Udderly Awesome: Party Til The Cows Come Home is the theme for the 2015 Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong

Udderly Awesome: Party Til The Cows Come Home is the theme for the 2015 Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong

Cattle call for IPE theme

The 116th annual Interior Provincial Exhibition has chosen Udderly Awesome: Party Til The Cows Come Home

Armstrong’s annual fall fair celebration has quite the theme for 2015.

The 116th annual Interior Provincial Exhibition has chosen Udderly Awesome: Party Til The Cows Come Home as its theme.

The fair will run Sept. 2 to 6.

“It should be good,” said IPE general manager Bryan Burns. “There are so many ways to celebrate the theme. We are confident people will get behind the theme and will come up some creative ways to celebrate it.”

The IPE held its annual general meeting over the weekend.

Figures released show the 2014 fair drew more than 147,000 people through the IPE Grounds’ gates.

The number of exhibitors was down slightly, 1,955, from 2013, but the number of entries from each of those exhibitors was more than 7,000.

Armstrong Coun. Shirley Fowler, a past IPE president, told council Monday that the IPE has given more than $24,000 to local organizations over the past six years with its Charity of Choice program.

Also, more than $12,000 has been put back into IPE scholarships for local high school students.