Calgary Stampede Day 5: Recap, attendance trends and Kids Day

You can't see Rodeo Funnyman Brinson James hiding inside this barrel but if you could you would see him shaking just a bit as this bull named I'm Not Crazy gets a bit cozy after tossing its rider Jacob Gardner. SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Community Day at the Calgary Stampede was a big hit, as once again warm weather and pent-up demand drove people to the grounds.

The gates took in 124,467 on Tuesday, bringing the total 2022 attendance to 647,880.

Here’s how the crowd trends look compared to past years.

It was also the start of the Powwow competition at the Saddledome. On day one of the Indigenous celebration, teams competed in five dance categories: Men's & Women's Fancy, Men's & Women's Traditional, Men's Grass, Men's Chicken, and Women's Jingle.

Competitors are vying for $175,000 in cash and you can watch for free with your gate admission. It goes from 3 to 6 p.m. and finishes on Thursday.

Day 5 of the Calgary Stampede rodeo hit the infield dirt Tuesday (photos below) (results here) as did the Cowboys Rangeland Derby (photos also below) (results here). The rodeo began the Pool B part of their competition.

Wednesday on the Stampede Grounds

It’s BMO Kids Day on Wednesday and the temperatures are easing up a bit. That means we could see families making the decision to head on down to the Calgary Stampede to enjoy this year’s festivities.

Kids 12 and under are free all day and there’s a free pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Entry is free for everyone until 10 a.m. 

It's worth noting that yesterday, Midway food Chicken on a Stick was awarded the top new kids food.  In case you needed a bite to eat.

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