Its a Calgary Stampede Thing
CALGARY – It is the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – the Calgary Stampede. Every July in what is lovingly called a “Stampede Thing” the world is invited to Calgary for ten days of fun, all wrapped around the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
Like all amazing events, the work to put on this massive Calgary party starts early. In fact work to build to the excitement starts the Monday after the Stampede ends. It goes on all year, making sure each year that the show is bigger and better than ever.
The Midway at the Stampede is always evolving.
The west is being re-won with a growingly creative number of new treats for the Midway and Exhibition visitors that will likely find new ways to make your “Howdy” and “Yahoo” extra special this year.
Sweet to Heat!
James Radke the Midway Manager for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede shares “From sweet to heat, the jaw-dropping flavours hitting the Midway at the Calgary Stampede this year are sure to tickle your taste buds.
With new treats like Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls, Deep-fried Jell-O and delicious twists on classics like Funnel Cake Poutine, you’ll want to loosen your belt buckles and head on down to Stampede Park for all 10-days!”
“We have 40 new innovative foods this year that push the envelope of traditional midway food,” says Radke. “All of our new dishes have been created exclusively for the Calgary Stampede and this might be your only chance to test your tongue on extreme foods, taste the trends and even chomp on Canadian-inspired eats. And remember, you can always please your palate on good ‘ol traditional Stampede classics!”
Of course there are rides, agricultural exhibitions, the incredible Half-Mile of Hell – The Chuckwagon Races and the Rodeo every day of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. So don’t plan to spend all your time and money on the midway having treats.
Also you don’t have to cram your whole foodie experience into one day! With the Stampede SuperPass you can have unlimited access to Stampede Park July 6 – 16 for just $39 plus tax.
The SuperPass is available online starting May 22 at CalgaryStampede.com/superpass.
Only available for a limited time until June 12, get yours before they’re gone!