The Bentley & District Agricultural Society was formed in 1967 by bringing three exisiting groups within the community together to provide a fun-filled, educational and unforgettable weekend for the entire community to enjoy, which eventually became the Bentley & District Agricultural Society Town and Country Fair and Rodeo. Almost 50 years later, the traditions and the society still stand as they celebrate the Bentley Fair and Rodeo Days in August.
For more information on the Bentley & District Agricultural Society, facility rentals and the many opportunities and events they provide, please visit their website at www.bentleyagsociety.com.
Bentley Fair and Rodeo Days
The Bentley CARA Rodeo takes place in August in collaboration with the Bentley Fair and Rodeo Days, a 3-day festival, taking place in August. A fun mix of family friendly events and a traditional western parade kick off the festival. These are followed by the rodeo events that begin the next day so come early because this event is something you will not want to miss! Bring the whole family to share this exciting experience with!
For the Kids!
Kids Wool Bustin
Bring your kids to the fun and wooly sheep riding experience! Be sure you don’t miss out on this one by pre-registering with a $5.00 entrance fee, which will all go towards a charity of their choice! This event is for the little ones ages 7 and under. This fun-filled event will take place in the Bentley Arena, and don’t forget that you must bring your own helmet to ride!
The Bentley & District Agricultural Society put together some exciting and adventurous activities for the kids! Stop by the Face Painting area and turn yourself into a butterfly or a dragon, the choice is up to you!
Abracadabra, alakazoo! Check out the free magic show at the Bentley Curling Rink! Join them for fun for the whole family, and who knows, you may even get to see a rabbit in a hat!
Join in on the excitement and be prepared to see some great floats in the Bentley and Fair Rodeo Days Parade! The parade begins at 1:00PM sharp, but make sure you come early to get front row seats so you don’t miss anything! The parade leaves the Bentley curling rink parking lot and continues along 52nd Avenue, turns and continues down 48th Street. Next it turns onto 50th Avenue (or Highway 12) and travels down 50th Avenue on one side of the boulevard, turning around right before the railroad tracks, and travels down the other side of the boulevard before turning off onto 49th Street. Visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Join in on the fun at this family concert! The concert begins at 5:30pm at the Blindman Valley Agricultural Center so come a little bit early to grab a front-row seat!
Giggle Zone Bounce House
The name says it all! Bring the kids south of the Bentley Curling Rink where this bounce house will be located for unlimited amounts of laughs and giggles!
Triple Bungee Run & Jousting
Running and jousting, oh my! Check out the new attraction this year and find out for yourself how it gets its name!
For the Adults!
Bentley is hosting a Rodeo Cabaret for adults at the Bentley Curling Rink. This event features live music. Be sure to check it out and celebrate the festivities of the Bentley CARA Rodeo! Admission to the Rodeo Cabaret is $15.
Admission to the Rodeo
Admission to the Bentley CARA Rodeo is $8.00 for adults, youth & seniors are $6.00 and children under the age of 6 years get in free!
The rodeo includes the following events:
- Saddle Bronc
- Tie Down Roping
- Bull Riding
- Team Roping
- Wild Cow Milking
- Ladies Barrel Racing
- Jr. Barrel Racing (13-15 years)
- Jr. Barrel Racing (12& under)
- Jr. Steer Riding (13-15 years)
- Jr. Steer Riding (12 & under)
- Breakaway Roping (13-15 years)
- Breakaway Roping (12 & under)
- *Kids Wild Pony Race (12 & under)
- *Saturday Only*
- Jr. High Point
- Sr. High Point Saddle
Bentley Farmers’ Market
The Bentley Farmers’ Market is an exemplary weekly event running from May long weekend to September long weekend. This farmer’s market is located in the Bentley Curling Rink on 5218-50Street and is held every Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm, allowing plenty of time for people to come from around the area to visit this great event! The farmers’ market is an excellent place to buy your local homegrown products and baked goods and unique handmade crafts you cannot find elsewhere!
Crafts, Hobbies and More!
The Bentley & District Agricultural Society wants you to get your creative juices flowing! If you are interested in crafts, photography or have an interest or hobby this is great news for you! They offer a huge variety of contests and classes to help bring out your creativity at any age! Be sure to check out their website for the incredible variety of options to choose from at www.bentleyagsociety.com/crafts-hobbies-and-amateur-photography.html.
While in Bentley for the Fair and Rodeo, stop by and visit the Bentley Museum which is open from Victoria Day to Labour Day. This local museum holds an enormous collection of beautiful antiques and artifacts within their 3 buildings. The volunteers and staff at the museum are very friendly and knowledgeable and offer guided tours. The main area of the museum is located in an old heritage farm house called the Pico House. Here displays will guide you through how life was many years ago, and take you back in time.
Check the Bentley Museum’s website for regular summer hours and special events dates.
The museum will also open on request during the winter. You can email the Bentley Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the museum by phone at (403) 748-2455.
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