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Overview

Break out the boots, belt buckles and cowboy hats and check out the Strathmore Stampede. Or, we double dare you to run with the bulls — the only event of its kind in Canada — with a chance to win $1,000 for your bravery.

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This Stampede has been around since 1966 so expect the very best rodeo action from Aug 4 to Aug 7. You'll also find unique hand-crafted goods and arts and crafts at the tradeshow. 

Other events throughout the weekend include, chuckwagon races, live entertainment, a farmers' market, and beer gardens. Come and enjoy the long weekend and embrace your inner cowpoke.

The town of Strathmore is located 25 minutes east of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Read our FestivalSeekers' article about the stampede while you're dusting off your best cowboy boots.

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The rodeo is an adrenaline-pumping show with plenty of thrills and spills.

Musical guest: TBD

Rodeo

With more than $250,000 in prize money up for grabs, Strathmore Stampede is Canada's third largest rodeo. 

World, Canadian and Calgary Stampede champions are among the more than 400 contestants competing in seven major rodeo events, including saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and ladies barrel racing. Many of these top-ranked competitors and rodeo stock will also appear at both the Canadian and National Finals Rodeos, as well as the Calgary Stampede.

Times & Dates

  • Friday @ 1 p.m.

  • Saturday @ 1 p.m.

  • Sunday @ 1 p.m.

  • Monday @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Chuckwagon Racing

With four wagons, 12 men and 36 horses thundering through the figure-8 start in the infield and around the 5/8 mile track right in front of the crowd. 

Times & Dates

Friday @ 7 p.m. 
Monday @ 1 p.m.

Earn some bragging rights and try the Running of the Bulls.

Running With The Bulls

Come see the only Running With the Bulls in Canada. This year marks the 11th year of the event.

Get your adrenaline fix watching fearless — OK even crazy —  men and women run for their lives! Reserve tickets now for Saturday or Sunday — wagon races included. 

Are you brave enough to step in the ring with these massive beasts? Sign up behind the grandstand the day of the event for $25. Click here for rules and regulations

Participants receive:

  • A chance to win $1,000

  • A Running With the Bulls T-shirt

  • A free ticket to Saturday Cabaret

Dates & Time

  • Saturday @ 6 p.m.

  • Sunday @ 6 p.m.

There's enough happening to make an entire weekend out of the event. 

Tickets

Tickets for the 2017 Strathmore Stampede are on sale now.

Friday - 1 p.m. Rodeo $15

Friday - 7 p.m. Chuckwagons $20

Saturday- 1 p.m. Rodeo $20

Saturday - 6 p.m. Running With The Bulls and Chuckwagons $30

Sunday - 1 p.m. Rodeo $20

Sunday - 6 p.m. Running With The Bulls and Chuckwagons $30

Monday - 1 p.m. Chuckwagons $25

Monday - 3:30 p.m. Rodeo $20

Take it to the lake this summer and head north, into the MD of Bonnyville and Lac La Biche. Both communities are waterfront and host an incredible array of events all summer. 

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