Happening Here Soon

IT Happens Here. Its not just a slogan but something you can expect from the CRE. We’re always planning new and exciting “IT” events for the Camrose community and region to enjoy. Check out our upcoming programming and reach out to partner with us.



Plans are in the works for Alberta’s newest Fall Festival – Oktoberstock – a Bavarian Exposition

We are pleased to announce that we are working on plans for an exciting new fall festival called Oktoberstock.

A twist on the traditional German Oktoberfest, our festival will feature a full day of activities and promote the diversity of the community of Camrose and our region.

Oktoberstock will be highlighted by local musicians, folk and original performers, and will feature traditional Oktoberfest food in a format that will be affordable for the entire family. Get your lederhosen ready and get ready to party at Oktoberstock!

Proposed Timeline:
Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Event Type:

CRE Acreage and Garden Show

Where Green Acres meet Green Thumbs!

Get ready for one of Alberta’s newest and best Acreage and Garden shows, right here in the heart of Acreage country. The CRE Acreage and Garden Show will be held April 30th to May 2nd, 2021 and will feature guest speakers and exhibitors from across western Canada. The show is dedicated to enhancing life in rural areas including small farms, acreages, lake lots and homes with wide open spaces. It’s also focused on the love of gardening and all of the benefits that growing a garden brings. The CRE Acreage and Garden Show promises to be a unique event that attracts all ages – focusing on the acreage lifestyle, with unique ideas for gardening fanatics – all with a bit of home show feel.

Proposed Timeline:
April 30th to May 2nd, 2021

Event Type:

CRE Leadership Program

Practical Skills for the Leaders of Tomorrow

How good are you at backing up a trailer, making mac and cheese from scratch or even balancing your bank account? The CRE has created a program which teaches these things and offers even more practical tips that will help you throughout your life. Training Tomorrow’s Leaders – is a program the CRE created to help prepare youth in our community for future careers and provide you with the practical skills that will serve you well long after graduation. The program will focus on skills not covered in school, or in after school programs and is open to students from Grades 9- 11 in the Battle River School Division and Elk Island School Division.

The CRE Leadership program will be offered to 16 students a year where each student will receive:

  • Camrose Regional Exhibition Membership
  • Free event pass to CRE Signature Events
  • Recognized on CRE website and Social Media
    Letter of Recommendation to Post Secondary
  • $500 Completion Bonus

Watch for further details as the CRE introduces the Leadership Program for the 2020/2021 School Calendar Year.

Proposed Timeline:
Coming soon.

Event Type:
Community Program

Rural Opportunities Series

Rural Opportunities Series

At the CRE, we’re proud of where we live and work, and we take great pride in helping our community and region grow and prosper. We’ve created a new program called the Rural Opportunities Series which is aimed at helping build our community and growing rural businesses in our region and beyond. This unique program will bring together stakeholders that are interested in developing business opportunities out of the two main cities of Calgary and Edmonton and help grow rural economies and businesses. The Rural Opportunities Series, formally known as Growing Rural Tourism, will honor its tourism heritage while expanding into new areas of business including: Direct Farm Marketing, county business development and regional Economic Development.

The Rural Opportunities Series will focus specifically on:

  • Rural Development
  • Small Communities
  • Farms/Acreages
  • Tourism/Agri-tourism
  • Small Businesses
  • Ag. Societies
  • Economic well being in rural areas

Watch for more information, including specific dates coming soon.

Proposed Timeline:
Coming soon.

Event Type:
Community Program

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    Training Events

    Need a big space to train on new equipment?  The CRE arena has hosted many large equipment training events that allow attendees to get up close and personal with the equipment without worrying about the weather.  We also host many training events in our meeting rooms which can be configured to the size you require and set up needed.


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    Banquets and Celebrations

    Whatever your IT, CRE is ready to host it.  Celebrations and banquets from 25 to 25,000 are welcome at CRE thanks to our experienced staff and fantastic suppliers who pull all the details together so you can focus on celebrating.


