Daily News Briefing – Friday, July 12

Attendance numbers for: (July 11, 2019)

Stampede attendance Thursday, July 11, 2019         104,042

Cumulative attendance for 2019:                              868,171

Same day for 2018:                                                   99,502

Daily increase over 2018:                                           4,540

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                             881,484

Overall cumulative decrease of:                                (13,313)

Same day 5 year average:                                         107,034

Daily decrease over 5 year average:                        (2,992)

Cumulative attendance for 5 year average:              815,907

Overall cumulative increase of:                                 52,264


The Results Are In


Competitors keep the momentum rolling on Day 7 of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo. See the full story here

Rodeo results can be found here

Agriculture Results:

Victory tastes sweet at the Calgary Stampede Working Cow Horse Classic & Fence Spectacular. See the full story here

Agriculture Results can be found here


Best New Food on the Midway

Thursday, July 11 – Best Deep Fried

“The King” – Ogopogo Artisan Mini Donuts Booth 27 


Don’t Miss This

The Grandstand Show, TRAILBLAZER! – Following the exciting Chuckwagon Races, catch the Calgary Stampedes most spectacular, out-of-this-world show!  Featuring our own homegrown Trailblazer, Onalea Gilbertson, to lead the way, experience the wonders and imagination of the Wild West coming to life in the 21st Century!

Canadian National Miniature Horse Show – Watch miniature horses compete in various classes at the Calgary Stampede Miniature Horse Show.

11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre)

Cow Horse Fence Spectacular Finals– This year we will be showcasing a Cow Horse Fence Spectacular in addition to the traditional working cow horse classes. The best cow horse riders in Canada will be showcasing their talent center stage, going down the fence in the Nutrien Western Event Centre

3 - 5:30 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre)

Heavy Horse Pull – Come out and watch the extreme power and strength as teams of two horses pull sleds carrying more than five times their body weight 

6:30 - 8:15 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre)


Coca-Cola Stage

8:00 p.m. – The Blue Stones

9:00 p.m. – The Glorious Sons


Nashville North

10:00 p.m. – Andrew Hyatt


Big Four Roadhouse

10:00 p.m. – A Tribe Called Red


Stampede Stories

  • Bulls After Dark - Starting at 10 p.m. July 12 and July 13, the electrifying event combines the excitement of bull riding and the extreme sport of bull freestyling with live music and a feature DJ. See cowboys with nerves of steel pull off the wildest rides and outrageous stunts in this exclusive, high-energy experience.
  • Monster Energy Compound – Adrenaline fueled compound showcasing FMX Freestyle Motocross riders performing high-flying flips, tricks and stunts. The show ends with a special encore performed with the Stampede fireworks lighting up the sky.
    • First International Rider – Genki “Wanky” Watanabe from Osaka, Japan.



Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team

Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

T: 403.261.0327       C: 403.463.6834       E: jbooth@calgarystampede.com

Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382       C: 403.585.4706       E: kbarnes@calgarystampede.com

Lahia Girbick, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

T: 403.261.4114       C: 403.681.1992       E: lgirbick@calgarystampede.com

Brooke Martine, Media Relations Coordinator (Agriculture and Western Competitions, WAMSB, Elbow River Camp)

T: 403.261.4113       C: 403.336.3979       E: bmartine@calgarystampede.com