Daily News Briefing – Monday, July, 9



Stampede attendance Sunday, July 8, 2018          180,761

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                              460,002


Same day for 2017:                                                          151,976

Daily increase over 2017:                                              28,785

Cumulative attendance for 2017:                              411,856

Overall cumulative increase of:                                 48,146


Note:  Today’s attendance marks the second highest Family Day ever, second only to Centennial 2012 at 184,483. 


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here.

Other results:

Agriculture Results can be found here.

Best International Food on the Midway goes to The Spicy Chicken Arepa from Arepa Boss!

Best Vegan Food on the Midway goes to the Watermelon & Raspberry Bowl from Fresh & Local Farm Outlet


What’s happening today

Team Cattle Penning Championships – 7 Class – 3:30 p.m. – Nutrien Western Events Centre

Cowboy Up Challenge – First Go – 7 p.m. – Nutrien Western Event Centre

Homegrown Heroes Night at the Calgary Stampede Evening Show – 7:45 p.m. – Join us in celebrating our Canadian Heroes at the Evening Show as we honour Canadian Forces, Veterans and First Responders.



Coca-Cola Stage              

Nashville North               

The Big Four Roadhouse

Daniel Caesar 6:30 p.m.

Locash 10 p.m.

Sloan 9:30 p.m.

The Rural Alberta Advantage 8:30 p.m.



Phantogram 10 p.m.





Today’s story idea

The Big Four Roadhouse is not only Stampede’s newest food and entertainment destination, but is also offering up a new food challenge this year – the Meat Sweats Challenge! Put your stomach to the test and see if you can eat 24 oz of meat in 30 minutes or less!


Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team:

• Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

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


• Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

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


• Danielle Savoni, Publicity Manager

T: 403.261.0401       C: 403.461.6647       E: dsavoni@calgarystampede.com


• Christine Thompson, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

T: 403.261.0338       C: 403.650.7834       E: cthompson@calgarystampede.com


• Brooke Martine, Media Relations Coordinator (Agriculture and Western Competitions)

T: 403.261.0339       C: 403.831.2718       E: bmartine@calgarystampede.com