centre, $5.00

11:00 am – 9:00 pm – 49th Avenue Street Festival (Downtown)

  • Sidewalk sales – Vendor Market – Airbrush Artists
  • Food trucks – Stage Entertainment – Live music
  • Inflatable bounce houses – Magician – Face painting – and MORE!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Bench Show open to the public. Includes petting zoo, money sand pile, and stage entertainment. Entries pickup and pay-out at 4:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Tea on the Lawn at the Claresholm & District Museum; Tea & Cookies free to all; Costumes encouraged!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Rocky Mountain Drifting at the Claresholm Airport

9:00 – 10:00 pm – Family Street Dance downtown on 49th Avenue West. 

**PLEASE NOTE** Due to the extremely dry conditions, FIREWORK WILL NOT BE HELD. Fireworks will be planned for another date. 

Sunday August 13th

8:00 am – 11:00 am – Royal Canadian Legion Pancake Breakfast $8.00

10:00 am – Willow Creek Ministerial’s Interdenominational Church Service at the Claresholm Community Centre

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – 22nd Annual Claresholm Show n’ Shine, Porcupine Hills Classic Cruisers in Centennial Park


For photos of some of the great events that took place in Claresholm for Fair Days 2014, please visit our Photo Gallery HERE.