Stampede Park. (Photo by Chris Bolin/Calgary Stampede)
Attendance at Calgary Stampede July 3-12 dropped to 1,168,509 this year, down 94,919 due to disruptive weather and a slightly down economy. Strong headliners stimulated attendance while a redesigned children’s carnival increased interest with young families.
Gate admission cost about $14 for adults, increasing by about $2 over last year. The price for children also increased about $1 for a cost of $8.