Calgary – The Calgary Stampede has refreshed the Stampede Market for 2018, bringing new and exciting spaces to shop, unique and tasty treats to eat, plus a new place to kick-up your feet and unwind at the Palm Bay Hideaway!

“The Stampede Market is a great place for guests to take a break from the excitement of the Midway for a couple of hours and enjoy the shopping and entertainment that the Stampede Market offers,” says James Radke, Midway Operations Manager at the Calgary Stampede. “This year the Stampede Market is excited to introduce the Palm Bay Hideaway; a laid-back, desert oasis-inspired lounge where guests can kick-back with a cold drink and unwind.”

The Palm Bay Hideaway is a licensed venue, which will serve up refreshing cocktails and beer, while offering guests a beach-themed space with plenty of room to sit back and relax. All ages are welcome in the Palm Bay Hideaway until 10 p.m. daily, when accompanied by an adult. For more information, please visit

In addition to the Palm Bay Hideaway, the Stampede Market, located in the BMO Centre, will have more than 170 vendors, including some of your favourite brand names and local vendors. The Maker Market will return in 2018 in an expanded section of the Stampede Market, with over 40 rotating vendors showcasing handmade goods from Canadian creators.

Whether you’re in the market to hand-paint a decorative sign, have a figurine of yourself made, or enjoy a hand-dipped gourmet popsicle, the Stampede Market is a must-see destination this Stampede!

For more information on the Stampede Market, please visit


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Christine Thompson
Media Relations Coordinator
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0338
C 403.650.7834