150 Ways to Start Your Stampede Downtown

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1 Wake up and check out the full entertainment line up at www.stampede-downtownattractions.com
2 Tune your radio to your favourite station early each morning to find out what’s happening at Fluor Rope Square.
3 Have a ton of Stampede fun at our events because they are all free!
4 Bring a neighbour down for a pancake.
5 Pack your backpack with sunscreen, sunglasses, a jacket and umbrella for the weather changes.
6 Feed your dog in case you don’t make it home early.
7 Hop on the LRT and head to Fluor Rope Square.
8 Listen to Nashville recording star Drew Gregory and his band as they get the party started.
9 Smell the 500 pounds of bacon cooking each morning!
10 Look for the volunteers that squeegee away the puddles after a rain.
11 See all the different patterns that our Clowns wear.
12 Head to the Information Booth early and get tickets to take your guests on an Old Time Rig ride.
13 Time the volunteer team on how long it takes to make 50 gallons of pancake batter.
14 Listen to some great live country music.
15 Debate the merits of bacon in or bacon out in your pancake.
16 Say “Howdy” to the person beside you as you wait for your pancake to cook.
17 Watch Dusty the Clown do the splits!
18 Grab a spot in the shade at Fluor Rope Square.
19 Chat with a volunteer as we are all wearing name tags.
20 Play pat-a-cake with a clown.
21 See how long it takes to hand out the first 150 pancakes.
22 Get your photo taken beside an authentic Chuckwagon.
23 Brake-in those new cowboy boots walking down Stephen Avenue Mall.
24 Stop in at an Information Booth to learn more about the scheduled events.
25 Visit different farm animals at the petting zoo.
26 Enjoy watching the mini parade of First Nations.
27 Catch performances by various artists who will be at Fluor Rope Square.
28 Get a photo taken with a Clown.
29 Learn the history behind Chuckwagons.
30 Have a pancake from a Fluor Smokie Station along Stephen Avenue Mall.
31 See all the Fluor Square Dance guys and gals dressed in their colorful western wear!
32 Grab a partner and get hooked into an Incredi-Pull harness.
33 See how many clowns you can hug in one day.
34 Taste a pancake out of the back of a real Chuckwagon.
35 Follow @CS_DTA on Twitter for all of the latest fun and excitement at Fluor Rope Square.
36 Find out how many people it takes to make a square (dance)!
37 Test your own horse power at the Incredi-Pull.
38 Get a photo with a Chuckwagon Driver.
39 Look for the feather headdresses that the First Nations wear.
40 Be surprised when you see the Clown that wears all the colored bandanas!
41 Sign up for the Lammle’s Hat Stomp Contest and compete to win the belt buckle for the most tattered cowboy hat!
42 Follow square dance tradition, honour your partner with a bow and also bow to your corner.
43 Have your picture taken with an 8 foot tall Canada Goose.
44 Get an autograph from a veteran Chuckwagon Driver.
45 Roll past the Calgary Tower screaming YAHOO to the crowd in an Old Time Rig buggy!
46 Keep hydrated by filling your own container at the water buggy.
47 Count how many Mascots you see on Stephen Avenue Mall.
48 Come see Dolly and Reba who are the mules that pull a wagon for Old Time Rigs.
49 Hear live Square Dance calling.
50 Giggle when you see all the colored hair and hats worn by our Clowns!
51 Have a Mascot Cowboy “get down on one knee”.
52 Visit a Radio Cruiser at Fluor Rope Square.
53 Drop your recyclables in our bins located at Fluor Rope Square.
54 Hear the jingling sounds of the First Nations dancers.
55 Try your hand in the Fluor Flapjack Flipping Contest!
56 Hear the clip clop of the Old Time Rig horses as they parade through the tunnels downtown.
57 Come see the Calgary Stampede Royalty and the Indian Princess.
58 Listen to the Keister Family Fiddlers perform your favorite country songs.
59 Watch the Old Time Rigs parade down Stephen Avenue Mall.
60 Come get close with the goats from Butterfield Acres.
61 Catch the performance by ONCUE at Fluor Rope Square.
62 Get Calgary Stampede ink branded.
63 Hear the live band at Fluor Square Dance.
64 Ride in a buggy or wagon with Old Time Rigs.
65 Ask Snickers the Clown what her favourite treat is.
66 Appreciate all the handy work that goes into the beading, hides and weaving of the First Nations clothing.
67 Look out for the official Calgary Stampede float!
68 Make a new Facebook friend riding in a horse drawn wagon.
69 Thank a Fluor volunteer for serving pancakes.
70 See how the First Nations blanket and saddle their horses.
71 Meet our Bull Mascot on wheels.
72 Perfect your do-si-do at Fluor Square Dance!
73 Relax on a patch of grass while watching all the entertainment at Fluor Rope Square or on the video board.
74 Ride down River Front Avenue in an Old Time Rig.
75 Pick up your Calgary Stampede Daily Events Guide at one of our many Information Booths.
76 Look for Lilydale’s Chuckwagon at Fluor Rope Square.
77 Drop your name off at an Information Booth if you are interested in volunteering.
78 Listen to the Fluor Square Dance Caller and form a star!
79 Take a picture with a collection of Mascots.
80 Find out what a horse’s favorite treat is while riding the Old Time Rigs.
81 Catch performances by Wyatt who will be at Fluor Rope Square.
82 See how many steps you get on your Fitbit by checking out the Fluor Square Dancers then line dancing in Fluor Rope Square.
