Every fall, farmers, ranchers and beef producers leave the farm to make the journey to Edmonton for Northlands Farmfair International. Boasting the highest prize purse in Canada, Farmfair International offers more than $130,000 in prizing for beef programs alone. With more than 522,000 square feet of western entertainment including beefed-up cattle shows and sales, international buyers and RAM Country Marketplace, Farmfair International is definitely worth the trip.

Why Farmfair International?

  • Since November 2010, Farmfair International has been a contributing partner to millions of dollars in cattle and genetics tracked sales across 13 breeds to 13 countries
  • Farmfair International boasts the highest prize purse in Canada with more than $130,000 in prizing for beef programs alone
  • Farmfair International hosts 12 breed shows with more than 15 purebred beef breeds participating
  • There are more than 1,000 head of top-quality cattle exhibited each year at Farmfair International

Move in Updates:

  • Exhibitors can move in starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 5.
  • Prospect Steers and Heifers have to be moved in by Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Weigh-in for Steers will start at 6 p.m.
  • Junior animals, if not already in the barns, need to be in the barns by Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.

Farmfair International 2018 Highlights

November 10 is Championship Saturday:

The overall champion bull and champion female will be crowned at the Alberta Supreme. Once again, each owner wins a 2018 RAM truck!

  1. Cattlemarket.net’s Champions of the World celebrates British and European breeds.
  2. See the crowd-favourite Stock Dog Finals.
  3. NEW: Herdsman Award - each breed association selects their best all-round exhibitor to be awarded a cash prize!
  4. Enjoy the championship performance the 14th Annual Heritage Ranch Rodeo, back in its original evening slot! Tickets go on sale mid June 2018.

November 11 is NextGen Sunday:

At Farmfair 2018 we’re ramping up our focus on the next generation. We’re giving future leaders of the industry their own day and here’s what is happening:

  1. NEW: Junior Futurity Beef with a larger-than-ever scholarship payout of $10,000.
  2. 4-H Day: 300+ 4H members from around the province attend with their families.
  3. Rodeo’s Future Champions featuring over 90 cowboys and cowgirls from 5-18 competing in rodeo events.
  4. Team Roping Futurity featuring up and coming rope horses.

PLEASE NOTE: Final release time shifts to Sunday at 3 pm. We understand this change is big and we appreciate your flexibility in helping us give the youth programming the time, space, and attention it needs to grow.

Contact agriculture@northlands.com for more information.

Alberta Supreme Show Presented by RAM

Date: Saturday, Nov 10 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Hall D, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Farmfair International is pleased to partner with the Olds Fall Classic and Lloydminster Stockade Round-up to create the Alberta Supreme Show, which will showcase breed champions from all three of the top cattle shows in Alberta to name two Alberta Supreme Grand Champions.

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Bull Pen Show & Commercial Cattlemen’s Day

Date: Saturday, Nov 10 Time: 11 a.m. Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

This Bull Pen show is open to all exhibitors at Farmfair International to show off their program with pens of bulls born in 2018 or 2017. Returning for 2018 is the Commercial Cattlemen’s Day lunch – tickets for lunch can be purchased for $10 and are an automatic entry into a draw for one of five $1000 credits for the purchase of the bull of their choice. This is an exciting Saturday morning show that should not be missed!

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Calves for Cancer presented by CFCW

Date: Saturday, Nov 10 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

CFCW and Northlands are pleased to present Calves for Cancer in support of the Cross Cancer Institute at Farmfair International this year. As the Cross Cancer Institute celebrates 50 years, ranchers throughout Alberta have donated calves to be auctioned off … Read More »

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Hereford Genes Gala

Date: Thursday, Nov 8 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B - Ring 1

Open to all Hereford breeders exhibiting in the FFI National Western Hereford Show, this program is for bulls born in 2017 & 2016.

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Junior Futurity presented by UFA

Date: Sunday, Nov 11 Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

The Junior Futurity features young agriculture enthusiasts ages 5-21. The event includes showmanship competitions, a pee wee division, an open division, bred and owned division, and a commercial division. This allows junior exhibitors to showcase their cattle herds.

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Legends of the Fall

Date: Wednesday, Nov 7 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B - Rings 1 & 2

This grand prize title is up for grabs as breeders enter their bull and heifer calves in the hopes of having the best of all breeds.

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Prospect Steer & Heifer Show

Date: Saturday, Nov 10 Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B – Rings 1 & 2

Farmfair International will be hosting an Open Steer and Heifer jackpot show featuring percentage and calendar calves. 

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Purebred Beef Shows

Date: Wednesday - Friday, Nov 7-9 Location: Canadian Cattlemen Hall B - Ring 2
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