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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 very first Stampede Parade brought in a crowd of 75,000 people, which was more than Calgary's total population of 60,000 residents. Today, the Western celebration is a customary tradition for Calgarians and attracts over 400,000 people from the city and beyond.

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.

Calgary Stampede Draft Horses: By the Numbers

When you're touring the barns during Stampede this year, impress your friends with a few of these facts.

Inside the Archives of the Calgary Stampede

The Stampede has created a lot of artifacts since the first event in 1912. A lot of it is stored in a publicly accessible archive.

8 Stampede Detox Eats and Drinks

These healthy and detoxifying dishes will help get your body back to its pre-Stampede state.

Not My First Rodeo: Arleigh Vasconcellos

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Not My First Rodeo: Amy Pollard

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Not My First Rodeo: Evan Woolley

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Not My First Rodeo: Chad Saunders

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Lammles Takes Over Official Stampede Shopping

The Calgary-based western wear store has scored a multi-year partnership to handle all Calgary Stampede merchandise.

Spa Treatments to Help Get You Through the Stampede

Good Stampeders know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, but the best Stampeders also know when to go to the spa so they can get back to the party.

5 Winning Arts and Crafts Entries at the Stampede

Take a break from the madness of the midway to view arts and crafts by some of Alberta's most talented amateur artists.

6 Finds at the Stampede Market

They dice, they slice, they julienne. That's right, the Stampede Market is up and running, and here are six items you might want to run out and pick up.

Not My First Rodeo: Wendy Tynan

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Hats and Shirts: What 9 Calgarians Wear to the Stampede

These regulars at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth share their personal approach to Stampede style.

5 Restaurants with Special Stampede Menus

Midway fare is all well and good, but if you're looking for something more upscale this week, these five places have you covered.

The History of the Stampede Ground Buildings

One used to house the largest curling rink in the world and another was dubbed the "Rodeodrome".

Not My First Rodeo: Jade Davis

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.

Best New Foods of the Stampede Midway 2015

Every year, the Calgary Stampede features new and unusual foods to taste on the Midway. Here are the winners as voted on by 10 judges, plus a few of my favourites.

Not My First Rodeo: Ingrid Mosker

Tips from longtime Calgarians who have been going to the Stampede since they were kids.
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