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$5 Fun! $5 park admission between 5 and 7 p.m.

On Thursday evening, thousands of smiling families and friends folks took advantage of the Calgary Stampede’s pop-up “$5 Fun” promotion.

“We are so appreciative of our community’s support and we all had so much fun, that we’re going to do it again,” says Bill Gray, President and Chairman of the Board, Calgary Stampede.

Guests are invited come down Friday to have some “$5 fun.” It will be $5 per person (Adults, Seniors and Children) to enter Stampede Park between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All of the great free entertainment that you’ve come to expect from the Stampede will be in full force. There are so many things our guests can see and do for just $5. Bell Adrenaline Ranch, Dog Bowl, Indian Village, International Pavilion, Coca Cola Stage, Western Event Competitions, Agriculture exhibits and much more! We hope you can join us! 


Coca-Cola Stage performer: Dear Rouge (8 p.m.), The Glorious Sons (9:30 p.m.)

Nashville North performer: The Washboard Union (10 p.m.)

Virgin Mobile Saddledome Concert: Lady Antebellum                  

Heavy Horse Pull: Light Weight Results (7:00-9:00 PM)

Working Cow Horse Classic: Non Pro Bridal, Open Hackamore & Open Bridle Results (1 PM – 6 PM)

The Stampede Talent Search semifinal round continues tonight at 6 p.m.

Mott's Clamato Best Caesar in Town Competition in the Station - bottom floor of the Big Four Building 4:30 - 5:30

Heavy Horse Pull – Want to know where the term “horse power” came from? This is a show of extreme power and strength, with teams of two horses pulling sleds that weigh more than five times their body weight a distance of 14-feet! The weight on the sled increases with each round. This impressive competition kicks off in the Agrium Western Event Centre.

Light Weights – Friday, July 15 – 7 pm  to 9 pm

Middle Weights – Saturday, July 16 – 7 pm to 9 pm

Heavy Weights – Sunday, July 17 – 7 pm to 9 pm

Working Cow Horse Classic  

Friday, July 15: 1 pm – FINALS – Agrium Western Event Centre

For additional information please contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com


Today’s story ideas                                      

  • Stampede Talent Search trumpet player, Al Muirhead, nominated for Solo Jazz Album of the year at this year's JUNOs is part of the supporting band for all Talent Search contestants.This year's JUNOs nomination was Muirhead's first, at the age of 70.
  • Fort McMurray fire evacuee Rocky Dempsey will fulfill a lifelong dream and compete in his first ever Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Pull. Dempsey doubted he would be able to compete after forgetting his harness during the evacuation and not knowing if he could return home before competition started. 


Recap of Thursday, July 14

Stampede attendance for Thursday, July 14, 2016: 109,644

Cumulative attendance for 2016: 744,754

Same day attendance for 2015: 96,395

Overall cumulative decrease compared to 2015: 29,765


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Solomon and Larsen cash in on back-to-back wins. Read the story here.

Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Jason Glass takes a two second penalty but holds on to top spot in the aggregate. Full results for the GMC Rangeland Derby can be found here.

Agriculture Competitions:  

Canadian National Miniature Horse Show names Supreme Halter Champion. Read the full story here.

Other Results:

Best Between Buns on the Midway: R&R Bratwurst for their Bison Bratwurst!



Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations

Office: 403.261.0327

Cell: 403.463.6834


Kristina Barnes

Manager, Western events & agriculture communications

Office: 403.261.0382

Cell: 403.585.4706


Neil Hilts

Media relations coordinator

Office: 403.261.0242

Cell: 403.512.7034


Daniel Kennedy

Media relations coordinator (accreditation)

Office: 403.261.9315

Cell: 902.483.5306