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More Than A Century Of World-Class Experiences

Claresholm has produced more than a century of world-class people and experiences. This rich heritage stems from agricultural roots that continue to shape the Town today. Claresholm has played a role in supporting the war effort of both World Wars and other conflicts, championing human rights, and much more. To learn more about the people and events that have shaped our community, visit the Claresholm & District Museum or the Claresholm Public Library.

Claresholm Fair Days

Claresholm Fair Days takes place the second weekend in August every summer. Fair Days celebrates what small town living truly means with a Bench Show, parade, show 'n' shine, rodeo events, pancake breakfasts, and much more! We hope you will stop by for a visit!

Claresholm Fair Days 2018 is August 9 - 12.
Theme: Salute to Horses


ViewClaresholm Fair Days


DownloadBench Show Catalogue


DownloadColoring Contest 5 years & under


Where/when will the 2018 Claresholm &District Fair Days Bench Show take place?
August 10th & 11th
Claresholm Community Centre (new this year due to renovations happening in the Arena)

What is this year’s theme?
Salute to Horses is the 2018 theme. Take a look through the catalogue for a variety of theme based classes. NEW classes for this catalogue are marked with an asterisk*

When and where can I buy entry tags?
The Claresholm Local Press will have tags available for sale starting June 1st.
The Farmers Market downtown will have tags available for sale on Wednesdays July 25th, August 1st & 8th.

How much do entry tags cost?
Adult tags - $1 each, Junior tags (17 years and under) .50 cents.
Purchase and prepare your tags ahead. Refer to the sample on page 35 of the catalogue

When /Where will entries be accepted?
Thursday, August 9th from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
Friday, August 10th from 9:00 to 11:am at the Community Centre.

What is a Display Only Class?
Display an item not classified specially marked tags available only Thursday night and Friday morning. There is NO CHARGE for this tag, nor will it be judged.

Now for some unusual categories?
 Enter a Quack grass root, complete with grass blade to compete for the “longest root”. Need help with identification of any range plant or noxious weed; contact the Ag Field person at the MD of Willow Creek
Good time to check to see if you have an interesting salt lick sculpture, refer to Section 5

Did someone say Pet Show?
Pet Show takes place 7pm Friday night; watch for signs for location at the Community Centre, area will be roped off with yellow rope.
No animals are allowed INSIDE the Community Centre.  Entry fee $1.00, collected when you register Friday night.

Calling all Small, Furry or Feathered and Waterfowl
Section 16, 17, & 18 please bring to the Community Centre Saturday morning between 9 and 11. Watch for signs for this designated area outside the Community Centre.

Worried You might miss something?
We’ve got it covered on - Page 20- the centre fold of the Bench Show Catalogue contains a list of all events taking place Thursday to Sunday of Fair Days. 

Fair Board meetings - fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Bill Simpson room of the Claresholm Public Library.