The British Columbia Northern Exhibition (BCNE) is presented by the Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association and is celebrating its 111 year.

One of the longest-running fall fairs around, the BCNE started in 1912, three years before the City of Prince George was incorporated. The first exhibition was held downtown and brought in about 200 people. They hoped that townspeople and farmers in the district would exhibit, compete and enjoy themselves, drawing the community together. The fair continued at various downtown locations until 1964 when an agreement was made between the City of Prince George and the Exhibition Association to manage the fairgrounds from which they operate today.

New for 2023: BCNE Trade Route Ale Festival

BCNE Trade Route Ale Festival

​Featuring 15 craft breweries from across BC pouring 25+ different beers, you won’t want to miss the first annual BCNE Trade Route Ale Festival brought to you in partnership with Tourism Prince George and the BC Ale Trail. Come and go between the BCNE and Ale Festival and enjoy the festivities between trying new breweries! You’re also welcome to bring concession food inside with you to the Ale Festival.

Tickets are $35 and include:
🍺 Admission to the BCNE
🍺 Ale Festival Entrance Fee
🍺 5 x 4oz tasters (additional tickets are only $2!)
🍺 Keepsake Glass Mug
🍺 Swag Bag

Barkerville Brewing
CrossRoads Brewing
Deadfall Brewing
Lillooet Brewing
Mighty Peace Brewing
Mountainview Brewing
Three Ranges Brewing

At the BC Ale Trail booths:
Trench Brewing
Smithers Brewing
Wheelhouse Brewing
Red Collar Brewing
Field House Brewing
Four Winds Brewing
Nelson Brewing
Hoyne Brewing

Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Check in on the BC Ale Trail App for 50 bonus points and get rewards!

Don’t forget to check in on the BC Ale Trail App for 50 bonus points at the festival. And be sure to stop by the BC Ale Trail booth, where you can redeem the points you’ve been saving up for Ale Trail swag. Choose from patches, tee shirts, sling bags, and more from the BC Ale Trail. We’ll also have some great merch from participating breweries.

There’s lots of time left to collect points between now and the festival by visiting your local breweries and checking in on the app.

Use the BC Ale Trail app to find out which breweries are near you. Don’t forget to check in and collect points while you’re there.


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