Calgary – Come see where your milk comes from, learn what makes a great dairy cow and meet the people who raise and care for them! With bragging rights on the line, the best dairy cattle in western Canada are at Stampede Park for the 2018 Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship Show. The popular event for dairy producers takes place Saturday, April 28, in the historic Victoria Pavilion. 

Dairy shows have been taking place at Stampede Park for more than 100 years, and in 2018 more than 100 Jerseys and Holsteins will be judged on their conformation and characteristics in 34 classes. There will also be three showmanship classes to finish off the Dairy Classic Championship Show Saturday afternoon.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. More details are available on

NOTE:  For safety reasons, media planning to attend are asked to contact Kristina Barnes at 403.585.4706 prior to arrival.

What:  Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Championship Show

When: Saturday, April 28

              8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   

Where:  Victoria Pavilion, Stampede Park 

Five Facts about the Dairy Classic & Dairy Cattle:   

  1. Dairy producers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are in attendance.
  2. From pee-wee to adult, all ages of cattle producers will be showing their best cattle.
  3. An average dairy cow produces more than 30 litres of milk a day.
  4. Approximately 95 per cent of dairy cattle in Canada are Holsteins.
  5. Dairy cattle have been shown at Stampede Park since 1886. (originally the Calgary Exhibition)

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:

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

Office: 403.261.0382

Cell: 403.585.4706