The Most Unique Calgary Stampede Midway Food to Check Out With Your Date

Check out all the hilariously fun and must-try midway foods available at Stampede this year!

We all know the country (and beyond) knows about the iconic Calgary Stampede because of the endless music festivals and concerts, line-ups like no other, outfits that would put a cowboy to shame, and so many activities to explore throughout the 10 days of programming.

Possibly the best part about it? The food! Each year, the edible Midway food creations at Calgary Stampede get more and more impressive in creativity, size, and taste (in most cases).

Check out all the hilariously fun and must-try midway foods available at Stampede this year!

New Twists on Old Favourites

Happy Fish’s Cowboyaki

With a crispy exterior and a tender interior, this dish is glazed with teriyaki sauce and salad dressing. It’s generously topped with meat floss, seaweed strips, and large pieces of octopus, along with pickled ginger and cabbage.

Those Little Donuts’ Little Teriyaki Donuts

“Little Teriyaki Donuts” – a unique culinary delight! These freshly made mini donuts are generously coated with a special teriyaki sauce, offering a flavour fusion that is rich in character and irresistibly tangy-sweet.

Burger Joint’s Korean Waffle

A perfectly cooked 5 oz. smash patty, garnished with pickled onions, kimchi, baby greens, pickled radish, cheese, and a drizzle of Korean BBQ aioli, all served on a waffle.

The Dumpling Hero

  • Lobster Bao
    • A traditional New England lobster roll with an Asian flair. A fluffy steamed bao bun stuffed with lobster meat, celery, scallions, and homemade mayo.
  • Golden Spider Bao
    • This dish showcases crispy soft shell crab enveloped in a rich, buttery garlic salted egg yolk sauce. The combination of savoury and subtly sweet flavours is nestled between a warm, fluffy steamed bao bun.
  • Baller Bao
    • This bao is a Seafood lovers dream duo!

Ogopogo Mac & Cheese

  • Meatball Mac & Cheese
    • An Italian spin on homemade Mac and Cheese! Topped with Meatballs, simmered in a rich marinara sauce, fresh parmesan, and green onions.
  • Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
    • BBQ Pulled Pork, Crisp Coleslaw, Green Onions, and Parmesan Panko on top of their Housemade Mac and Cheese.

Curly’s Curds’ Giant Mozza Stick on-a-Stick

Fresh Canadian mozzarella, cut to a perfect size, freshly coated in a home-made doughy-batter and fried to crispy, gooey perfection. Served with Marinara or Ranch.

Concessions Inc’s Watermelon Burger

Straight from the grill and onto a watermelon sesame bun. Leave the traditional bread and dive into the Stampede burger with watermelon. It’s topped with feta, spinach, fresh mint, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. A vegetarian option is also available.

Empanada Queen’s Chilean Style Hot Dog

Hot dog topped with fresh tomato and guacamole and chimichurri aioli.

Summerland Soft Serve’s Sour Candy Soft Serve

Candy fans will love this dessert mash-up! Sour infused soft serve ice cream topped with sour candy pieces.

Tin Lizzy Old Fashioned Hot Dogs LTD’s Takis Mini Donuts

Takis Mini Donuts, created by a newly graduated pastry chef, offer a distinctive and exceptional sauce combined with Takis. These mini donuts are a must-try for anyone looking for the newest and most delicious treat.

Avatara Pizza’s Fire Roasted Gator Pepperoni Pizza

This thin crust flatbread pizza features a base made from gluten-free spices and the freshest crushed tomatoes. It is layered with hand-tossed, low-fat mozzarella cheese. The toppings consist of locally sourced, artisan-crafted alligator pepperoni and caramelized onions. To finish, the pizza is garnished with sustainably grown basil from their own backyard garden.

Treat Yo’Self

Mi Churro

  • Bacon Lovers Churro Sundae
    • The delicious bacon inspired sundae includes churros rolled in cinnamon sugar with vanilla ice cream, smothered in salted caramel and topped with bacon.
  • Cookie Monster Churro Sundae
    • The mouth-watering Cookie Monster-inspired sundae features churros and vanilla ice cream, garnished with cookie dough pieces and topped with chocolate chip cookies, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and blue sprinkles.

Empanada Queen’s Dulce De Leche Cookies

Cookies filled with delicious manjar (dulce de leche), topped with whipped cream and dulce de leche drizzle.

Cin City Mini Donuts’s Biscoff Cookie Mini Donuts

One dozen Mini Donuts topped with a Biscoff butter drizzle & finished with a Biscoff cookie sugar.


  • Oreo Cheesecake Mini Donuts
    • A dozen Mini Donuts topped with a cream cheese glaze, chocolate drizzle, cheesecake chunks, Oreo pieces and powdered sugar.
  • Lemon Meringue Mini Donuts
    • Warm Mini Donuts, topped Lemon Meringue Pie style! Lemon pie filling, vanilla glaze, powdered sugar, and graham crumbs.

Raeside Cotton Candy’s Sno Ice cream

A frosty cold snow cone topped with sweetened Condensed milk.

The Little Donut Bakery

  • Ube Coconut Little Donuts
    • Infused with smooth notes of vanilla, fig and pistachio, this earthy flavour is paired perfectly with the signature Ube Creme and fancy sweet coconut.
  • Ube Creme Frosting
    • Meet this unique flavour with the signature Ube Creme topped on your favourite classic little donuts.

Drink a Fruit

  • Stroop Waffle Pineapple
    • Indulge your love for sweets with a taste of the delightful Stroopwafel ice cream, inspired by Dutch flavours! It’s accompanied by a fresh pineapple blend and topped with brown sugar and stroopwafel for a truly decadent treat!
  • Orange Chocolate Wat-a-Melon
    • Drink A Fruit’s latest summer delight combines airy chocolate soft serve with fresh orange, nestled between slices of ripe watermelon and topped with zesty orange zest.

Concessions Inc.’s Cheese Burger Ice Cream

This unique ice cream features vanilla-infused BBQ flavour without any meat, served in a crispy waffle cone, dipped in warm cheese, and topped with sesame seeds. It’s topped with an onion ring and pickle for extra flavour.

Mi Churro’s Churro Fries

Thin, crunchy, and bursting with sweetness, these churro fries are perfectly complemented by a delightful drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauce.

Pickle Your Poutine

Attavito’s Fries’s Dill Pickle Poutine

Prepare yourself for crispy, freshly-cut fries generously topped with cheese curds, adorned with dill pickle chips, and drenched in a homemade creamy dill sauce.

Steve’s Fried Chicken’s Mac N’ Cheese Popcorn Chicken Poutine

Three favourites combined into one delicious poutine. Crispy fries, extra cheesy and creamy Mac ‘N Cheese, and the famous Steve-o’s Popcorn Chicken to top it all off.

Mr. Vegetable’s Pickle Fry Poutine

Pickled French fries, also known as “Pickle Fries,” which gained fame in 2023, have evolved into an even more Canadian version of poutine! Combining the tangy taste of dill with deliciousness, these pickle fries are freshly pickled, seasoned, and fried. They’re then topped with ample Quebec curds and drenched in piping hot gravy.

BBQ Boss’ Spicy Dill Pickle Ranch Breadsticks

Spicy sriracha and dill pickle vinegar ranch breadsticks with a garlic spice mix and garnish.

Mardi Gras Grill’s Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Poutine

Mardi Gras Grill’s award winning Poutine, with breaded chicken bites, sprinkled with real bacon bits, and topped with the famous homemade honey mustard sauce!

The Poutine King’s Ultimate Pickle

Ultimate Pickle fresh cut fries, cheese curds and rich gravy, topped with sweet pickle slices, sour pickle slices, and baby greens, garnished with a drizzle of jalapeno lime aioli.

Fry Guys’ Triple Pickle Poutine

A combination of the irresistible allure of a classic poutine with the bold flavour punch of three types of pickle creations! Whether you’re a pickle enthusiast, or simply a lover of the mouth-watering goodness of poutines, the Triple Pickle Poutine is sure to delight your taste buds!

Rick’s Pizza’s Rick’s Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pickle Pizza

Prepare yourself to experience Rick’s Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Pickle Pizza. This unique pizza starts with hand-tossed dough, topped with a creamy dill sauce made from scratch, fresh mozzarella cheese, crispy dill pickle chips, and now enhanced with a layer of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, delivering an explosion of flavour in every bite.

It’s Corn!

Mi Churro’s Mexican Street Corn Churro Fries

Experience a delightful variation of churro fries: sprinkled with sugar and layered with a savory mixture of queso cheese, charred corn, and fresh cilantro. Each mouthful delivers a captivating fusion of sweet and savoury tastes, promising a culinary adventure that is both surprising and exceptionally delicious.

Concessions Inc.’s Mexican Street Corn Ice Cream

Vanilla infused corn ice cream with all the fixins served in a mayo parmesan cone, topped with tajin spice, garnished with a lime wedge and of course, corn!

Pickles By Mr. Vegetable’s Sticky Hickory Corn Ribs

Crispy sweet corn on the cob curls, quartered, marinated, and seasoned in a secret blend of deliciousness. Internationally inspired, locally sourced ingredients, the result is a delicious and savoury delight served hot and crispy.

The Little Donut Bakery’s Cowboy Breakfast Cornbread Donut Bowl

Fluffy cornbread little donuts are soaked in savoury buttery topping and sweet maple pancake syrup. Add real crispy bacon bits for the perfect crunch!

