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If you dare – the most daring foods on the Midway this Stampede!

The Calgary Stampede Midway prides itself on providing you with fun—and sometimes crazy food experiences by encouraging our vendors to take a twist on old classics to push your taste buds to the limit! Over the years, creative new dishes have left your stomach rumbling with excitement, and even your hands reaching for a cold glass of water to tame the heat! In 2010, the Cricket Pizza had guests hopping down the Midway to try this crunchy delight! 2014 brought a daring new friend to the Midway, topping pizzas with seasoned scorpions, making the Scorpion Pizza a hot food to try! This brings us to 2017, where the World’s Hottest Pizza was introduced to the Midway, infused with ghost peppers! This pizza required a waiver and left even the biggest dare devils in need of some cooling down afterwards. The Calgary Stampede Midway has not limited itself to only crazy pizzas over the years! In 2017, we brought you a very daring FEET-TURE, Crispy Chicken Feet! The name speaks for itself. So what daring dishes does The Greatest Show on Earth bring to the Midway this year you ask? James Radke, Midway Operations Manager at the Calgary Stampede has informed […]

Indian Village from the perspective of an Indian Princess!

Hi everyone! This is Cieran Starlight, the 2018 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess. As the Calgary Stampede approaches, and from having spent nine months as Stampede Royalty already, I’m feeling a strong sense of gratitude for this opportunity and a call to reflect on my experiences. I’d like to share some of my thoughts with you in this blog on what it means to me to be the Stampede Indian Princess, and how growing up in a tipi-owning family helped shape the person I am today. To me, Indian Village was all about the connections I made. Some of my best friends were made in Indian Village. I would look forward to Stampede every year where I would be able to dance and laugh with my friends that I hadn’t seen all year. Camping at Indian Village also meant my family and I would be able to see old friends and new faces with each coming year, as almost all the locals would make their way to Stampede at least once. But my favourite part about staying in the Village was meeting the new people who would visit. The Calgary Stampede is so well known worldwide that it was no surprise […]