Fairs and Tradeshows

The Gallagher Centre is home to most of the major shows and sales that are held in Yorkton annually.

These shows utilize all areas of the Gallagher Centre and grounds: the Farrell Agencies Arena, Nexera Flexihall and curling rink for display space, the National Bank Convention Place for workshops, displays and food service, the grandstand and track for horse racing, and the grounds for everything from midways to livestock shows.

During the first week of July, the Gallagher Centre and surrounding grounds are teaming with thousands of people visiting the Yorkton Exhibition Association's annual Summer Fair, which has been held continuously in Yorkton for more than a century. This 4 day event includes such crowd-pleasers as the midway, nightly entertainment in front of the grandstand, horse racing, cattle shows and sales, and a wide variety of commercial exhibits and sales booths.

In the fall, the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown and its popular rodeo mark the transition from summer to winter and provides agriculture-related seminars and displays, commercial displays, grain, forage and seed shows and displays, commercial cattle show, prospect steer show, bull show, livestock sales, 4-H judging event, and competitions of all sorts.

March brings us the annual Children's Trade Fair which is a favorite for children and parents alike. This fair includes vendors, stage shows, photography with special guests, games, crafts and food and games. All proceeds from this fair are donated to local charities by the organizer Joelle Bohn. for more information on the Chidren's Trade Fair please contact Joelle @ 306-782-1332 or email joeykids@sasktel.net

Spring is marked by the Yorkton Exhibitions Spring Expo as well as the Parkland Outdoor Expo. Spring Expo includes vendors and shows for all things agriculural while the Outdoor Expo includes vedors, speakers, entertainment, and shows geared toward any outdoor pursuits and activities including hunting, fishing, camping and so much more. Proceeds from the Parkland Outdoor Expo are donated to local charities. For more information on the Parkland Outdoor Expo please check out the website @ www.parklandoutdoorshow.com

Each September the Gallagher Centre hosts Sunflower. Sunflower is the largest unjuried art and craft show and sale in the province, having grown from a small event on the lawn of the former Land Titles Building downtown to a two-day event that fills the Gallagher Centre to overflowing.

The event, held in early September, annually attracts 175 exhibitors from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and in excess of 5,000 visitors who come to view and purchase.

For more information about Sunflower, visit www.yorktonarts.ca.

For details about the Summer Fair, Harvest Showdown, Spring Expo and other Exhibition Asscociation events, visit www.yorktonexhibition.com or call 306-783-4800