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Calgary Stampede

What to Buy From the Arts and Crafts Venue in Indian Village

After enjoying some delicious bannock, stop by the Arts and Crafts Venue in Indian Village for authentic Native art and jewellery by Indigenous artists from in and around Calgary.

More Than 15 Tonnes of Used Cooking Oil Is Collected from the Stampede and Recycled into Biofuel

In 2017, 18.09 tonnes of cooking oil was collected from Stampede Park over the entire year. Of this, 15.5 tonnes was collected during the 10-day Stampede alone.

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in True Cowtown Style at Pride Day Stampede

Did you know there is a (unofficial) pride celebration at the Stampede? Pride Day Stampede is an annual party at Nashville North where LGBTQ+ folks and like-minded allies get their Pride on cowboy style.

Did You Know? The First Calgary Stampede Parade in 1912 had a Crowd Bigger than the City's Population at the Time

The first Stampede Parade in 1912 brought in a crowd of 75,000 people, which was more than Calgary's total population of 60,000 residents. Today, the Western celebration attracts nearly 400,000 people to Calgary's streets every year.

How Chuckwagon Racing Became a Sport

Did you know Guy Weadick, founder of the Calgary Stampede, held the first official chuckwagon race at the 1923 Stampede and is credited with creating the sport?

What's New at Calgary Stampede for 2018

A new (indoor) live music venue, evening competitions in the Agriculture Zone and a quarter pipe in the Monster Energy Compound are all new in 2018.

The Incomplete List of Calgary Stampede Breakfasts

Consider this your useful (yet not exhaustive) guide to Stampede breakfasts in the city.

Vote on the 50 New Foods at Calgary Stampede 2018

There will be 50 new foods and drinks at Stampede this year, including kangaroo pizza, deep fried pineapple rings and hot ice cream doughnut sandwiches. Vote for the ones you're most excited to try.

How to Make Homemade Mini-Doughnuts

You don't have to visit the Calgary Stampede midway for this tasty treat. Food writer Julie Van Rosendaal shares her mini-doughnut recipe.

Odds, Ends and Anecdotes You Might Not Know About the Calgary Stampede

Like the criteria for judging prize-winning honey, the math behind the perfect pancake and how to make your own mini-doughnuts. And, yes there are pity prizes on the midway.

Best Sweets at the Stampede

Dentists, avert your eyes — here’s a quick list of some of the newfangled sweets and midway classics you should try this year at the Stampede.

Why We Love the Parade of Posters

See how the Calgary Stampede's iconic posters have changed over the years.
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