Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede

Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede

Come celebrate the western way at the 130th annual Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. Non-stop music, rodeo and entertainment.

Festival Dates: -
Festival Type: Music Sports
Community: Medicine Hat
Province: Alberta

Put on your cowboy boots and embrace the Western Spirit – the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede is dialing up the celebrations July 26-29, 2017. Celebrating Canada’s 150th and the Stampede’s 130th annual event honouring Western heritage and culture means there will be double the fun every day. Come for the rodeo, amusement park rides, carnival games, petting zoo, agricultural displays, horticulture and art displays as well as Wildrose beer gardens but leave plenty of time for the freestage entertainment and night shows.

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Featured Artists

Wednesday Rocks with Canadian musicians The Stampeders, Glass Tiger and 54-40




Thursday’s Night Show features Blue Rodeo.


Ah, Blue Rodeo…the kings of Country-rock in Canada. These guys are like old friends that you love inviting in. They started out in Toronto in 1984 and are still cranking out tunes we love. Expect to hear the old tunes and fresh material from their new album, 1,000 Arms.

Friday’s Night Show features The Band Perry.


So here’s where the childhood music lessons paid off. Band Perry is siblings, Kimberly, Neil and Reid. The trio were discovered by Garth Brooks’ manager in 2008 and have never looked back. They write their own songs and cover classics by Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell and even Queen. Don’t plan to sit through this concert. These sibs rock!

Other events to make sure you take in

July 27th is the 100th annual Medicine Hat Stampede Parade. Bring the lawn chairs and watch as brightly animated floats, colorful costumes, horses of all breeds, and marching bands march on by.

Medicine Hat Stampede

Stop in on July 28th for the Ranch Horse Competition showcasing Ranch Horse abilities and stay to check out the afternoon auction! One of the largest of its’ kind in Western Canada, many ranchers come from all over the prairies to see the equines and their bloodline traits.

Stop by the Stampede and mingle with Rodeo Royalty. The girls were crowned July 2016 as the new Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Royalty and are enjoying a host of activities throughout the community and you can keep track of them by following them on Facebook.

The Summer Pro Rodeo is back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Highlighting the best Cowboys and Cowgirls going head-to-head with Kesler’s finest Rodeo Stock. Who will win? The bulls or the cowboys?

Every day is a festival at the Stampede grounds. Check out the amusement rides, the carnival games and the arts and crafts plus a rad tradeshow with all your favourite vendors back!! Will there be those yummy sugar cinnamon mini-donuts? Say good-bye to the diet and check out all the food.

There is a huge firework display for Canada’s 150, plus we have some great activities to celebrate our country’s sesquicentennial. Stay tuned to our website and social media for details.

Medicine Hat Stampede

Every day is a festival at the Stampede grounds. Check out the amusement rides, the carnival games and the arts and crafts. Will there be those yummy sugar cinnamon mini-donuts? Say good-bye to the diet and check out all the food.

Stampede Summer Jam

Stampede Summer Jam is collaboration of local musicians performing an energetic outdoor concert with a 'Grand Ole Opry' type format. The evening kicks off with some Classics and transitions through Classic County, Rock, Modern, and finishes with a one of a kind Grand Finale.

Admission is only $10.00

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The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede All Breed Horse Show

July 21-23, 2017

Friday July 21
Dressage and Western Dressage - 9am

Saturday July 22
English Classes - 8am

Sunday July 23 
Western Classes - 8am

UFA Country in the City

Open daily during Stampede

UFA Country in the City was initiated to provide a connection between the urban and rural communities by having informative, educational and interactive displays on topics related to agriculture, energy, recycling, and living in the country. The UFA Country in the City exhibit was launched during the 2006 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and proved to be a huge success with both visitors and trade show exhibitors. We would be delighted to have you attend our show and look forward to seeing you this summer.

Pioneer Village

Visit Pioneer Village during the Medicine Hat Stampede. There are 7 different buildings to visit. The Fire Hall which stores a horse-drawn Fire Pumper that served the town of Irvine in the 1900s. The Blacksmith Shop which on occasion there are demonstrations of how things were done in the good old days. The McKay Creek School house which was built in 1933 for Walsh and area students. St. James Church that was constructed in 1924 for the town of Hilda. Austin's General Store that was in operation for over 80 years. The Garage that stores a couple of oldies but goodies. Also a replica of The North-West Mounted Police Battle Creek Detachment that was opened in 1890. 


Tickets for featured night events can be purchased online at, the Medicine Hat Mall or call the Stampede office at 403.527.1234

Entry bracelets can be purchased at the Stampede and Exhibition ground gates (purchasing this gives access to various free shows and events on the grounds, free entertainment which you can find on their website)

Midway bracelets (for the amusement park rides) can be purchased July 10-25 at the South Country Co-op, and July 26-29 at the Stampede and Exhibition grounds at the West Coast Amusements office.   

Stampede Entry bracelets

  • Wednesday, July 26 (CF Industries Kick-Off Day): adult admission is $9, child (<12) is $4  from noon until 3 adults get in for $4 until 3, kids under 12 are free, until 3

  • Thursday, July 27; adult admission is $9, child (<12) is $4  

  • Friday, July 28: adult admission is $9, child (<12) is $4  PM  from noon until 3 adults get in for $4 until 3, kids under 12 are free, until 3

  • Saturday, July 29: adult admission is $9, child (<12) is $4

Medicine Hat Stampede 

Midway bracelets

  • July 10-25, pre-purchase @ Co-op for $29
  • July 26-29 is $40 

Night shows

  • Full package (July 26, 27, & 29) is $150 for reserved, $199 for premium, $199 for Box, $220 for VIP infield
  • Wednesday 26 (The Stampeders / 54-40 / Glass Tiger) is $59 for reserved, $74 for premium, $77.91 for Box, $79 for VIP infield 
  • Thursday 27 (Blue Rodeo) is $64 for reserved, $79 for premium, $89 for VIP infield, $92.80 Box
  • Friday 28 (The Band Perry) is $64 for reserved, $79 for premium, $89 for VIP infield


  • Packages (July 27-29) are $62
  • Adult tickets are $20 for regular, $25 for premium
  • Child tickets (12 and under) are $14 for regular OR premium

More Information

Medicine Hat Stampede grounds are located at 2055- 21st Avenue SE, Medicine Hat.

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