What’s happening today

Coca-Cola Stage performer: Mother Mother (9 p.m.)

Nashville North performer: The Kentucky Head Hunters (10 p.m.)

Virgin Mobile Saddledome Concert: Zac Brown Band

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

P.E.I Summerside Lovster vs Hotel Arts Chef Jan Hansen Cookoff at the Calgary Co-op Kitchen Theatre (7 p.m.)

Working Cow Horse Classic – With a purse of $25,000 competitors are in fierce competition vying for the championship title that kicks off today. There is sliding stops, 360 degree spins, figure eights and not to forget the cow work. The horse and rider duo work in unison to create a fast and smooth run in order to crown them as the champions of the Calgary Stampede. Competition begins on Thursday with the finals kicking off Friday at 1pm in the Agrium Western Event Centre.

Heavy Horse Pull Auction – Local organizations get into bidding wars to have their branding presented by true horse power in the Heavy Horse Pull Competition. This lively auction gets geared up at 7:00 p.m. in the Agrium Western Event Centre.

Don’t Forget

Canadian National Miniature Horse Show – Final Day

Agrium Western Event Centre – 11 am

Northern Lights Arena – 6 pm

For additional information please contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com


Today’s story ideas                                      

  • The Calgary Stampede Splt'em 50 lottery jackpot has surpassed $1,000,000 and will continue to grow until Sunday July 17! The lucky winner will take home a minimum prize of $500,000.
  • Thirteen of the 24 semi-finalists in the Stampede Youth Talent Search are Calgarians. Check them out tonight at The Boyce Theatre!


Recap of Tuesday, July 12

Attendance Results will be avaliable the morning of Thursday, July 14. Check @CS__Media on Twitter.

Stampede attendance for Wednesday, July 13: 100,742

Cumulative attendance for 2016: 635,110

Same day for 2015: 118,801


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Alberta Barrel Racer takes come coveted bronze with Wednesday win. Read the story here.

Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Jason Glass holds top spot in the GMC Rangeland Derby, as Rick Fraser races to a day money win.

Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here.

Agriculture Competitions:  

Travis Rempel and This Cats Max capture Open division title in Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition. Read the full story here.

Other Results:

Best Pizza on The Midway: Rick's Pizza



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