Daily News Briefing – Saturday, July 14, 2018

UPDATE: Indian Village will be closed today until approximately 2 p.m. to restore Tipis that were taken down for safety during last night's winds.


Stampede attendance Friday, July 13, 2018          124,853

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                              1,006,337


Same day for 2017:                                                          122,126

Daily increase over 2017:                                              2,727

Cumulative attendance for 2017:                              960,847

Overall cumulative increase of:                                 45,490


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here.

Other results:

Agriculture Results can be found here.


Best Dog on the Stampede Midway:  Stella by Family Dogs
Each menu item on the Family Dog menu is named after a family dog. The inaugural Best Dog award goes to Family Dogs’ Stella. Crispy hash browns, cooked onions, a fried egg done your way, finely shredded cheese and ketchup drizzle, the Stella is essentially breakfast on a bun taken to the next level. Get yours at booth 064.

Best Beverage on the Stampede Midway:  Lavender Lemonade by Family Squeezed Lemonade
Winner of Best Beverage 2014 and 2016, Family Squeezed Lemonade does it again winning Best Beverage in 2018, this time for their Lavender Lemonade. Featuring their award winning lemonade paired limes and fresh lavender, this refreshing treat is vegan, gluten free and can be had with no sugar on request. Find them in Weadickville.

Best Value on the Stampede Midway:  The Old Fashioned, Deep Fried by The Peanut Butter Cupboard
Nothing says comfort food like a good old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich and nothing says Stampede like taking it and chucking the whole thing into a deep fryer! The Peanut Butter Cupboard nets their third award of 2018 winning Best Value for The Old Fashioned. A classic crunchy peanut butter and chunky jam sandwich, you can have it classic and cold, fried on the flat-top, or deep fried with whipped cream. Try one at booth 020.

What’s happening today

Wildcard Saturday at the Rodeo – catch all the action at 1:15 p.m. – Tickets will be available at 11 a.m. at the Ticket Office

Stampede Talent Search Final – 6:30 p.m. Boyce Theatre

Adult Pow Wow Competition - 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Indian Village

Canadian Nationals Miniature Horse Show - 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Northern Lights Arena


Coca-Cola Stage              

Nashville North               

Scotiabank Saddledome

The Big Four Roadhouse

DJ Shub, 7 p.m.

Drew Gregory, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.       

Luke Bryan, 9:15 p.m.               

Jory Kinjo, 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Too Many Zooz, 8 p.m.

River Town Saints, 10 p.m.


Choir! Choir! Choir!, 9:30 p.m.

The Funk Hunters, 9:30 p.m.

Tayna Ryan, 12 a.m., 1 a.m.      




Today’s story idea

Kurt Bensmiller, defending GMC Rangeland Derby Champion, wins the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon aggregate after eight days of racing, dominating the rest of the field, looks to make it his fourth win in five years.


Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team

• Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

T: 403.261.0327       C: 403.261.0327       E: jbooth@calgarystampede.com


• Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382       C: 403.585.4706       E: kbarnes@calgarystampede.com


• Danielle Savoni, Publicity Manager

T: 403.261.0401       C: 403.461.6647       E: dsavoni@calgarystampede.com


• Christine Thompson, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

T: 403.261.0338       C: 403.650.7834       E: cthompson@calgarystampede.com


• Brooke Martine, Media Relations Coordinator (Agriculture and Western Competitions)

T: 403.261.0339       C: 403.831.2718       E: bmartine@calgarystampede.com