Just when you thought they’d brought you every kind of food possible, the Calgary Stampede comes up with something crazy and new. It’s become a tradition.
For this year’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth they’ve got a whole host of new fares (not fairs, get it), with 50 wild and wacky delights to keep the stomach satisfied.
Here’s a few of the new ones you’ll probably (maybe) enjoy:
- Deep fried banana peppers
- Greasy chicken hearts
- Bacon onion bombs
- Cricket Grilled Cheese
- Prairie oyster balls
- The Hangover mac and cheese
- Pop rock mini doughnuts
- Deep fried, bacon wrapped Reese’s cup (OK, this one sounds good)
- Giant squid on a stick
- KitKat fries
And obviously 40 more! Here’s the full list: https://www.calgarystampede.com/stampede/attractions/food
“When developing the new food list each year, we have one guiding principle; each new food should be an experience,” said James Radke, Midway Operations Manager at the Calgary Stampede, in a prepared release.
“If a new food offering evokes excitement, delight, nostalgia or thrill, that’s when we know we’ve done our job.”
We’re not sure about evoking nostalgia – I mean, have you ever really eaten greasy chicken hearts and had a good memory?
The Calgary Stampede runs from July 6 – 15 this year and you can still get your Calgary Stampede Superpass until June 11 for just $39 plus GST.
If you try the foods, you might not want to mix in too many rides. Just sayin’.