competitions and horse racing date back much further, these were held at our pioneers ranches or wherever they could find a good place and at various dates.
Eventually a group of community minded men decided to form the Keremeos Rodeo and Racing Association and bought a permanent site across the river from the Keremeos town sight.
The Elks lodge was formed in 1944 and partnered up with the Rodeo and Racing Association, they bought additional acreage and has kept updating the facilities by replacing most of the wooden bleachers, a steel pipe arena, washrooms with showers and sewer with a sani dump.
The most recent improvement a large kitchen with a food concession and beer garden.
The grounds are also available for other events throughout summer.
It has become popular for group camping or family and other reunions.
The 2016 May long weekend events run on
Saturday May 21th, Sunday May 22th and Monday May 23th.