• The first Calgary Stampede was held in 1912.
  • Offers the largest purse in outdoor rodeo - over $2 million.
  • The purse for GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races is more than $1 million.
  • More than one million people attend the 10-day Stampede each July.
  • More than 30,000 Stampede posters are distributed around the world annually.
  • More than two million mini doughnuts are sold each year.
  • More than 200,000 pancakes are served at community breakfasts each year.
  • Stampede Park is comprised of 208 acres.
  • Approximately 3.6 million people visit Stampede Park year-round. 
  • Each year 26 tipis are set up in Indian Village.
  • More than 30,000 flowers are planted on Stampede Park each year.
  • The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit organization and the Calgary Stampede Foundation is a registered charitable organization.
  • Agriculture is at the root of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since its formation in 1886 as the Calgary Agricultural Society.
  • The Stampede has more than 2,000 year-round volunteers and over 1,200 year-round employees.
  • Each July the Stampede hires more than 3,000 seasonal employees.