Calgary, AB – The Calgary Stampede’s Aggie Days is your chance to experience life on the farm, without leaving the city!  This fun, free, educational experience arrives at Stampede Park April 11-15, 2018. The first three days of Aggie Days are reserved exclusively for pre-registered school groups, with doors opening to the public on the weekend, April 14 and 15.

Explore the Agriculture Barn and Nutrien Western Event Centre to meet all sorts of amazing animals and learn where your food comes from.  New in 2018; a greenhouse experience showing how easy it is to produce your own food at home! 

Also included in the action of Aggie Days, the fact paced competition of Clock, Stock and Barrel on April 14. The popular stock dog trials demonstrate the incredible abilities of the working dog as they herd sheep through a pre-determined course.   The event begins early, with the first round taking place from 8-11 a.m. The second round runs from 12-3 p.m. with the finals beginning at 3:15.

On Sunday, April 15, see the remarkable trust between horse and rider in the Calgary Stampede Spring Extreme Cowboy Race. In a display of the rider’s horsemanship skills as well as the horse’s athletic ability and speed, each pair must maneuver through a series of obstacles. The Extreme Cowboy race competition begins at 12 p.m. and continues through the afternoon. 

Admission is FREE for all visitors! Guests are encouraged to support the Calgary Food Bank by bringing a donation. For more information, please visit: Calgary Stampede Aggie Days.

Aggie Days by the numbers:

9,000+    The number of Calgary students who will participate in Aggie Days April 11-13, 2018

30,000+  The number of guests expected to attend Family Fun Days April 14 & 15

33             The number of years Aggie Days has been bringing the farm to the city at Stampede Park

$0             The cost of attending Aggie Days!

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 celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information please contact:

Josh Traptow – Media Liaison

Agriculture Education Committee

C: 403-837-7359

E: jtraptow234@gmail.com

 

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382

C: 403.585.4706

E: kbarnes@calgarystampede.com