Attendance numbers for: (July 12, 2019)

Stampede attendance Friday, July 12, 2019             137,650

Cumulative attendance for 2019:                              1,005,821


Same day for 2018:                                                   124,853

Daily increase over 2018:                                          12,797

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                              1,006,337

Overall cumulative decrease of:                                (516)


Same day 5 year average:                                     119,812

Daily increase over 5 year average:                      17,838

Cumulative attendance for 5 year average:          935,719

Overall cumulative increase of:                              70,102                                   


The Results Are In


Final day of Pool B decides who advances to Showdown Sunday and who will battle it out on Wildcard Saturday at the Calgary Stampede

See the full story here

Rodeo results can be found here

Agriculture Results:

Calgary Stampede North American Sheep Shearing Challenge crowns first female champion

See the full story here

Swales gets comfortable at number one, claiming the top spot twice in the Calgary Stampede Working Cow Horse Fence Spectacular

See the full story here

Agriculture Results can be found here


Best New Food on the Midway - 3 Awards!

Friday, July 12 – Best "Can You Handle the Heat"

FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS CORNDOG” – Chicky Chicken Booth 34 BBB 

Best Beverage

"ROSE LEMONADE" - Family Squeezed Lemonade Booth 85


Don’t Miss This

The Grandstand Show, TRAILBLAZER! – 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!

Elbow River Camp – Located in Enmax Park (east across the river from Saddledome/Stampede Park), Elbow Rive Camp features 26 tipis from the five tribes of Treaty 7. Visit to see various traditional Aboriginal performances including singing and dancing. Witness bannock being made before your eyes, and try some for yourself at the Sweet Grass Lodge.

International Livestock Auctioneer Finals - The fastest mouths in the West vie to vin $10,000.

11:30 am to 2:00 pm (NWEC) 10 Finalists 

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 pm to 8:15 pm (NWEC) Middle 

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

11:30 am to 9:00 pm (Northern Lights) With break from 5-6


Coca-Cola Stage

7:00 – Neon Steve

7:45 – Grandtheft

8:30 – Keys N Krates

9:45 – Chromeo


Nashville North

10:00 p.m. – Jade Eagleson


Big Four Roadhouse

10:00 p.m. – Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation


Stampede Stories

  • Bulls After Dark - With hot music and action-packed entertainment, Bulls After Dark will transform the Nutrien Western Event Centre into the city’s premier nightspot, Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Starting at 10 p.m. each night, 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.\

Please note – Media looking to cover Bulls After Dark must advise ahead of time as accreditation will not provide access to this event.

  • McKenna Prather, 2019 Rotary Dream Home Artist – McKenna Prather is a brilliantly talented artist whose art is currently being showcased in this years 2019 Rotary Dream Home by Homes of Avi. Graduating last year from ACAD, McKenna won her spot to showcase her art combining embroidery and paint.   



Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team

Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

T: 403.261.0327       C: 403.463.6834       E:

Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382       C: 403.585.4706       E:

Lahia Girbick, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

T: 403.261.4114       C: 403.681.1992       E:

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

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