Yeehaw! Eating Around the Stampede

July 17, 2011

Yesterday a good friend of mine headed to Calgary for the day, a much needed day of fun. We were there for the Katy Perry concert but also spent the afternoon walking around the world famous Calgary Stampede. She had never been so it was a must that we checked it out! 

The highlight of our time there was the food, but we also watched some of the crazy rides, laughed at the silly game prizes and wandered through some of the agricultural barns. The highlight for me was stumbling across the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club.  I have a huge love for rabbits, I used to have one but had to give him up and am really wishing I could get another one. This was the most random, bizarre, adorable thing I have ever witnessed. Who knew it existed?!

Hoop Hopping

After watching the super-bunnies do their thing for a few minutes we decided to try some of the crazy Stampede food. First up, deep fried Oreos. Wow. We only got one order of them to share, which was a good thing, any more than that we would have been incredibly sick. They were pretty delish though.

Aims + Bex + Deep Fried Oreos

Soon enough it was time for dinner – it was SO hard to choose what to eat with all the choices and different aromas tempting our taste buds. I really wanted to eat something that I wouldn’t eat normally given that I try and maintain a fairly healthy diet. Today though, I was going all out. Once we saw the booth, the choice was easy – La Poutinerie!

There was so many different choices on types of poutine to get – breakfast poutine, Mexican poutine, Italian poutine. My choice was easy, hot dog poutine! Aims followed suit.

Hot Dog Poutine!

We called it quits on the food until after the concert but there were still a few snacks on our minds to pick up after the show. The number one was the fried pickles we saw someone eating while in line for the poutine. It felt like we were stuck in a game of Frogger dogging the crowds after the show trying to find the booth that made the pickles. On our search a sudden thunderstorm hit and we had to hide out under the smallest awning ever suddenly while we were hit with a torrential downpour and even hail.

It was so cold and we got soaked – but we couldn’t stop laughing at how ridiculous the situation was. Thankfully the storm only lasted around 10 minutes and we managed to find the pickles!


We had ALMOST decided that was enough food for the day until we walked by the same booth that had the deep fried Oreos and were temped by the frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. We both got one and of course giggled the entire time about how funny these banana’s on sticks looked – we’re mature like that. Those photos won’t be posted :p

There were so many other weird and interesting things that we could have ate, which is probably a good thing we were only there for one day. Things like corn on the cob, foot long hotdogs, waffle sausages, bacon waffle sticks, pizza on a stick, aligator pizza (almost tried that), and deep fried anything you want. It’s nuts! Definitely a food experience everyone needs to try sometime. The other stuff there is pretty cool too 😉

It was a long drive home with that food coma, but we made it and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you miss Aimee for the fun, food and laughs!

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    July 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I feel ill just looking at the food pictures.

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    July 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    looks like a blast! my bf and his friends almost drove over to the stampede on friday, but decided to go camping instead!

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    Allison @ Food for Healing
    July 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    i have never been!
    i like the poutine choices, thatd be awesome to try!

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    Danielle (Shrinking and Studying)
    July 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Mmmmm…. I want poutine…

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