Pre-sale tickets are now available for the 2018 Grande Prairie Stompede.
The 2018 event marks the 41st annual Stompede. It runs May 30-June 3 at Evergreen Park.
Tickets will be available via the Grande Prairie Stompede website at www.gpstompede.com/tickets and are available at pre-sale rates until Feb. 1, 2018.
Tickets vary in prices depending on selection. All event passes, weekend passes, all chuckwagon passes (Wednesday to Sunday), day passes, per day rodeo passes and per day chuckwagon passes are available. as well as family passes.
The Stompede is one of the largest summer events in northern Alberta. According to a Stompede report in August to City Council, the event brings it more than 30,000 people annually, as well as 400 competitors, 1,500 animals and 80 chuckwagon outfits.
At this year’s Stompede, World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) driver Obrey Motowylo captured the $50,000 Dash for Cash and WPCA aggregate title. Manning’s Eric Rever captured the Western Chuckwagon Association’s Dash for Cash.
New Stompede president Trevor Denis recently said planning is well underway for the 2018 event. One of the changes, he noted, is that the Classroom in the Dirt program will be expanded.
“We also have a lot of exciting events coming up that will help benefit our show. I can’t really talk about them until we get the go-ahead, but there’s a lot of stuff earmarked to move forward for 2018,” he said.
For more information about the Stompede, visit their website or find them on Facebook.