Calgary – Experience the energy and excitement of the Calgary Stampede’s Agriculture Zone, presented by McDonald’s, in a whole new way during Stampede 2018!  Get ready for a fresh new lineup of events and displays, plus a new spin on fan-favourites for 10 days and 10 nights of authentic western experiences from July 6 - 15, 2018.

By night, the spotlight will be on new, prime-time performances from 7 - 9 p.m. in the state-of-the-art Nutrien Western Event Centre. Out of your element with animals? No problem! Our announcers will guide you through what’s happening, and the action and energy will have you on the edge of your seat.  From the majesty of the Six Horse Hitch performing to live music by the members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, to the rumble and roar of the Vintage Tractor Pull, there is something for everyone.

“Whether you’re a longtime fan, or you’ve never experienced one of these events before, be prepared to enjoy a great show,” says Calgary Stampede Competitions Manager Melissa McKay, adding, “There’s nothing quite like watching one of our signature events in this atmosphere. It’s electric!”

2018 Featured Agriculture and Western Events Programming 

Nutrien Western Event Centre - 7 to 9 p.m.

July 6: TEAM CATTLE PENNING / July 7: HEAVY HORSE SHOW WITH THE CPO

July 8: VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL / July 9: COWBOY UP CHALLENGE

July 10: WORLD SIX HORSE HITCH WITH THE CPO / July 11: COWBOY UP CHALLENGE

July 12: COWBOY UP CHALLENGE FINALS / July 13: HEAVY HORSE PULL - LIGHT WEIGHTS

July 14: HEAVY HORSE PULL - MID WEIGHTS / July 15: HEAVY HORSE PULL - HEAVY WEIGHTS

By day, experiences in the Calgary Stampede’s Agriculture Zone will also be bigger and better than ever. Stroll through the barn to see the beauty and brawn of heavy horses on display for all 10 days of Stampede 2018. If you’re interested in the small but mighty, the mini horses are one of many breeds that will be showcased in the now larger Northern Lights Arena. And throughout the Agriculture Zone, don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet our community’s agri-food producers and learn where your food comes from.

“There is so much for people to see, do and learn in this area of Stampede Park in 2018,” says McKay. “Don’t be shy – come visit us again and again!” 

All experiences in the Agriculture Zone are included with the price of admission to the Calgary Stampede, July 6 – 15, 2018. With so many great things to see and do every day – take advantage of unlimited gate admission with the Stampede SuperPass! It’s only available to purchase for a limited time from May 22 – June 11, 2018, for just $39 plus GST. Visit CalgaryStampede.com for more information.

 

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

E kbarnes@calgarystampede.com