Saddle Up for the Calgary Stampede and Win A FREE YETI Cooler
The legendary Calgary Stampede is back for 2022 and “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” is set to make it one of the best years yet. Taking place July 8th-17th, 2022, Cowboy Lifestyle Network is proud to partner with YETI as they prepare to take on the Calgary Stampede.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede is positioned around a beautiful landscape in which is located in the midst of 30 acres of beautiful riverfront property in the heart of Calgary. Furthermore, the culturally diverse groups of people that visit this region make the Calgary Stampede a monumental gathering of cowboys, cowgirls, locals, and all kinds of tourists visiting from various countries around the globe.
There’s just something about the Calgary Stampede that sets itself apart from any other rodeo in the world. After all, the Stampede dates back to the late 19th Century when agricultural fairs and festivals began to take place each year.
Calgary held its very first rodeo in the year of 1912, which was created and founded by an American cowboy entrepreneur named Guy Weadick who worked extremely hard to “promote the Wild West and cowboy lifestyle in Calgary”, according to Calgary Stampede’s Historical Committee. His hard work as a cowboy in the rugged lifestyle showed exactly where his heart, mind, and soul were throughout his life of the event and we still see that dedication alive today.
Catch YETI On-Scene at the Calgary Stampede
When you are planning out your itinerary, make sure to add the YETI booth to your schedule for your chance at winning a FREE YETI cooler! You can find the YETI booth at the Calgary Stampede Indoor Market Place in booth number 806 to sign up for your free chance to win!
In addition to having a chance at winning a free cooler, with your first purchase at the YETI booth, your first beverage is on YETI. This has got to be one of the sweetest deals at the Calgary Stampede and if you are looking for some custom Calgary Stampede drinkware, then you can add this to your wishlist because YETI will be selling Official Calgary Stampede Drinkware all week.
Which YETI Ambassadors Will be in Calgary?
Great question! Of course, in the world of rodeo, anything can happen but here is who we have the inside scoop on as of right now. As far as contestants go, you can expect to see the one and only Shad “Money” Mayfield, who is currently sitting number two in the World Standings, and steer wrestler, Tyler Pearson, who is the 2017 Steer Wrestling World Champion and 5x NFR Qualifier. If you’re a Luke Branquinho fan, then get excited, because Luke is going to be an official commentator for the rodeo all week long!
I didn’t realize this, but YETI has been partnering with the Calgary Stampede since 2016, so this will be their sixth year partnering with this legendary event. YETI will also be the Award Sponsor, which means that each day after the performance there will be a broadcast presentation of the awards on top of YETI coolers that will go to all of the winners of the rodeo that day!
YETI isn’t just a fan favorite at the Calgary Stampede, they are also well-loved by the competitors and the entire committee as they host the hospitality tent at the rodeo for the committee as well as contestants and their families. One of the things we love most about working with YETI is that they care about the community they serve. It isn’t just about providing its customers with amazing merchandise but also having an authentic connection with the western community they serve.
Calgary Stampede Schedule Highlights
If you’re looking for activities to add to your schedule, I have you covered. Check out all of the schedule highlights below.
The heartbeat of the Calgary Stampede! This premier event, features cowboys and cowgirls from all around North America competing in barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, saddle bronc, bareback riding, and everyone’s favorite, bull riding! This year, competitors will be competing for over $1.5 million in prize money. The rodeo takes place at 1:30 pm in the Grandstands each day.
The Evening Show
Once the rodeo is over, make sure to get up, stretch your legs, grab a beer and some Midway Food then make sure to come back to catch the Evening Show. The Rangeland Derby takes place each night and once the last chuckwagon crosses the finish line, the Bell Grandstand Show leaves the audience in awe with song, dance, and acrobatics. The Evening Show ends with a grand finale of spectacular fireworks. The evening show is the pinnacle of the Calgary Stampede and needs to be seen at least once during your trip!
Concerts & Entertainement
With three different stages, one major headliner, and the all-too-popular Stampede Showband, there is no shortage of musical entertainment during your stay in Calgary. You can find a full schedule of their music for the week here. In addition to music, there is also the Calgary Stampede Powwow, which takes place July 12-14 and features competitive dancing, drumming, singing, and a showcase of other Indigenous performances. As the list of things keeps growing, you can’t forget about the parade, which this year will be led by Yellowstone actor, Kevin Costner, taking place July 8th at 9 am. For a full list of attractions, make sure to check out Calgary Stampede’s website for all the details!
A huge thanks to YETI for being an ongoing supporter of the Calgary Stampede and from all of us here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network, we hope to see you in Calgary!