Dining At The Calgary Stampede Outdoor Festival


The Calgary Stampede is a ten-day music, dance, culture, history, and entertainment festival that happens in the heart of downtown Calgary. The Calgary Stampede goes by “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” and attracts thousands of visitors every year who visit the grounds to listen to country music and enjoy the western-themed atmosphere. Visitors come from all over to see the world’s largest outdoor rodeo that features bull riding, barrel racing, rodeo clones, and chuck-wagon races.

One of the most iconic aspects of The Calgary Stampede is the carnival-style food that is offered throughout the park. Every year confectioners, bakers, and chefs come up with creative new takes on carnival classics, which are then sold at food trucks that are meticulously speckled throughout the park. Ranging from savory to sweet, and spicy to salty, the Calgary Stampede has a unique cuisine that can cater to every taste. This year the festival starts from the fifth of July until the 15th. If you are planning to visit the Calgary Stampede, then you need to try some of these spectacular food items that are being sold exclusively on the grounds.

Corndog Poutine

This year the Calgary Stampede is selling a carnival-themed twist on the classic Canadian dish. The corndog poutine is going to be sold at the Mardi Gras Grill and is going to combine both iconic flavors of the corndog and the poutine. This dish is sure to be a hit at the Calgary Stampede this year, so make sure you try one if you are visiting.

Cowboy Wrangler Churro Burger

This new burger is an unexpected mix of sweet and savory elements, which come together in one meal. The burger contains melted American cheese, crispy fried onions, maple-flavored aioli, and a juicy beef patty. All of this is sandwiched between two buns that are made from churro batter. Of course, the bread is also coated with a light dusting of cinnamon sugar to top it all off. You can find this burger at Noodle Bar, which is located in the heart of the stampede.

Flaming Hot Cheetos Corndog

The Calgary Stampede is known for some of their outrageous food options. This corndog is rolled in a spicy jalapeno cheese sauce and then coated with flaming hot Cheetos, which give the classic carnival treat a fiery crunch in every bite. You can find this snack served at Coco’s Corndog.

Deep Fried Cauliflower Bites

The Calgary Stampede also ha vegan and vegetarian options as well. These cauliflower bites taste just like hot wings and can be served with a side of ranch dipping sauce if you like. They can be found at Mr. Vegetables in the park. Make sure you are looking out for these delicious vegetable treats!

Deep-Fried Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake On A Stick

The Calgary Stampede is known for having very peculiar deep-fried foods. This slice of chocolate swirl cheesecake has been deep-fried until perfection and then skewered onto a stick. It is also topped with whipped cream, icing sugar, and chocolate sauce. The best part is, you can walk around the stampede holding onto the treat like a Popsicle!

Caesar Ice Pop

This dessert may seem gross, but it is the quintessential Calgary Stampede treat. Calgary is the home of the Caesar, and now it can be purchased as a frozen snack. The classic cocktail, which is made from clamato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and pepper, can now be eaten! If you are looking to try something different, then the Caesar Ice Pop is the perfect treat for you.


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