From sweet to heat, the jaw-dropping flavours hitting the Midway at the Calgary Stampede this year are sure to tickle your taste buds. With new treats like Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls, Deep-fried Jell-O and delicious twists on classics like Funnel Cake Poutine, you’ll want to loosen your belt buckles and head on down to Stampede Park for all 10-days!
“We have 40 new innovative foods this year that push the envelope of traditional midway food,” says James Radke, Calgary Stampede midway operations manager.
All of our new dishes have been created exclusively for the Calgary Stampede and this might be your only chance to test your tongue on extreme foods, taste the trends and even chomp on Canadian-inspired eats. And remember, you can always please your palate on good ‘ol traditional Stampede classics!
Crispy Chicken Feet on a Stick
We dare you…
World’s Hottest Pizza
This pizza is HOT. Infused with ghost peppers, this pizza will have you running for a glass of water. Think you can handle the heat?
At a meter long, this sausage is one of a kind- topped with sautéed bell peppers, onions and a house sauce. This delicious value goes a long way!
Deep Fried Jell-O
Just when you thought it couldn’t be deep fried…we did it! Each ball is stuffed with Jell-O then deep fried, and sprinkled with a sweet powdered sugar!
Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls
Did you drool over the Big Pickle Dog last year and imagine what bacon would taste like wrapped around it? Well eat your hearts out for our new twist of the Big Pickle Dog…introducing the Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls. Wrapped sizzling juicy bacon around the hot dog and pickle, cut them in half, battered and then deep fried…each served on a stick.
Funnel Cake Poutine
A Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake with a Canadian twist, you can’t go wrong with cheese and gravy. Bringing the combination of sweet and savory to a whole new level!
The Cookie Dough-ne
Raw cookie dough in a waffle cone so that you can walk around eating as you go – complete with a made to order Stampede Halo made of Cotton candy, with sprinkles of course!
This is our best version of fusion cooking! Homemade Pie (or cake) in several flavours and hand scooped milkshakes, covered in whipped cream and topped with more delicious Pie!
Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies
We’re landing in Thailand this year to enjoy the fresh summer flavours of Chili and Lime with the new Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies. These mini perogies are topped with crispy panko crusted shrimp drizzled with sweet chili glaze and a spicy siracha mayo! All finished with crisp cucumbers and a mist of lime juice topped on a fluffy perogy.
Cereal Monster Sandwiches
This ice cream sandwich was made to be legendary! With a monster portion of ice cream, crushed between two cereal infused marshmallow squares, the size is second to the taste!
This is a Mexican Horchata taken to the next level with ice cold cinnamon Dulce rice milk, rimmed with toffee bits and then topped with whipped cream. Then we sprinkle more toffee bits, cinnamon toast crunch cereal and caramel drizzle.
Angry Chicken Sandwich
Breaded chicken breast, dressed with chipotle aioli and sweet & sour sauce, layered with crunchy coleslaw in a warm, soft brioche bun. This is a creation any foodie will love!
Rolled Ice Cream
The latest trend in frozen treats is coming to the 2017 Calgary Stampede! Thai Rolled Ice Cream is just what it sounds like: little delicious rolls of ice cream, packed into a cup, then topped with all the needed extras (whipped cream, graham crackers, strawberries, brownies and so much more). This Rolled Ice Cream treat can only be found in the International Pavilion!
A tempura nori taco shell loaded with sushi rice, California crab meat and topped with a tempura fried soft shell crab, drizzled with a special unagi and mango sauce.
Maple Bacon Artisan Donuts
We take our fresh warm Mini Donuts and top them with cinnamon and icing sugar, a delicious maple glaze and real chopped bacon! A perfect way to celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday! OH CANADA!
Unicorn White Hot Chocolate
Decadent creamy steamed white hot chocolate – surrounded in rainbow sour poppers, sprinkles, sugary stars, a ribbon rainbow tail and blanketed with a fluffy cotton candy cloud. This unicorn drink will leave you feeling magical!
Butter Chicken Bear Balls
These golden deep fried balls are smothered in a delicious butter chicken sauce, sprinkled with fresh cilantro and topped with a candy coated anise.
Our traditional thin crust flatbread pizza gets a new twist this year. Locally sourced, and sustainably grown, the slow roasted pulled rabbit is drizzled with organic dark honey over a layer of mouthwatering toppings.
Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog
Making it easy to get cheesy! We’re taking our award winning bacon wrapped foot-long hot dog and topping it with our homemade Bacon Mac N’ Cheese.
Maple Walnut Cotton Candy
Commemorating our countries 150 birthday, Maple Walnut Cotton Candy is truly unique. Made from real maple syrup and infused with chopped walnuts!
Hickory Smoked Cordon Bleu Stuffed Burger
Hickory smoked lean fresh ground beef patties perfectly stuffed with Swiss cheese and honey cured ham. This is the perfect blend, the smokiness of the beef, the stringiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the ham, all packed in an Angus beef patty served on a glazed fresh brioche bun.
Pineapple Express Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese went on a vacation and came back with this righteous combo! Traditional mac & cheese topped with diced ham, pineapple and a teriyaki reduction. ALOHA!
A waffle cone lined with house seasoning, filled with homemade corn chips, potatoes, chickpeas, onions and doused in yogurt and tamarind sauce.
Rain Drop Cake
Come sing in the rain with us! After you have our Rain Drop Cake, you’ll be singing for sure! This jiggly dessert is known for its unique appearance, texture and sensation that is savored in your mouth before it collapses into a crisp and cool drink of water. It is served with roasted soybean flour and black sugar syrup.
Who let the dogs out? – Poutine
Crispy golden fries smothered with authentic cheese curds and gravy, topped with grilled sliced wieners and cattleman’s sauce.
Unicorn Cookie Dough
Childhood dreams come true at the Calgary Stampede! No longer will you need to beg for some cookie dough, you will get to eat the entire bowl…with your own wooden spoon! Try all three flavors: Unicorn, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter.
The Texas Waffle
Southern fried chicken on a Texas-shaped waffle. Aged cheese and chopped jalapenos are freshly baked inside the waffle and to top it all off, thick sweet maple syrup is drizzled on top!
This new drink is bringing on the heat with the new feature lemonade: Chili Chill-Chill. Made with classic freshly squeezed lemonade that is infused with three different chili peppers and a hint of lime! The Chili Chill-Chill will heat you up and chill you down at the same time.
The Ruben Dog
Corn beef wrapped in Swiss cheese dipped in batter and fried to perfection…served with an aioli horseradish.
Clam Chowder Poutine
Try this incredible poutine! Creamy clammy goodness on top of crisp and piping hot cheesy French fries, garnished with crispy crab meat and parsley.
Dill Pickle Pizza
Dill infused pizza mixed with traditional crust and cheesy goodness! Topped with a juicy dill pickle!
Deep Fried Pork Belly
Thick slabs of pork belly, marinated for 24 hrs to perfection then deep fried, creating a crispy crunchy skin and juicy tender moist inside. Move over bacon there’s a new pork king at the Stampede!
The Troll Cotton Candy Ice Poppy
A cotton candy ice pop – all trolled up with a classic swirl of pink cotton candy, made to order!
The Tropical Bobster
The best lobster poutine there is! Juicy lobster, garnished with mango salsa and fresh coriander served on traditional crispy warm fries!
Cheese…is…BACK! It’s official, we are proud to announce the return of the famous deep-fried cheese for this year’s Stampede. With mouthwatering options from fried mozzarella sticks and hot and spicy jalapeño cheese to cheddar bites and of course Canadian cheese curds, our menu will have you saying ‘more cheese please!
It’s everyone’s favorite summer treat ice cream in a waffle cone, but with a new fun twist – not only is the ice cream rolled and mixed with your favorite toppings, it also comes in a waffle cone shaped as a taco and dipped in chocolate.
Mexican Corn – The Flamming Cheto
Traditional corn, with a Mexican twist!
Triple cooked fresh thick steak with grown frying potatoes specially cut topped with a range of chef created mayo based sauces.
Deep fried mashed potatoes…do we need to say more?
Corn Dog Fried Shrimp
Two giant skewered shrimp golden fried in our famous corndog king batter. The only question is mustard or cocktail sauce?
You don’t have to cram your whole foodie experience into one day! With the Stampede SuperPass you can have unlimited access to Stampede Park July 6 – 16 for just $39 plus tax. The SuperPass is available online starting May 22 at CalgaryStampede.com/superpass. Only available for a limited time until June 12, get yours before they’re gone!
Stay tuned for more food blogs and our annual Food Map coming soon!