For over 60 years, the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association (NVRA) has been dedicated to celebrating and preserving the western culture and way of life that founded the region through the sport of rodeo. The NVRA has hosted a wide range of equine and livestock events –from professional rodeos to 4-H and high school events. The Nicola Valley Professional Rodeo takes place on the September long weekend every year.
The top rodeo athletes come to Merritt every September to compete in this rodeo accredited by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association.
The Nicola Valley Rodeo ground facilities can host all sizes of groups and events. Covered stands provide ample seating for events – rain or shine.