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29 Signs It's Stampede Week In Calgary

YaaaaHoooo!

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You've been counting down the days and it's here! IT'S FINALLY HERE! STAMPEDE WEEK!

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And you know it's Stampede Week when:

1. Horses casually appear in the middle of downtown.

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2. Your office's decor starts to feature bales of hay and wagon wheels.

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3. You've walked through the mall and there's been a "Stampede Fashion" display.

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Complete with more bales of hay.

4. You've eaten pancakes every day for a week.

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And never paid for them once ;)

5. Because you're never far from a Stampede Breakfast.

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6. You've sorted through your closet for anything remotely "western" looking.

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10 year old denim vest? That'll do.

7. Or you've gone legit and treated yourself to some brand new cowboy boots.

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Because they're an investment if you live in YYC.

8. Local morning shows have segments about how to wear flannel shirts.

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Or rather, how to still have a cowboy-ish vibe without looking like a d-bag.

*Harder than it sounds to achieve.

9. Calgary businesses have gone all "western-themed".

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And coffee beans wear cowboy hats because why not?

10. Stores play ONLY country music the entire week.

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Sing it with me! ♫ I've got friends in low places ♫

11. This reminder is actually needed.

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For some people.

*Don't be those people.

12. Howdy and Yaaahooo! are just part of the daily vernacular.

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13. Your friends start dressing their babies like mini-cowboys because "you can't start them too young".

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14. "It's Stampede week" is a completely legitimate reason as to why nothing's being done at work.

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The city is on unofficial holiday.

15. Not only is it acceptable to wear jeans to work, you pretty much HAVE TO wear jeans to work.

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And cowboy boots. A a cowboy hat. Get on it.

16. It's the only time of the year that it's okay to tuck your shirt into your jeans—but only if you have a sweet belt buckle.

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17. The Midway is basically the same every year and you still feel a swoosh of excitement at the sight of it.

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18. And you have a yearly goal to try to time it perfectly so that you're on the top of the ferris wheel when the fireworks start.

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And it works at least once.

19. White tents are suddenly called "saloons".

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20. You've tried to ride the mechanical bull after one-too-many shots of Jack Daniels.

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21. Your Instagram feed looks like this:

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22. You've eaten an undefinable amount of mini doughnuts.

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23. AND you've eaten a turkey leg.

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24. AND some delicious concoction you will ONLY find on the Midway.

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What? This week—Stampede. Next week—P90X.

25. You've had some surprisingly deep conversations with random Calgarians after you leave the Cowboys tent.

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26. You've been involved in some kind of line dance.

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Or at least have been an uncomfortable witness to line dancing.

27. And you've tried to two-step...when you don't know how to two-step.

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28. You've paid exorbitant amounts to get into Nashville North.

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But it was worth it.

29. And finally, IT'S THE BEST FRIGGIN WEEK OF THE YEAR.

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#Stampede2015

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