RODEOS – Stampeding to the Dawson Creek Exhibition

September 12, 2023

Approximately 40,000 people were in attendance August 9 to 13 for the 101st annual Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede.

This yearly crowd-pleasing event features professional chuckwagon races, pro-tour rodeo, large agricultural fair and Elite Indian Relay Racing, an old sport that has been surging in popularity. The relay team consists of a rider dressed in traditional Indigenous regalia and three painted thoroughbreds. After each lap, the rider jumps off one horse and onto the next.

There is a growing competitive circuit for Indian Relay Racing, with events and championships held throughout North America. These events attract participants and spectators alike, creating a sense of community and celebration.

The Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede attracts rodeo enthusiasts from all over Canada and the US to Dawson Creek and is often featured on the Cowboy Channel internationally.

This event was supported with $5,000 from the Fabulous Festivals and Events program which supports unique celebrations throughout the region that contribute to service sector revenues in the local economy.

Photos courtesy Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede