Calgary Stampede

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Calgary Tower in the background

The Grandstand at the Stampede Ground at 7:30am

What's the fuzz about the annual Calgary Stampede???

Other than rodeo shows, there's also a midway [rides and games], stage shows, parade and concerts.... And best of all, it's the free breakfast! You just need to find out when and where and show up for your free breakfast... Some companies will host free lunch too!

Stampede breakfast usually consists of Pancakes, sausages/hotdogs, fresh fruits and drinks.

For the Stampede lunch that we attended last saturday, we had beef burgers, hotdogs, fresh fruits, beans, cotton candy, orange juice and coffee.

Calgary Stampede last for 10 days... which means you can get to eat free breakfast for 10 days! If you know where to go!

Kids dressed up as cowboys/cowgirls

Calgary Stampede is also a way of promoting and preserving Western Heritage and values!

Patricia was very good at playing dart game that she won a large Teddy bear as her prize! Every dart she throws, she pops up a balloon!


evi said...

oohhh... the kids look really cute with their cowboy hats. free breakfast for 10 days plus entertainment - not bad at all. calgary's stampede sounds a lot of fun.

JO said...

Hi Evi,
You should try to visit Calgary during Stampede time [it is usually the first 2 weeks in July]. Not all entertainment are free though.

Agring said...

Looks fun Jo. The kids enjoyed the games and I guess the adults as well.

Raquel said...

Free eating, ang sarap mamasyal dyan. We can save money for the foods.

IO bet Patricia had a great time popping up the balloons.

JO said...

Hi Agring,
Masakit lang sa bulsa ang mga games! I could let her play more to get the extra large stuff toy... but they are not worth the amount of money I have to shell out first.

Hi Raquel,
If ever you do decide to visit Calgary, make sure its during the Stampede time... its twice the fun!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, looks like a fun event. That's a huge lunch! I'm glad the stampede in your post referred to something delicious and not the negative thing.

Congrats to Patricia for winning that bear. She looks so nice in her cowboy hat and so do the other kids in their cowboy costumes.

JO said...

Hi Rach,
I bought her cowboy hat for $4.99 and it got torn after the stampede. Oh well... I will just have to buy her another one for next year's stampede.