Preserving The Western Legacy Of The Nicola Valley

Ranching, Rodeo and Equine Events

Reaching the Cowboy in All of Us

For over 60 years, The Nicola Valley Rodeo Association has been committed to preserving the ranching & rodeo heritage of the Nicola Valley & creating community. The NVRA hosts a wide range of events, including ranch rodeos, youth rodeos, barrel racing, roping & other equestrian events & clinics.

Our season is April to October

Check out our events calendar to see what's happening at the grounds!


The best place for outdoor events in Merritt

With plenty to offer, including covered stands & lots of room for camping, our grounds will meet your needs!

NVRA News & Upcoming Events

2022 Season

  • Illustration

    NVRA Memberships, Roping Nights & Open Riding Info

    April to October, 2022
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    NVRA is pleased to host open riding, open roping evenings (Tues & Thur) & ladies & novice roping. Come join the fun! Check back here for updates and join our Facebook group "Merritt Rodeo Grounds Events and Practices" here to stay current.

  • Illustration

    Nicola Valley CKC Dog Show

    June 30 - July 3, 2022
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The Nicola Valley CKC approved dog show has been an annual fixture in Merritt for over 30 years, excluding Covid restricted years. The local kennel club is excited to bring the show back this year, bigger and better than ever, in a new location. Spectators are welcome, so come on by!  

  • Illustration

    Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival

    July 15, 16, 17 2022
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival is moving to Merritt in 2022! Come for a weekend of Elvis music by top performers. Featured VIP is Cynthia Pepper, actress, singer and author, who co-starred with Elvis in Kissin' Cousins. For event information, tickets and more details click on the "more info" link below. For information about Merritt click here.

  • Illustration

    62nd Annual Pro Rodeo

    Sep 3 & 4, 2022
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    We're excited to announce we are planning our 62nd Pro Rodeo after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid-19. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter or check back here for updates as we prepare for this year's pro rodeo.

Family Fun For Everyone!

Get In Touch With Us


499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia