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Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00am until 4:00pm
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds Kinplex Kin Social Room
A great variety of local area vendors including:
- Runwayz Boutique
- Never Too Much Jewellery
- Pat’s Sweets and Treats
- Charm Me Women’s Accessories
- Toe Business Airbrushing and More (Airbrush Toes & Tattoos, Feather & Hair Extensions)
- Ayen Beads and Prints Collection
- Appeeling Apples
- Gold Canyon
- Juice Plus
… more to be announced!
Great Gift Ideas … and much more!
For further info please contact Angela at (403) 866-9299.
This weekend is usually associated with the largest amount of traffic heading to the Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition, even if it has been “officially” opened for two days now. I am grateful, for one, that most of the events are mirrored from Wednesday/Thursdays to Friday/Saturday for us that have to work. Even so, no matter when you head out, or if you already have, the exhibition to most is about the rides, the games, food, live performances, shopping, animals and most importantly, the fun – which you can experience any time during the annual 4 day extravaganza.
Also, I love the coin pusher games. So satisfying.
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede has just recently got a much-needed face-lift on their old site. Although the old website gave visitors what they needed, it was hard to navigate and confusing to find specific things. The new build, developed and designed by TriCube Media boasts a much stronger western feel but keeping true to the red and blue of the known brand. It features all the same content, but a larger focus on photography and events. As this is the slow season for the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede workers, I would expect a lot more content to show up on the site over the next month(s).
Also, as you may have noticed, Jim Tennant, Corp. Develp. Mktg. of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede has started to post on Medicine Hat Media, which is awesome by the way.
The 2011 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Nightshows lineup has been revealed.
Charlie Daniels Band
July 27th, 2011
July 28th, 2011
July 30th, 2011
Individual night show tickets go on sale February 1st, 2011. Click on the poster to get more details.
Just a reminder that next Thursday, December 2nd is our Olde Tyme Christmas on the Stampede Grounds in Pioneer Village.
FREE admission, hot dogs, hot chocolate, hay rides, and candy canes.
With a visit from Santa and Rroary the Tiger, plus choirs from Eagle Butte and Crestwood schools and the “Town Crier”. Be sure to also take in the Olde Tyme Christmas Market in the Cypress Centre.
Yes, I know we are a bit late on this, judging from the fireworks that kept me up last night. Medicine Hat Stampede 2010 has officially launched with the pancake breakfast that happened yesterday morning at the Medicine Hat Lodge. This year, it is taking place from July 28th to the 31st featuring music performances by Travis Tritt, Little River Band, and LeAnn Rimes (view more information on those), the professional rodeo (more info), rides, gambling, food, animals, and fun!
For me though, the Medicine Hat Stampede has always been about the food, petting zoo and of course, the coin pushers (the softest form of gambling ever).
I’m just going to come right out and say I’ve never been to a night show at the Stampede. Mainly because it always seemed like the Stampede Committee had an affinity for booking a series of washed up one-hit wonders. But, I am happy to announce that this pattern has been broken!
LeAnn Rimes will be gracing the grandstand with her presence next July, along with Travis Tritt and the Little River Band. Okay, so its a small step up but its a start right? LeAnn Rimes is an enormous leap from many of the lack-lustre headliners we’ve had in the past and Travis Tritt’s mullet will surely be a crowd pleaser. But possibly the best part of the three night extravaganza will be the Little River Band’s Australian accents. All jokes aside, all three bands are incredibly talented and the night shows this year are going to be fantastic I’m sure.
Yet another surprise improvement is the ability to purchase E-tickets. The inconvenience of buying tickets through the stampede office is no more, unless you’re into that kind of thing, in which case I’m sure the office will still be selling tickets. Unfortunately the E-ticket process has been a but hit or miss as of late, but don’t worry, tickets can still be purchased the old-fashioned way.
Tickets for LeAnn Rimes ring in at $50, Travis Tritt can be enjoyed for $40, and Little River Band hold great value at $30. As usual packages to all three shows can be purchased as well for $100 during the Christmas Season, but you better buy them up quick since the price will increase to $110 by April 1st and to $120 by June 1st. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am this morning at the site below. Best of luck to you all as you endeavor to see the best Night Shows Medicine Hat has had to offer thus far!
Videos after The Jump:
I’m a little late on mentioning this massive live performance, as most of you probably already know about it, but the event coordinator did give me an email, so I will oblige. Canadian-born Sean Kingston will be performing live in the Cypress Centre on September 30th (located on the Stampede grounds). The concert, like most big ones in the city, is presented by My96FM and tickets are available by phone call at 403-527-1234 or online here.
Even though it’s not entirely my most listened to type of genre, I admit, I’m a sucker for “autotune” and electronic beats/rhythm, mix that with some reggae fusion and you have Sean Kingston’s “Fire Burning” single, which I add, I do personally think is quite catchy.
YouTube: Sean Kinston – “Fire Burning” (Embedding was disabled)
Collective Soul is coming to Medicine Hat on October 20, 2009 and they will be rocking up the Cypress Centre at the Stampede Grounds.
I have not listened to Collective Soul in years years, but still listen to a few songs every now and then when they come on the radio. I used to listen to them all the time way back in the day when I used to play Starcraft and Alt-Tab to chat on ICQ (around 1998 or 1999), even before I met Vaughn and got into Punk Rock from his musical influence.
Collective Soul will no doubt be playing some of their bigger hits at the show, including “Run”, which is probably their most recognizable song.
Tickets are $42.50 and available at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede website: http://tickets.mhstampede.com.
New Years Eve live recording of “Run”:
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)
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