MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is steeped in tradition and remains true to its roots of western heritage while embracing excitement here in the city.Mark your calendar for the annual Exhibition and Stampede held July 25-28. Our fabulous festival celebrates Western Heritage and Values and has been celebrated in Medicine Hat since 1887, making it one of Alberta’s oldest events!The Stampede kicks off with a Western Dance on July 14 complete with live entertainment plus the crowning of the Stampede Queen and Princess. Mark your calendars for July 23 when the Stampede Summer Jam takes the stage! Local musicians will put on a show like no other, right here on the Stampede grounds!July 26 is the annual parade! Watch the brightly animated floats, colorful costumes, horses of all breeds, and marching bands from near and far as they travel through Medicine Hat.Don’t miss the exciting atmosphere of West Coast Amusements on the Stampede grounds, an old family tradition enjoyed by the whole family from six to sixty! There are carnival games, the Stampede Tradeshow, the Cactus Saloon, Beer Gardens, Petting Zoo, Agricultural displays, Photography, Arts & Crafts displays, Free Entertainment on three stages and so much more! Visit Country in the City, which offers demonstrations daily. Little wranglers will love getting up close and personal at the petting zoo. Take a stroll through beautiful Pioneer Village and engage in some great conversation with interpreters about days gone by!The Ranch Horse competition and sale is Friday July 27, showcasing ranch etiquette of our equine friends.Methanex Kiddies Day happens Friday July 27, children 12 & under get in free from noon until 3pm. Featuring face painting, scavenger hunts, bouncy castles and fun activities for children. There will be so many shining smiles and laughter in Pioneer Village.Our annual livestock show is December 14 and 15 – the Beef Pen Show & Cowboy Christmas Tradeshow is growing! You’ll get a chance to come out and see Commercial and Purebred breeders show off their best!