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    No matter the size, no matter the set up, CRE has the experience and the staff expertise in house to make your next meeting a success.  From training seminars, to strategy sessions to lunch meetings, CRE has hosted hundreds of meetings in all shapes and sizes with many happy clients. All meeting rooms come with independent Audio/Visual hookups to allow whatever configuration you require.  Thanks to CRE’s unique location on Highway 13 in East Central Alberta, our location and free parking allows attendees from all over to make their way with ease to your next meeting.


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    Every year for the past 27 years, CRE is home to the award winning Big Valley Jamboree that hosts over 20,000 guests. Looking for concert, camping and retail space all ready for your festival with an experienced staff, look no further than CRE.


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    Consumer Trade Shows

    Camrose is home to over 18,000 residents with another 9.000 in the County.  Our catchement area includes over 150,000 people eager to attend unique events with interesting goods and services.


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    Association Shows and Conferences

    Industry Conference – CRE has the unique location for your next Industry Conference.  Only 35 minutes away from the Edmonton International Airport and a thriving business community, we make it easy for your conference success. The unique combinations or indoor and outdoor space available to conference planners will inspire you to create a unique, memorable experience for your attendees.  We have a 40,000 square foot arena to host your tradeshow, three meeting rooms of various sizes and unique outdoor spaces, including a Saloon complete with lighting and audio visual hook-ups.


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    Agriculture Experience

    Livestock Show and Sales – CRE has a proud heritage as an Agricultural Society with our first events being Livestock Shows and Sales.  It is a tradition that continues on today due to our unique location on Highway 13 and facilities that are designed to host Agriculture.  We welcome many livestock shows and sales or various types and would love to host yours as well.

    4-H Events – Our commitment to supporting 4-H events is long standing whether it be a 4-H mini show or board meeting.  4-H groups using the CRE automatically qualify for a 50% discount on all facility rentals so contact us today to book your next group event.

    Conferences – Agriculture conferences and training are always welcome at CRE.  With our unique location on Highway 13 and our Battle River Trading District catchment area, we can attract attendees from anywhere in East Central Alberta including Saskatchewan.  Agriculture is strong in our area and we would love to work with you to develop your next Agriculture focused conference.


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    CRE Catering services, a division of the Camrose Regional Exhibition, serves meals with a service that is second to none.

    We have a variety of menu suggestions to choose from. Let us help you make your event a success!

    • Breakfasts
    • Luncheons
    • Classic Buffets
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Desserts
    • Beverage Services

    Please contact us for rates & available dates for booking.

    Catering Menu, click here to view more information.

    Telephone: 780-672-3640

    Email: cre@cre.ab.ca


    Inquire About Event Services


    Book one of our many facilities from classrooms to banquet rooms, tradeshow areas, livestock barns or concert areas.

    CRE staff is also available to assist your event setup delivery/pickup/set up! Please contact us for rates & available dates for booking.

    Facility Rentals

    • Classrooms
    • Banquet Rooms
    • Trade Show Areas
    • Livestock Barns
    • Concert Area
    • Decor and equipment rentals


    Inquire About Event Services

    Download our Digital Rental Catalogue

    Event Production & Coordination

    The Camrose Regional Exhibition events team knows how to produce a large variety of major events and we are available to help you produce yours. Why go it alone when you have a team of experts waiting to lend a helping hand?

    Please Contact Us to discuss how we can help you plan your event at the CRE!


    Inquire About Event Services


    With your wedding soon approaching, you will be heading into a very busy time in your life. We would like to offer our services to assist your with suggestions for menus, music, photographers, flowers, wedding cakes and any arrangements that will take some of the stress out of planning the most exciting day of your life.

    The Camrose Regional Exhibition along with CRE Catering Services would be pleased to offer the following should you book your wedding with us:

    • Room set up and clean up
    • Full meal and beverage services
    • 30 ft. of decorative draping and 3 table skirts per room
    • 10 Decorative silk trees
    • White, Black or Ivory linen tablecloths
    • White, Black or Ivory linen napkins for the head table staging

    It would be our pleasure to arrange a convenient time to meet with you to discuss your plans in detail. Please do not hesitate to contact:


    Inquire About Event Services

    Download our Digital Wedding Planner’s Catalogue

    Contact an Event Planner

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