83 Identify which Mascots need to wear a hat.
84 After your first square dance, swing with a new partner!
85 Notice all the different colors in the First Nations clothing.
86 Shake hands with Jake the Fluor Cowboy Mascot.
87 Post your selfie in Fluor Rope Square on Facebook for all to see.
88 Don’t forget to enter your name in the Fluor Daily Draw.
89 Offer to take a photo for some tourists.
90 Count the number of black or white horses during the First Nations parade.
91 Catch the performance by Olivia Wik who will be at Fluor Rope Square.
92 Learn the Virginia Reel at Fluor Square Dance.
93 Hug a Beaver Mascot!
94 Ask volunteers where they come from.
95 Cheer on the contestants of the Lammle’s World Championship Hat Stomping Contest.
96 Listen to the huge drum the First Nations use for the Friendship Dance.
97 Join hands and circle to the left and to the right while square dancing.
98 Find the Mascot who carries a baby chick.
99 Locate the First Aid truck if required.
100 Find out how many horses participate in the Old Times Rigs parade.
101 Meet a member of the RCMM (Royal Canadian Mounted Moose)!
102 Enjoy a drum-off competition and cheer on your favourite team!
103 Visit Fluor Square Dance to find out what allemande left is.
104 Listen to some interesting historical facts about our city on the Old Time Rig Ride.
105 Notice the special bond between the Old Time Rig Outriders and their horses.
106 Identify which Mascots need to wear glasses.
107 Yell “YAHOO” to the office towers as you glide past on a downtown Old Time Rig Ride.
108 Learn a new dance at Fluor Square Dance called the Dip and Dive!
109 Enter the Social Media contest at www.stampede-downtownatttactions.com to win a great Stampede experience package.
110 Participate in a friendship dance with the Seven Treaty Nations!
111 Post a selfie from the back of a horse drawn carriage.
112 Admirably watch as our volunteers poop-n-scoop after the horses leave Fluor Rope Square.
113 Sing along to Red River Valley with the Caller at Fluor Square Dancing.
114 Watch our First Nations demonstrate their traditional dances.
115 Say “Hi” to the Announcer at Fluor Rope Square.
116 Learn some new dance moves with the Chinook Country Line Dancers.
117 Count how many City Policemen ride motorcycles in our mini Parades.
118 Catch performances by High Stepping Daddy at Fluor Rope Square.
119 Find the Mascot who wears a pendant with a picture of another Mascot.
120 Enjoy a marching band perform at Fluor Rope Square!
121 Come do the actions to the C A L G A R Y song with the Fluor Square Dancers.
122 Smile at everyone you meet and have fun.
123 Have your picture taken with Jackie the Fluor Mascot.
124 Watch as three local chefs compete to create a historical prairie dish.
125 Spot the orange safety vests on the Coordinating volunteers.
126 Visit with the volunteers in the major hotels and receive information.
127 Look for our photographer, Allan Baxter, snapping your photo.
128 Witness a good old fashion gun fight.
129 Count your steps as you walk the downtown core taking in all the Stampede action.
130 Wear your ‘western duds’ everywhere.
131 Look for a volunteer wearing a service pin to see how long they have been volunteering.
132 Tip your cowboy hat and wave to the tourists.
133 Get your lunch at one of the food trucks and listen to the entertainment.
134 Count the number of inflatables at Fluor Rope Square.
135 Find the recyclable containers and do your part to be green.
136 See the rocking motion of the stage coach travelling in the mini parade.
137 Find out what ‘road apples’ are but don’t taste them!
138 Keep your eyes peeled for out-of-town Rodeo Royalty.
139 Taste one of the 30,000 pancakes made from 150 gallons of batter.
140 Locate the two ‘little clowns’ Normal Nut and Cashew.
141 Be patient if you are caught in a road block while the Old Time Rigs or First Nations go by.
142 Return on the last Saturday to watch the finalists compete to win a belt buckle in the Lammle’s Hat Stomp Contest.
143 Get your picture taken with the Stampede Queen and Princesses.
144 Thank a Calgary City Policeman or Security Guard.
145 Sing ‘Happy Trails’ with the Fluor Square Dancers.
146 Let country music singer Amy Nelson entertain you on the stage at Fluor Rope Square.
147 Welcome a tourist to Calgary!
148 Determine if the good guys win the old fashioned gun fight!
149 Look to the sky and see the Calgary Tower!
150 Shout out a big “YAHOOO” as you leave downtown and head to Stampede Park!