From Sweet to Heat – Calgary Stampede Midway Treats Unveiled

Posted 17 May 2017 by in Entertainment

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.

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Midway offers a great number of amazing treats. Butter Chicken Bear Balls These golden deep fried balls are smothered in a delicious butter chicken sauce, sprinkled with fresh cilantro and topped with a candy coated anise.

Cereal Monster Sandwiches  This ice cream sandwich was made to be legendary! With a monster portion of ice cream, crushed between two cereal infused marshmallow squares, the size is second to the taste!

The Cookie Dough-ne  – Raw cookie dough in a waffle cone so that you can walk around eating as you go – complete with a made to order Stampede Halo made of Cotton candy, with sprinkles of course!

Corn Dog Fried Shrimp –Two giant skewered shrimp golden fried in our famous corndog king batter. The only question is mustard or cocktail sauce?

 

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!”

Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies We’re landing in Thailand this year to enjoy the fresh summer flavours of Chili and Lime with the new Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies. These mini perogies are topped with crispy panko crusted shrimp drizzled with sweet chili glaze and a spicy siracha mayo! All finished with crisp cucumbers and a mist of lime juice topped on a fluffy perogy

Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies We’re landing in Thailand this year to enjoy the fresh summer flavours of Chili and Lime with the new Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies. These mini perogies are topped with crispy panko crusted shrimp drizzled with sweet chili glaze and a spicy siracha mayo! All finished with crisp cucumbers and a mist of lime juice topped on a fluffy perogy

World’s Hottest Pizza

World’s Hottest Pizza – This pizza is HOT. Infused with ghost peppers, this pizza will have you running for a glass of water. Think you can handle the heat?

“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!