Calgary – The excitement is building with the finalists now selected in the 2018 Calgary Stampede Queen & Princess competition. Meet the six talented young women vying for the title tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20, during a special interview and photo opportunity as they are outfitted in some winning western wear.

To help prepare them for the final portion of the intense, month-long contest, the prospective 2018 Calgary Stampede Queen & Princesses will be fitted for their iconic white cowboy hats at Smithbilt Hats, and stylish new outfits at Lammle’s Western Wear and Tack.

The 2018 competition will culminate in the crowning of a Queen and two Princesses on the evening of Monday, September 25, 2017, in the Agrium Western Event Centre. The winners must possess a wide range of skills, from public speaking to horsemanship. Throughout their reign, the Royal Trio will make more than 400 appearances as ambassadors of the Stampede, promoting western heritage and values in Calgary and around the world. 

WHAT: Calgary Stampede Queen & Princesses - Top six finalist interview and photo opportunity 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20

              Smithbilt Hats – 9 a.m.

              Lammle’s Chinook – 10:30 a.m.


              Smithbilt Hats - 1015 11th Street SE

              Lammle's Western Wear & Tack – Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail SW

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 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:

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T 403.261.0382

C 403.585.4706