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Farmfair International 2023: Where Agriculture Meets Excitement

As the leaves turn shades of gold and the air carries a crisp edge, Edmonton prepares to host one of its most exciting annual events – Farmfair International. An event that celebrates agriculture, education, and community, Farmfair International is a must-attend occasion for anyone who appreciates the rich heritage and future possibilities of farming. Let’s dive into the heart of this extraordinary event, exploring its various facets and highlighting what you can expect in 2023.

Cattle Shows and Sales

At Farmfair International, cattle shows and sales take center stage. Exhibitors from across western Canada come together to showcase their top-quality livestock genetics to local producers, international buyers, and purebred breeders. These shows provide a platform for breeders to highlight their best animals, compete for prestigious awards, and make meaningful industry connections.

The cattle exhibitors at Farmfair International take great pride in presenting their finest animals to the public. It’s a showcase of excellence, where breeders meticulously groom and prepare their cattle, ensuring they are in the best possible condition to be admired by all. These animals are a testament to the dedication and expertise of the breeders who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the quality of their livestock genetics.

These cattle shows are not just about displaying animals, though. They are also highly competitive events. Breeders compete for prestigious awards and recognition. Judges, renowned in their field, carefully evaluate each animal based on criteria that include conformation, breed standards, and overall health. Winning an award at Farmfair International is not just an honour but a testament to the breeder’s commitment to excellence.

Farmfair International also serves as a platform for breeders to connect with others in the industry. It’s a place where industry professionals come together to discuss the latest trends, share knowledge, and forge important connections. Whether you’re a seasoned breeder looking to expand your network or someone interested in learning more about the cattle industry, this event provides a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration.

The Trade Show: A Hub of Innovation and Opportunity

The Trade Show at Farmfair International is a bustling hub of activity that complements the livestock-focused aspects of the event. Here, you’ll find a diverse range of exhibitors, including agricultural equipment manufacturers, feed suppliers, technology providers, and more. The Trade Show is an important part of the Farmfair International experience, offering visitors a chance to:

  • Explore Innovations: The agricultural industry is constantly evolving, and the Trade Show is the perfect place to witness the latest innovations and products. From cutting-edge farm machinery to revolutionary agricultural technologies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide array of offerings that can enhance productivity and efficiency on the farm.
  • Connect with Experts: The Trade Show brings together experts and professionals from various sectors of the agricultural industry. Whether you have questions about equipment maintenance, crop management, or livestock care, you’ll find knowledgeable experts eager to share their insights and expertise. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain valuable information and advice to help your agricultural endeavours thrive.
  • Discover Opportunities: The Trade Show isn’t just about products; it’s also about discovering new opportunities for your agricultural business. Whether you’re looking to expand your product range, find new suppliers, or explore partnership possibilities, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities waiting for you here.

Other Events at FarmFair International 2023

Farmfair International offers a unique blend of entertainment and education for visitors of all ages. From live demonstrations and educational stations to interactive exhibits and animal meet-and-greets, there’s always something to see and do. Guests can learn about the world of agriculture, engage with industry professionals, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and practices in the field.

Here are just a few of the events to look forward to at this year’s Farmfair International:

Discover Your Future in Ag

One of the standout features of Farmfair International is the opportunity it provides for the next generation to explore future career paths in the industry. Discover Your Future in Ag is on Saturday, November 11, at the Edmonton EXPO Centre Ballrooms.

This career fair, brought to you by Farmfair International in collaboration with CAREERS and 4-H Alberta, aims to bridge the gap between employers in the agriculture sector and Alberta’s youth. With evolving demands on producers and technological advancements, we need to spotlight the diverse career opportunities available in agriculture today.

At Discover Your Future in Ag, employers will educate participants about their businesses and actively engage with them, offering valuable insights and a glimpse into the exciting possibilities within the industry. This event promises to be an eye-opener for young minds and an inspiring experience for all involved.

FarmFair Field Trip

Education is a cornerstone of Farmfair International, and the Farmfair Field Trip is a prime example. On November 8, this immersive experience is exclusively geared towards students in grades 4-6. Located at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, the field trip offers a curriculum-linked program that promises an extraordinary experiential learning opportunity.

Students can look forward to engaging demonstrations and educational stations that provide unique insights into agriculture in Canada. It’s an opportunity for young minds to connect with the roots of their food and the incredible work that goes into producing it. However, please note that only registered schools will be able to participate on this particular day, and registration is now closed.

FarmFair Field Trip Public Days

If your class missed the registration deadline for the Farmfair Field Trip, you have another chance to bring your kids! From November 9 to 11, the event opens its doors to the public, inviting families and youth groups to delve into the captivating world of agriculture. With activities such as animal meet-and-greets, live demonstrations, and informative educational stations, there’s something for every age group.

During these days, you can explore the trade show, witness cattle and cattle shows, and even get a taste of the barbecue pit masters at work. The Farmfair Field Trip programs have two time slots available for visitors from Wednesday to Saturday, making it easy to plan your visit and enjoy all the exhibits and demonstrations.

FarmFair International Concert

To cap off the festivities at Farmfair International 2023, get ready for a musical showdown of legendary proportions! The Farmfair International Concert is set to sizzle at the Flair Airlines Hangar, featuring an electrifying lineup that will have you on your feet.

Tom Cochrane, Trooper, Sass Jordan, and the Cam Student Band are gearing up to set the stage on fire this year. This concert promises to be an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment, providing the perfect grand finale to an event celebrating the heart of Alberta’s agriculture.

Farmfair International is a celebration of agriculture, education, and community that offers a diverse range of experiences for people of all ages. From discovering future career opportunities in agriculture to educational field trips, cattle shows, and a sensational concert, this is the place to be this November.

If you’re planning a trip to Edmonton for this year’s Farmfair International, book your stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels to take advantage of our 1, 2, 3 Reward Deal. You can get up to $225 in rewards, including prepaid Mastercards, Ultimate Dining Cards, and gas cards, just for staying at one of our member hotels.

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The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

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Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

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Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
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One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

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What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

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