At the Calgary Stampede, we know great things happen when we work together. And great things have definitely been happening in Las Vegas this past week at the National Finals Rodeo.

While our bucking stock was showcasing the Stampede brand at the rodeo, a showcase of a different kind was taking place down the road in the midst of the largest NFR shopping and entertainment experience in the city. And the best part – was the Stampede smiles.

Louise Sprague and Brad Lorne (Draft Horse Town) volunteer at the CS Booth















Those incredible smiles, along with friendly greetings and thoughtful conversations were the most important part of the Calgary Stampede’s booth at Cowboy Christmas in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Many people walked up to the booth and mentioned that the Stampede is a ‘bucket list’ adventure for them. While they may know about the rodeo, concerts and midway, most have never had the opportunity to experience the true western hospitality of the Stampede family.

Calgary Stampede Princesses Jaden Holle and Jessica Wilson making a new friend














Thanks to volunteers representing nearly a dozen Stampede committees, the Queen and Princesses, the Indian Princess, and employees, thousands of rodeo enthusiasts were introduced to our Stampede family.

It should be noted that not only did the volunteers give freely of their time in order to share their enthusiasm for our city and the Calgary Stampede, but they chose to do it when on a personal vacation. Thank you for sharing your passion and community spirit with Las Vegas.

Jason Coxford and Gwen Fox are all smiles as they team up to greet rodeo fans






















Over the ten days of NFR, many questions were answered, stories shared and plans made in our Calgary Stampede booth. We sincerely hope we see many of our new friends in Calgary come July. And if you have any more questions – just ask.  We’re always happy to chat!

Cieran Starlight, Jessica Wilson, Lindsay Lockwood and Jaden Holle join Miss Rodeo America for a photo