The Calgary Stampede is formally again on this yr, and whereas the occasion could look just a little completely different in 2021, we’ve rounded up an inventory of issues we hope to see, do, and eat on the halfway.
This week, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney confirmed that the July occasion can be allowed to occur, and North American Halfway Leisure, the corporate that brings rides, video games, and meals distributors to the halfway, has stated that they plan to be on the Stampede this yr.
The Stampede has already introduced that the chuckwagon races aren’t going to be occurring in 2021, and Paul Brandt gained’t be performing in the course of the Grandstand Present. Nevertheless, particulars round what different features of the occasion, together with the halfway, could seem like have but to be launched.
The Calgary Stampede says that visitor and worker security is prime of thoughts, and among the issues we’ve come to count on in the course of the 10-day occasion could also be completely different this yr.
“Particular experiences, actions and operations will proceed to flex and adapt primarily based on the evolving state of affairs and the steerage offered instantly by Alberta Well being,” stated the Stampede in a information launch.
We’re unsure what the 2021 Calgary Stampede will carry, however we all know it’s certain to be epic. Listed below are the highest issues we hope to see on the halfway this yr.
Whereas this chairlift-style experience might not be essentially the most thrilling of the halfway sights, it’s at all times enjoyable to take a break from the crowds and cruise above all of it, getting a much bigger image of Stampede Park and snooping on the motion beneath.
Arguably one of many issues that the Calgary Stampede is most well-known for, these bite-sized treats seem yearly, including some cinnamon sugar goodness to a day on the rodeo.
As a result of who doesn’t wish to drive round and crash into their family and friends?
Like it or hate it, this nausea-inducing experience is a Stampede staple – possibly simply experience it BEFORE you eat your weight in mini donuts.
It wouldn’t be a halfway with out some “skill-testing” video games, and we’re at all times blissful to spend means an excessive amount of time and cash making an attempt to beat the system and win an enormous stuffed animal.
For middle-of-the-road thrill seekers, this rollercoaster is an ideal match. Providing excessive speeds and spinning automobiles with none dramatic drops or loop-the-loops, Loopy Mouse is a traditional halfway experience.
‘Pede is understood for its loopy edible concoctions, and the 2021 halfway meals lineup hasn’t been introduced simply but, however we’re positive there are certain to be some extraordinary choices for our stomachs.
Earlier years have featured gadgets like deep fried Jell-O, rabbit pizza, “Pineapple Categorical” mac and cheese, smoking charcoal ice cream, a “Monster Bug Bowl”, and the “Octo-Lolly”.
The Ferris wheel
One other Stampede experience that will not provide the most important thrills, but it surely offers riders an opportunity to take a seat down and loosen up underneath a plastic umbrella whereas nonetheless partaking within the motion. The Ferris wheel is the right spot to catch a novel angle of the Stampede’s well-known fireworks present.
Expertise the sensation of flying and get a superb view of Stampede Park on the identical time! The swings take you excessive above all of it, giving riders a 360º take a look at the grounds and downtown Calgary.