The Greatest Show on Earth Calgary Stampede July 6 - 15 2018
The Calgary Stampede! The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and that is no exaggeration.
The ten day Calgary Stampede extravaganza has yearly attendance numbers of well over a million and is one of the most popular rodeos in the world. A big attraction is the rodeo competitions for cumulative points throughout the event feature some of the best talent in North America vying for prize money in bareback, bull riding, ladies barrel racing, saddle bronco, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, wild pony racing and more.
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After arriving independently in Calgary, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure exploring the world class city of Calgary.
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In the next two days we welcome you to the event most appropriately named “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". Included are an afternoon ticket to a rodeo with gate admission, and an evening ticket to the Chuckwagon races and Grandstand show, with gate admission, as well as a sky ride over Stampede Park. To complete your experience of the Calgary Stampede, your holiday includes souvenir Rodeo and Grandstand Show programmes and a custom-made embroidered Calgary Stampede golf shirt.
On the afternoon of day 2 the best of the best saddle up for a 3 hour ground shaking showcase of world class rodeo action. There are Saddle Bronco and Bareback riding events followed by the most dangerous event of all - Bull Riding.
On the evening of day 3, 9 heart-stopping Chuckwagon races explode in an all out dash for the finish line . Chuckwagon racing is an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower - a challenge that ignites thousands of fans.
Following the Rangeland Derby is the outdoor stage spectacular. For 2 hours, you will be dazzled by the lavishly produced and choreographed non-stop musical variety grandstand show.Close
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For ten exhilarating days, the Old West comes alive with a city wide celebration of true western hospitality and rousing fun! From the world famous, ground shaking, Chuck wagon Races to the richest eight seconds in Rodeo to the spectacular evening Grand show extravaganza, the Calgary Stampede offers a non-stop action that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. The high steppin' two hour parade kicks off to the streets with a burst of energy, color and music.
The top professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, including bull riding, roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Ditch your city slicker look and grab your western duds, and join in on pancake breakfasts, square dancing, the hair-raising rush of the midway, authentic Indian Village, re-created frontier town, gambling hall and dazzling fireworks.
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Calgary Stampede .... never thought at the age of 58 I would be saying to my kids I had just seen KISS in concert, they were mighty impressed with that. You would never have known anything about the flooding, they had done an amazing job, no sand bags or marks on walls, nothing to show the devastation they had suffered. The fireworks and show were just breathtaking, no words just breathtaking !
Note from Frontier - The 2013 Stampede took place just after the disastrous floods.
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