Day Nine of Stampede 2010 features the finals of the Stampede Talent Search and the finals of the International Livestock Auctioneer Championships.

Here are the rest of the daily highlights, as well as the Day Eight results:

  • Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert: Two of country music’s hottest young performers will join forces Saturday evening. Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert played a significant role in the 2009 Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Lambert was a nominee in the Female Vocalist of the Year category, while Aldean performed his number one hit Big Green Tractor. The show starts at 7:30 in the Pengrowth Saddledome. Tickets are still available.
  • Pow Wow Competition: There is always lots going on at Indian Village. On Saturday at 3 p.m. stop by to see the adult Pow Wow competition. While there, try some bannock, shop for amazing hand-made jewelry and learn about the traditions of the five tribes in Treaty 7. Free with Park admission.
  • International Livestock Auctioneer Competition Finals: The fastest mouths in the west are at it again during the 22nd annual International Livestock Auctioneer Competition finals in the Big Top tent. Competitors will be judged on rhythm, clarity, voice control, and livestock knowledge, as well as their ability to spot bids and conduct a sale. The fun starts at 11 a.m. Free with Park admission.
  • Western Showcase: At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday stop by the Western Showcase in BMO Centre and watch the Dueling Chef competition finale. This popular area is the perfect way to relax, look around the many artists’ booths and unwind in the Western Oasis wine gardens. Free with Park admission.
  • Must-try Midway Food: Expand your taste buds with deep-fried Twinkies, deep-fried Snickers bars or deep-fried strawberry shortcake. Feeling extra adventurous? What about deep-fried jelly beans or even deep-fried dill pickles! A few other fun and crazy menu items to keep your eyes (and mouth!) open for are the hot beef sundae, taco-in-a-bag, meat pie, pulled pork sandwich, pork parfait, alligator pizza and cheddar nuggets.

On Stage:

  • Nashville North: Krysta Scoggins, Justin Ament, Hey Romeo, Jo Hikk
  • Coca-Cola Stage: The Heebee-jeebees, Terry Stokes, Crash Karma, Default
  • Saddledome Plaza Stage: Splash n’ Boots, Calgary Stampede Showband, Circo Comedia (new!), Treaty 7 First Nations dancers, Michael Harrison, Visiting Bands performance, Calgary Stampede Showband small ensembles, Recycled Percussion, A Band of Outriders

Day Eight results:

For more information on all the events and activities happening today at Stampede Park, as well as an up-to-date version of the daily events schedule, check out the Online Planner (PDF version here).