Nechako Valley Exhibition Society


About Us

The NVES is a non-profit society run by a Board of Directors and consisting of a general membership. The Society owns and maintains the 42 acre Exhibition Grounds in Vanderhoof, BC which is host to community events such as the annual Fall Fair.

We also rent the facilities to community groups, businesses, and private individuals. We rent our buildings and arenas for weddings, company picnics, games days, canine events, etc.

Several clubs are closely associated with the NVES and use the Exhibition Grounds regularly. The society is supported in large part by our generous sponsors.

If you have an interest in any aspect of agriculture and want to get involved in the community, please become a member or volunteer with the Society! Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, held the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the NVES office (inside the arena building). You can also review previous meeting minutes.

Executive Board

Our Board of Directors consists of:


LeRoy Vossler

(h) 567-4058 (c) 570-1797


Rita Steffey

(c) 567-1004


Rebecca Robinson

(c) 570-7532


Jason Beiers

(c) 570-2258


Lou Cromarty

(c) 996-1533


Trish Kohorst

(c) 613-2633

Director Cheryl Stewart

(h) 699-6556 (c) 699-1837

Director Jodie Thompson (c) 567-5554

Becoming a Member

There are many reasons for joining the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society. Here are just a few:

  • Participate in projects and focus groups
  • Support the community
  • Learn about agriculture and services in the region
  • Promote agriculture
  • Be a part of the growth of the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds
  • A great place to meet people
  • We provide fun for ALL ages


Membership is only $10/year, and you can join at any time. Membership renewal fees are due at the AGM in January.

Download a membership application now!


For a full list of our valued sponsors, please click here.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us in the office at: (250) 567-3011 or

As a sponsor you will be listed on our 'Our Sponsor' page on this website. As well, you will be publicly acknowledged. For example, if you donate towards the Exhibition, you will be listed in the Fall Fair book as a sponsor. If you make a donation towards a project, you could be acknowledged in the newspaper and/or radio, or through some other public announcement.

On behalf of our Executive Board of Directors, we greatly appreciate your support.

Advertising Opportunities

There are several ways in which you can advertise your business at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds.

Online: Online advertising is now available on this website.

Billboards: Billboard advertising space is available in the indoor arena. Prices vary depending on size and location. Please contact the office for more information.

Fall Fair Booklet: Ad space is available in the annual Fall Fair book. Ad sales begin in May. The book is published in June and has a run of over two months before the Fair (third weekend in August). Please contact us for more information.


The Nechako Valley Exhibition Society greatly relies on the support of our dedicated volunteers to put on events, complete projects around the grounds and to run the Exhition each year. You will be helping one of Vanderhoof's major non-profit facilities continue to operate and grow.

Students are encouraged to contact the NVES to complete required volunteer hours for school.

Please download a Volunteer Form to see what areas you might be interested in helping with. Thank you in advance for your support!

Projects & Fundraisers

Past projects include:

2007: Bandstand and shelter re-build

2008: Arena roof replacement

2013-2014: New small animal barn

2016: Co Op renovation of old small animal barn

More projects will be coming up soon. If you are interested in sponsoring a project or volunteering to complete one, please contact the office.