Heart-Pounding Rodeo Week Events in Edmonton

Photo courtesy of Canadian Finals Rodeo.

For 42 years, the best rodeo competitors, the best rodeo stock and the best rodeo fans have converged on Alberta’s capital to see the crowning of Canada’s rodeo champions. The exhilarating wins, the crushing defeats, the humour, the humility and the joy is all there as each gives their very best to bring home the title, the buckle and the cheque. In these five days legends are made, heroes are honoured and the next generation is encouraged, as they are welcomed into the tight-knit rodeo family. —Terri Mason

Black Tie Bingo | October 30 | 7 pm
Tease your taste buds with a culinary experience from six of Edmonton’s finest chefs. The event also features musical entertainment, a silent auction, a live auction led by Danny Hooper, and some live Bingo!
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

Chili Cook-Off | November 6 | 11 am
Restaurants and hotels compete in a cook-off for the revered title of Edmonton’s best chili! The Miss Rodeo Queens will be demonstrating basic rodeo skills and posing for pictures at the event.
Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | 102 Ave. & 100 St.

Rodeo Kids Korral | November 7 | 10 am
Bring the whole family out and enjoy a day of rodeo fun packed with barrel racing, calf roping, wagon rides, and a petting zoo! Come early and hungry for the pancake breakfast.
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park | 8303-104 St.

Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express | November 7 | 7:30 pm
Marking their 10th anniversary tour, join Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express with special guests Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Leeroy Stagger, the Gold Rush All-Stars, and more!
Citadel Theatre | 9828-101A Ave. | 780-425-1820

Little Brick Country Concert | November 8 | 12 pm
Enjoy an afternoon outside as you cozy up to a fire pit, roasting s’mores and listening to live country music.
Little Brick | 10004-90 St. | 780-705-1230

Wild Wagons Showdown | November 8 | 1 pm
Cheer on teams as one-rider wagons make a 100-metre dash down 1920s Street in Fort Edmonton Park at this brand new family-friendly spectacle. You can also enjoy live country music, lasso school, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and more at this FREE event!
Fort Edmonton Park | 7000-143 St. | 780-496-8787

Edmonton Southside Rodeo Pancake Breakfast | November 9 | 7 am
All rodeo fans are welcome to eat at the first south-side rodeo pancake breakfast—there will even be a mechanical bull!
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South | 4440 Gateway Blvd. | 780-437-6010

Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant | November 9 – 13
Join the search for the next first lady of Canadian Professional rodeo!
Chateau Lacombe | 10111 Bellamy Hill | 780-428-6611

TD CFR Concert Series: Chad Brownlee | November 11 | 10 pm
An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and former NHL draft pick, country music star Chad Brownlee is a renaissance man!
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

Canadian Mechanical Bull Riding Championships | November 11 | 9:30 pm
Top finalists will battle Bad Habit the mechanical bull for a championship buckle at the 2nd annual bull-riding championship! Take in live performances by Hey Romeo and The Orchard!
Cook County Saloon | 8010 Gateway Blvd. | 780-432-2665

Canadian Finals Rodeo | November 11 – 15
This world-class rodeo event is back for its 42nd year! Cheer on North America’s toughest cowboys as they vie for the championship buckle and the prize money in events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, ladies barrel racing, saddle bronc, bull riding, boys steer riding, novice saddle, and bareback riding.
Rexall Place | 7424-118 Ave. | 780-471-7210

Farmfair International | November 11 – 15
Canada’s premiere livestock and agricultural show attracts thousands annually to see, show, and sell top-quality livestock; to shop the RAM Marketplace for western and agricultural goods; and to enjoy a variety of entertainment, rodeo competitions, and demonstrations.
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

Rodeo Week WICC Pancake Breakfast | November 12 | 9:30 am
Dress western and get into the spirit with the Chateau Lacombe and the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade at their full buffet breakfast. Mingle with Miss Rodeo Canada contestants and enjoy music by Nakita Kohan and Stephen Lecky. Contact gmeckley@chateaulacombe.com or 780-428-8364 for tickets.
Chateau Lacombe | 10111 Bellamy Hill | 780-428-6611

Prairie Oyster Shuck | November 12 | 9:30 pm
Cowboys and firefighters will battle it out to see who has a bigger set as they race to eat the most prairie oysters.
Knoxville’s Tavern | 10736 Jasper Ave. | 780-425-0012

TD CFR Concert Series: Terri Clark | November 12 | 10 pm
Eight-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year, Terri Clark has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She’s sold more than 5 million albums and has the honour of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

Ladies of Canadian Professional Rodeo Fashion Show | November 13 | 10:30 am
Check out the latest trends in western fashion in support of the Cowboys Benefit Fund and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team. Mix and mingle with rodeo celebrities and have a fantastic lunch!
The Westin Edmonton | 10135-100 St. | 780-426-3636

Photo courtesy of Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Mr. Rodeo Canada | November 13 | 8:30 pm
Witness rodeo’s finest cowboys strut their boots, chaps, and cowboy hats to support the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team.
Knoxville’s Tavern | 10736 Jasper Ave. | 780-425-0012

TD CFR Concert Series: The Road Hammers | November 13 | 10 pm
You don’t have to be a country fan to appreciate the Road Hammers! Their trademark harmonies and “Hammer-ized” rock and country covers set them apart.
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

Second Annual Miss Rodeo Canada Alumni Brunch | November 14 | 9:30 am
This tasty event features musical entertainment by Lindsey Butler, a silent auction, door prizes, the presentation of the Canadian cowgirl achievement award, and — of course — a delicious brunch!
Chateau Lacombe | 10111 Bellamy Hill | 780-428-6611

Miss Rodeo Edmonton | November 14 | 8:30 pm
At the first ever Miss Rodeo Edmonton pageant, lucky contestants will compete for the title of and a custom rodeo belt buckle.
Ranch Roadhouse | 6107-104 St. | 780-438-2582

TD CFR Concert Series: Dallas Smith | November 14 | 10 pm
Dallas Smith’s country debut, “Jumped Right In”, netted him five Canadian Country Music Association award nominations in 2014, and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year.
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7300-116 Ave | 780-471-7210

CFR Wrap-Up Party | November 15 | 5 pm
The Dungarees will perform at the CFR wrap-up party, where you can meet CFR cowboys and competitors and enter to win a trip for two to the National Finals Rodeo!
Cook County Saloon | 8010 Gateway Blvd. | 780-432-2665

YEG Market Goin’ Country | November 15 | 1 pm
Filled with western cuisine, country music, wagon rides, face painting, and prizes, this wrap-up event will be fun for the whole family!
Stony Plain Rd. & 153 St. Parkette

Rodeo Week Eats
Some of Edmonton’s best watering holes are featuring western style dishes to tempt your taste buds! Visit one of these local restaurants until November 15 to enjoy its Best of the West dish:
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
Duke of Argyll Pub
East 75
Harvest Room
Hundred Bar & Kitchen
Kids in the Hall Bistro
La Ronde
The Pint
Sherlock Holmes Pub
The Rose & Crown Pub
Stages Kitchen & Bar
Vons Steak House & Oyster