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Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede 2009

2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition

2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition

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With the 2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition well under-way, many are excited for this weekend when they will get the chance to visit the Exhibition portion of the event. The grounds officially opened today at noon. The festivities began with a pancake breakfast served at the Medicine Hat Lodge from 7AM to 10AM this morning where an estimated 2,500 people attended. There’s also another breakfast coming up on Friday if you missed this one – make sure you get the details in the guide supplied below.

Many people (like myself), wait until the weekend to enjoy all the festivals. This year it will be running until the 25th (Saturday). There’s plenty to do including rides, shopping, sightseeing, and don’t forget to spend a couple dollars trying to win overpriced stuffed animals! I’m a sucker for those coin pushing games, I probably spent like 25 dollars last year on them. How could I forget about the food? With a concession and/or food and drink place every couple steps you are sure to get your “eat” on. Some of my favourites include the real lemon aid stand with a side of Elephant Ears! Mmmm…

Already concluded in this years festivities was the Stampede Queen Contest, won this year by Candice Wutch followed up by Stacey Kading (crowned princess), and Cymara Shock. The event was on Saturday, July 18th and you can check out the Medicine Hat News video on the event here. Another one already finished is the annual Visual Arts Show which I sadly didn’t enter this year due to time. Dusty didn’t enter this year either; however, she won 1st place last year. I’ll post the results of that event here when I find them out. Most of the works should still be up though for viewing in the Cypress Centre – don’t quote me on that though.

There’s really too many events and things going on to talk about here though. If you want anymore information, please be sure to check out the official website, or grab yourself a PDF copy of the Stampede Event Guide 2009. Careful with the PDF. There’s some huge complex artwork included in it that brought my computer to a slowed halt. *Update* Alternatively, you may view Medicine Hat Media’s compressed computer-safe version here.

Official Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition Website (brace yourself for loud Country music)

Stampede starts on full stomach – Medicine Hat News by Alex McCuaig

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6 Responses to “Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede 2009”

  1. July 22nd, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Dusty says:

    I cannot wait until the petting zoo, it’s totally my favorite part and I have to wait a whole year for it. I also pretend that the meat farmers section is an extension to the petting zoo because of the very cute baby cows, how terrible of me.

  2. July 23rd, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Sean says:

    Taylor and I went last night. The petting zoo was much the same as it was last year, not that I really expected much else.

    We ate hot dogs, which felt like we were biting into air and a feeling of death came afterwards from how bad it went through both our systems.

    Rides were okay and I noticed a couple different things from last year. But parents should really pay attention to the “Your kid must be this tall to ride…”, we saw a couple kids as a result leave the ferris wheel line because they weren’t tall enough.

    So basically, don’t eat the food, except for mini donuts and lemonade.

  3. July 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Vaughn says:

    Order me 100 hot dogs, STAT!

  4. July 23rd, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Sean says:

    Not all of us have stomach’s of steel…

    Von, why don’t you save some burritos for later instead of eating them all?
    Nope, can’t do that.
    /4 burritos later.

  5. July 23rd, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Well there’s only so much you can expect from a hot dog I guess. Especially air and death hot dogs!

  6. July 24th, 2009 at 12:34 AM

    Trevor says:

    I enjoyed the first Rodeo in Medicine Hat – an awsome shaw I won’t miss it from now on, then I checked some Euro Food on Stampede Grounds: some very tasty, no-skin little sausages melting in your mouth or a three-cheese pie…yummy.
    As good as the fresh lemonade on another stand…
    I also really liked the two well-ventilated and cooled exibition stands, and the Snowbirds flying above Medicine Hat.

    A great first Stampede day – and I’m looking forward for the Grand Funk Railroad show!

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