Labour Day Weekend Sep 3 & 4, 2022


Preserving The Western Legacy Of The Nicola Valley

Ranching, Rodeo and Equine Events

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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!

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    Ranch Rodeo

    Aug 27, 2022 - 8 a.m. start
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    This event kicks off rodeo week in Merritt. A ranch rodeo is a traditional type of rodeo in which teams of cowboys or cowgirls from different ranches compete against each other in events based on the type of work they do every day. Come on out and cheer for our local ranch teams - admission is free! Concession and beer garden will be open. 

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    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.

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    NVRA Memberships, Roping Nights & Open Riding Info

    2022 Season
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    NVRA is pleased to host open riding at our arena. Click the "more info" link below for times and prices. Sadly we have been unable to set up our regular weekly roping this year, but are working on scheduling some special fun evenings. fun! Check back here for updates and join our Facebook group "Merritt Rodeo Grounds Events and Practices" here to stay current.

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499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia