Calgary, AB – The free, family-friendly fun of the Calgary Stampede’s Aggie Days will be bringing the farm to the city for everyone to enjoy, April 5-9.
After settling into its new home in the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park, the popular annual event is now expanding to include the agriculture barn. This means there will be even more adorable animals of all shapes and sizes, from newborn lambs to massive draft horses!
The first three days of Aggie Days are reserved exclusively for pre-registered school groups, with doors opening to the public on the weekend, Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. Approximately 40,000 people are expected to come out and share in the fun.
Included in the excitement on Saturday, April 8, is Clock, Stock and Barrel, the fast-paced action of stock dog trials. The event begins bright and early, with the first round taking place from 8-11 a.m. The second round is from noon-3 p.m., with the finals beginning at 3:15 p.m.
On Sunday, April 9, see the incredible trust between horse and rider in the Calgary Stampede Spring Extreme Cowboy Race. Each pair must maneuver through a series of obstacles, demonstrating the rider’s horsemanship skills and the horse’s athletic ability and speed. The Non-Pro class of the Extreme Cowboy race begins at noon with the Open class to follow.
Admission is FREE for all visitors! For more information, please visit: Calgary Stampede Aggie Days.
Family Fun Days:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
See more at calgarystampede.com