Our Carnival Kitchen’s Hotdog Corndogs

Imagine the classic goodness of a juicy Corndog battered and deep fried to perfection, then split open and served with either chili, cheese & flamin’ cheetos, or cheddar cheese and bacon. These Hotdog Corndogs are a tantalizing twist to a beloved fair classic!

Add a Little Spice

The Hungry Beast’s Dynamite Lumpia

Long green chilis filled with a mixture of cheese and pork, enclosed in spring roll sheets, and fried until golden brown. This cooking process results in a crispy exterior and a gooey, melted cheese center. Aptly named for their spicy kick upon consumption and resembling dynamite sticks with their pepper stems protruding, they are served with a homemade dipping sauce.

Wiggle Chips’ The Chana

Crispy taters topped with sliced chicken tossed in homemade Chana masala sauce, green chili, diced tomatoes, chickpeas and sliced onion, garnished with fresh coriander and fresh ginger.

PK BBQ’s The Cowboys Twinkies

Beef brisket cooked to perfection, mixed in with a secret recipe of spice, cream cheese stuffed in a jalapeno and wrapped in bacon, garnished with a drizzle of BBQ and aioli.

The Colossal Onion #1’s Cowboy Candy Colossal Onion

This is a new feature Colossal Onion with a Sweet and Spicy twist. What is Cowboy Candy? Simply put, its Sweet & Spicy Candied Jalapenos! This fun new topping is sure to excite hungry cowboys and cowgirls at Stampede.

Jamaican Mi Juicy’s Irie Rolls

Two 8 inch Tortilla stuffed with shredded chedder cheese, jalapeno peppers, corn, and jerk chicken, rolled up and deep fried to perfection.

Curry N Hurry’s Fish Pakora

An Indian staple appetizer, fish pakoras are delicate lightly battered fish fry coated in gram flour, seasoned with Indian spices, and fried till crispy.

BBQ Boss’ The Hot Chick

Chicken sandwich with chipotle aioli, toasted coconut chicken, fried onion, citrus slaw, bacon, garnish, and option for pickled jalapeños.

Wok This Way’s Wok N Go Noodles Locos in a Bag

Inspired by street foods in a bag, Noodles In A Bag is an Asian street food favourite. This innovative fusion combines Asian noodles and nacho chips, complemented by elote-style corn and mini dumplings, all finished with a savory house-made Asian chili mayo sauce.

Empanada Queen’s Salsa Fries

Fries topped with house made salsa, or “Pebre,” and drizzled with chimichurri aioli.

Bestea Bubble Tea’s Siomai With Hainanese Chicken Green Rice

This is very filling and a popular Asian dish, the Siomai (aka pork & shrimp dumpling) is made out of pork, shrimp and shitake mushrooms. The rich flavour of the Hainanese rice comes from grains that have been cooked in chicken broth and pandan leaves which also gives the green colour.

Mumbai Bites

  • Chicken 65 Bao Buns 3 Pcs
    • Crispy Chicken chunks tossed signature Indo Chinese 65’sauce in steamed bao buns.
  • Momos on a Stick
    • Crispy fried Indian dim sum drizzled with Chef’s special fusion sesame sauce – 4 pcs (Veg/Chicken).

Arepas Ranch’s Jackie, La Vaquera

Arepa, filled with marinated slow cooked brisket, coleslaw salad, pickles, topped with delicious homemade maple Jack Daniels sauce.

Drinkable Delights

Drink a Fruit’s Whipped Lemonade

Welcome summer’s most refreshingly viral food trend of 2024! Tastes like a lemon meringue, lighter then a lemon milkshake, but as refreshing as an ice cold lemonade! Blended ice cold with real fruit, whip cream, secret ingredients, and topped with freshly zested lemon.

Bestea Bubble Tea

  • Ferrero Rocher Bubble Tea
    • An exquisitely creamy hazelnut drink that will give you a golden experience. It is Handcrafted with top-tier tea leaves, fresh milk, and genuine Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
  • Real Mango Coconut Pearl Coolers
    • Fresh fruit mangoes blended with fresh coconut milk, the perfect flavor and served refreshingly cold. It has a delightful taste of coconut combined with the amazing fruity sweetness of mango.

Family Squeezed Lemonade

  • Gold Rush Bucket
    • Their award winning lemonade made with aloe and topped with edible gold, real cactus and a cowboy hat of course.
  • The Aloha Lemonade
    • Their award winning lemonade with smashed pineapple and coconut jellies. It’s also available in spicy!

Lemon Heaven’s Chamoy Lemonade

The original lemonade with a tangy twist! Chamoy infused, topped with chilli lime seasoning and peach rings. A perfect blend of salty, smoky, sweetness.

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