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Bacon, bacon and more bacon: 31 new Midway foods at Stampede

Thursday, May 02, 2013 02:00 PM


Calgary – This July 5-14, the Calgary Stampede takes its regular Midway food offering and double deep fries it, wraps it in bacon and puts it on a stick. With 31 tasty new treats there is something for everyone no matter how many calories you want to consume.

Deep fried delicacies like double bacon wrapped corndogs, deep fried bubblegum and yes even deep fried butter will have you craving something on a stick; perhaps banana bacon ears, chip dogs, chocolate bacon apples, or even an egg roll – yes on a stick. International culinary cuisine includes India inspired Naaco TNT and cochinita pibil from Mexico along with a Ukrainian favourite with a Stampede flair, double smoked bacon wrapped cheese perogie skewers. Finally, your mouth will be watering for sweet and sassy treats like chocolate dipped jalapenos, chocolate cinnamon bear fudge and B52 fudge which takes Baileys, tops it with Grand Marnier and then smothers it with Kahlua (all in fudge form).

“There is something new for every Stampede foodie, from delightful international flavours like flautas de pollo to downright daring offerings like pickle shooters,” says James Radke, operations manager, Midway Programming. “After nearly doubling our Centennial list of new foods, this year’s spread is not for the faint of heart.”


Also new this year, 18 amazing food trucks will be cruisin’ onto Stampede Park for the inaugural Calgary Stampede Food Truck Rally July 11-13. On each of these three nights, six unique food trucks will roll into the agriculture zone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where guests can purchase a nibble from each of these mobile favourites.   

Visitors will be a part of the biggest unofficial food party Calgary has to offer – no matter what you try, you will be taken on a dazzling and delicious culinary adventure. For a complete listing and photos of this year’s new food see attached backgrounder or visit calgarystampede.com/blog

About the Calgary Stampede

As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.