The Midway at the Calgary Stampede is known for its wide range of delicious and unique food options. From classic fair foods like mini donuts and corn dogs, to more adventurous options like deep-fried oreos and chocolate-covered bacon, the Midway has something for everyone. The food stands are a must-visit destination for anyone attending the Stampede, offering a fun and tasty way to experience the event.
In addition to classic fair foods, the Midway also features a range of international cuisines and fusion dishes. Visitors can enjoy everything from poutine to sushi, and even vegan and gluten-free options. Many of the food stands also offer Instagram-worthy creations, such as cotton candy ice cream cones and giant turkey legs. If you’re attending the Stampede, be sure to check out the Midway food stands for a unique and delicious culinary experience.
Note: 2023 New Midway Food coming soon.
The Calgary Stampede Parade is a major highlight of the event, kicking off the 10-day celebration with a colourful and lively procession through downtown Calgary. The parade features a mix of marching bands, floats, cultural groups, and celebrity guests, drawing thousands of spectators each year. It is a must-see attraction for anyone attending the Stampede.
The parade route is 4.5 km long and takes approximately two hours to complete. It starts at 9:00 am on the first Friday of Stampede week and winds through downtown Calgary, ending at Stampede Park. The parade features a range of sights and sounds, including traditional First Nations dancers, vintage cars, and celebrity guests. If you’re attending the Stampede, be sure to arrive early to secure a good viewing spot along the parade route for an exciting start to the event.
Applications for the 2023 Calgary Stampede Parade are now closed.
Stay tuned for more information on submitting an entry for the 2024 Parade this summer
Elbow River Camp
The Elbow River Camp is a unique and educational experience at the Calgary Stampede that showcases the culture and traditions of the Treaty 7 First Nations. The camp is located on the banks of the Elbow River, just a short walk from the Stampede grounds. Visitors can explore the traditional teepees and learn about the customs, beliefs, and histories of the Indigenous peoples of the region.
The Elbow River Camp features daily performances, including drumming and dancing, storytelling, and demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills. Visitors can also sample traditional foods like bannock and stew, and purchase handmade crafts and jewelry from the vendors. The Elbow River Camp is a great way to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Treaty 7 First Nations and gain a deeper appreciation of the diversity of the Calgary community.
The Midway at the Calgary Stampede is a fun-filled carnival that offers a wide range of rides, games, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From thrilling roller coasters and spinning rides, to classic carnival games like ring toss and balloon darts, the Midway is a must-visit destination for anyone attending the Stampede. The Midway is also home to a variety of entertainment options, including live music performances and street performers.
One of the main attractions of the Midway is the games, where visitors can win prizes ranging from small stuffed animals to giant plush toys. The Midway also features a range of food stands, offering everything from classic fair foods like cotton candy and popcorn, to more adventurous options like deep-fried butter and chocolate-covered insects. The Midway is a fun and exciting way to experience the Calgary Stampede, and is a great destination for families and groups of friends looking to make unforgettable memories.
- 1 Coupon – $1
- 11 Coupons – $10
- 22 Coupons – $20
- 55 Coupons – $50
This add-on extra gets users to the front of the line faster through a special gated entrance for Regular Midway and FUNtier rides. Purchase yours at any N.A.M.E kiosk across Stampede Park.
- The Superwheel: Take your Stampede experience to new heights, with views from the mountains to Midway, and everything in between as you soar a breathtaking 150 feet through the Stampede skyline.
- Great FUNtier: If you’ve got a pint-sized adrenaline aficionado in the family, The Great FUNtier is chalk full of specialty kids’ rides. There’s even a mini Midway, where cowpokes can try their hand at games for a chance to take home a prize.
BMO Kids’ Zone
The BMO Kids’ Zone is a popular destination for families attending the Calgary Stampede, offering a variety of interactive and engaging activities for children of all ages. The zone is located on the Stampede grounds and features a range of attractions, including a petting zoo, pony rides, and a variety of hands-on exhibits and games.
In addition to the animal exhibits, the BMO Kids’ Zone also offers a variety of entertainment options, including live music performances, magic shows, and puppet shows. The zone is designed to provide a safe and welcoming space for children to explore, learn, and play, and is staffed by trained volunteers who ensure that everyone has a fun and enjoyable experience. Whether you’re attending the Stampede with young children or just looking for a fun and engaging activity, the BMO Kids’ Zone is a must-visit destination.
Note: 2023 information coming soon.
The Shopping Zone at the Calgary Stampede is a shopper’s paradise, offering a wide range of unique and high-quality products from local and international vendors. The zone is located on the Stampede grounds and features over 300 exhibitors selling everything from western wear and handmade jewelry, to artisanal food products and home decor.
In addition to the shopping, the zone also offers a variety of entertainment options, including live music performances, cooking demonstrations, and interactive exhibits. The Shopping Zone is a great place to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts, or to simply browse and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned shopper or just looking for a fun and unique experience, the Shopping Zone is a must-visit destination at the Calgary Stampede.
The Western Oasis at the Calgary Stampede is a unique and interactive experience that celebrates the culture, history, and traditions of the western way of life. Located in the BMO Centre on the Stampede grounds, the Western Oasis features a range of exhibits, displays, and performances that showcase everything from western art and photography, to horsemanship and cowboy skills.
The Western Oasis is also home to a variety of interactive activities and workshops, where visitors can learn about everything from leatherworking and blacksmithing, to saddle making and roping. The zone is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experience with visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a lifelong cowboy or just curious about western culture, the Western Oasis is a must-visit destination at the Calgary Stampede.
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