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Medicine Hat Stampede & ExhibitionThis 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.

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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).

Way back, The Evenstar also did a post about the Night Show Line-up here.

Medicine Hat News: “Hatters ready to Stampede in style” by Angus Henderson
CJCY 102.1 The Lounge: “Hatters Line Up To Invade Stampede Grounds

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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


The Snowbirds will be buzzing in Medicine Hat tomorrow, July 23rd. They were supposed to fly through the area during the Stampede Parade but had scheduling conflicts. Look to the skies above the Stampede grounds at about 5PM.

Snowbirds via http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/

Snowbirds via http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/


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