Grab those Stetsons and shine off the cowboy boots, because Canada’s biggest stampede is back. While the focus may be on the rodeo, music and shopping, we’re signing up for all of the delicious midway food. Well, most of it, anyway.
The Calgary Stampede, which runs this year from July 3-12, features some of the weirdest foods we’ve seen on a midway to date, mostly because of this year’s signature buzz-item, the cockroach pizza. But that’s not the only fresh offering we may be daring enough to try. Check out all of these crazy concoctions for yourself…if you dare.
The 10 craziest foods you’ll find at the Calgary Stampede this year
Jalapeno Poutine Mini Donut BowlForget fries; donuts are the star in this poutine-like concoction with a spicy twist.
Vendor: Cin City Donuts The Calgary Stampede
Footlong Pizza DogIt’s a pizza! It’s a hot dog! It’s a footlong hotdog inside a pizza bun, with traditional pizza toppings! Be sure to walk for a bit after consuming this puppy.
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Glazed Donut Grilled CheeseWho needs bread when you have glorious, heart-clogging donuts instead?
Vendor: The Big Cheese The Calgary Stampede
Biggest Dog on a StickFeeling extra hungry? This corndog features not one, not two, not three, but four hot dogs. On a stick, of course.
Vendor: Chicken Tenders The Calgary Stampede
Cockroach PizzaYou read that right. This adventurous pizza isn’t for the faint of heart. Not with crunchy, seasoned insects serving as the piece de resistance.
Vendor: Rick’s Pizza The Calgary Stampede
Peanut Butter KabobA peanut butter and jelly sandwich, separated by three peanut butter cups, battered and deep-fried. This stick would make Elvis proud…
Vendor: The Peanut Butter Cupboard The Calgary Stampede
Mini Donut PopsicleMini donuts and frozen dulce caramel cream combine in a gourmet, Family Freezed ice pop for a pop of heaven.
Vendor: Family Squeezed Lemonade - Ice Cream The Calgary Stampede
Dragon Dog ($100 Hotdog)The most expensive hotdog in the world (according to the Guinness Book of Records) is a foot-long dog infused with cognac Louis XIII ($3,000 per bottle) and topped with Kobe beef, truffle oil, fresh lobster tail, and finished with truffles, tomatoes and ricotta cheese.
Vendor: Dougiedog Diner Truck The Calgary Stampede
Red Velvet Chicken StripsCan’t decide if you feel like cake or chicken? Why not try both? These fried strips are battered in – you guessed it! – red velvet cake batter before getting a second douse of delicious hot oil.
Vendor: Pub Grub The Calgary Stampede
Cactus BurgerVegetarians don’t need to get prickly over the midway fare thanks to this option. Cactus leaf, black beans, provolone cheese, roasted garlic mayo, roasted red peppers, sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, caramelized onions and tomatoes combine for this feast.
Vendor: Gourmet Burgers The Calgary Stampede