More New Food in 2016

2016 New Food

As a food lover you’ve probably already made your Midway Meal Plan based on the 34 mouthwatering new foods we announced in May. With so many delicious options available we thought “why not have more?!” We are pleased to announce nine additional new foods for 2016!

Which of these do you want to try first?

Smoked Chicken and Waffles

Smoked and seasoned chicken breast strips are fried until they are golden brown and extra crispy. They are then nestled into a crispy buttermilk waffle cone and topped with maple syrup. The combination of smoky, salty and sweet flavours blended together is not to be missed.

Smoked Chicken n Waffles

The Donair Sausage

This is an all-beef donair sausage wrapped in a fresh pita with tomatoes, onion, and sweet sauce or tzatziki sauce, completing the new spin on the classic.

The Donair Sausage

Garlic Parmesan Poutine

Your garlic breath may scare off potential love later in the night, but your stomach will forgive you after just one taste of this new take on poutine. Fresh cut fries with poutine sauce, cheese curds, parmesan cheese and a fresh garlic purée completes it.

Garlic Parmesan Fries

Cheddar Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow cooked in bourbon, this pulled pork sandwich is topped with sliced old cheddar cheese and served on fresh ciabatta bun. Grab some extra napkins to avoid to BBQ sauce spill on your shirt.

Cheddar Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich

Cookies ‘n Cream Mini Donuts

The cinnamon sugar mini donuts that you love have been kicked up a notch! Mini donuts are glazed with creamy icing sugar and topped with Oreo cookie crumble.  So delicious you’ve got to try them!

Cookies n Cream Mini Donuts

Cup O’ Que

A parfait of BBQ perfection.  The Cup O’ Que has three layers of deliciousness with BBQ pit beans and pulled pork, topped with apple cider slaw.

Cup 'o Que

Apple Pie-Scream Sandwich

Creamy vanilla soft serve ice-cream is smothered with a tart and sweet apple pie filling, then drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce. All of that is sandwiched inside a puffed cinnamon sugar rice crisp. A sandwich with fruit – could this be a more complete meal?

Apple pie ice cream sandwich

Grilled Mac and Cheese

Do you like mac and cheese so much that you’ve always wanted it in sandwich form? Here’s your chance, with mac and cheese jammed between two pieces of fluffy whole wheat bread and grilled to perfection.

grilled mac and cheese

Perry’s Poppers

The list of deep fried foods keeps growing with Perry’s Poppers, which feature mac and cheese wrapped in wonton wrappers and fried. The cheesy goodness is hiding in the crispy pockets.

Perry Poppers

Missed out on the first 34 new foods? Check them out here:

http://blog.calgarystampede.com/2016/05/03/34-new-foods-hit-the-stampede-midway-in-2016/

To follow along with the rest of our Midway food series check the posts out here:

http://blog.calgarystampede.com/category/food/

For more information on our food items or vendors, please contact Neil Hilts, media relations coordinator at 403.261.0242 or via email at nhilts@calgarystampede.com

34 New Foods Hit the Stampede Midway in 2016

2016 New Food

If you love Midway food as much as we do, you may have been following along with our Midway food series. If not, make sure you check out our take on Classic Fair Food, and Deep-Fried Food Memories! As Stampede gets closer and closer (only 65 days away!?) we have been looking back on some of our favourite Midway food.

It’s a yearly tradition to try the wild, new foods that come to the Calgary Stampede each year and to plan out each meal when you’re visiting the park. Summer-after-summer, adventurous new ideas come to The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and entice guests to become foodies for 10 days.

All the classics you’ve come to love are back…but we’ve also tracked down the most exciting, tasty, and wacky new foods for 2016. With 34 new foods, what will you try first?

Big Pickle Dog

Ever wonder what a hot dog stuffed pickle would taste like? Look no further than the Big Pickle Corn Dog! Get your dilly dog fix.

Big Pickle Dog

PB Dumbbells

Do a rep of these gooey peanut butter bacon balls wrapped and deep fried in home-style corn batter. Topped with chocolate sauce and crispy bacon bits, your appetite does the heavy lifting. Skip the gym – the only dumbbells you’ll curl during Stampede are waiting at the Peanut Butter Cupboard.

PB Dumbbell

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6 Deep-fried Midway memories (about food…of course)

When the Stampede announces the new Midway food lineup, a resounding “Deep fried what?!?!?” echoes through the hills around Calgary. With the new Midway food announcement fast approaching, we thought we’d look back at some of the deep fried concoctions that have come and gone over the years. These foods topped our new food and best food lists between 2009 and 2014. It’s also a good reminder that not all good things stick around forever–so make sure to try it while we’ve got it!

Deep Fried Coke

How does one make a cool, refreshing Coca-Cola even better? Deep fry it of course! Deep Fried Coke was first seen at the Texas State Fair in 2006 and made its Calgary Stampede Midway debut in 2010. The Coca-Cola flavoured batter was deep fried and topped with Coca-Cola syrup. Sadly all good things must come to an end… but there may be a new deep fried drink to try in 2016… shhh!

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Deep Fried Butter

I mean: Why not, right? While deep fried butter might seem like a Midway-specific idea, fried butter recipes can be dated back to the 17th century. (Who knew?!) The deep fried butter that was served on the Midway was wrapped in flaky pie crust and deep fried until it was golden and crispy. This delicacy was served on the Midway between 2013 and 2014.

Deep Fried Butter

Deep Fried Kool-Aid

Deep fried Kool-Aid was a seriously sweet treat. Kool-Aid infused batter was fried until golden and crisp. This kicked up Kool-Aid was a serious crowd favourite 2012 and helped make our centennial even more memorable!

Deep Fried Kool Aid

Deep Fried Jellybeans

Jellybeans met the deep fryer in this 2009 Midway favourite. These tasty bundles of jellybeans were made of delicious beignet batter, fried until golden and dusted with powdered sugar. This chewy bundle of delicious was a real ‘Only at Stampede’ treat.

Deep Fried Jelly Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kubie Korn Balls

What could make a spicy jalapeno corn batter better? How about traditional Kielbasa sausage? In 2011, the Kubie Korn Balls were declared the Best New Food on the Midway. These tasty little bites were served with honey or BBQ sauce and were a seriously delicious addition to the Midway.

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Deep Fried Bubblegum

Despite its name, deep fried bubblegum wasn’t of the bubble blowing variety. Puffy bubblegum-infused marshmallows were dipped in a pink batter and fried. This treat was totally gooey and bubblicious!

Deep Fried Bubble Gum

What’s your favourite deep fried food on the Midway? And what do you think they’ll deep fry next?

What’s your favourite classic fair food on the Stampede Midway?

Midway food can be one of our oldest and most vivid memories. You may even remember your first visit to the Calgary Stampede by what Midway treats you enjoyed. Some of the most classic fair foods have been around for more than a century – it’s true! Take a walk down memory lane as we look at some our favourite classic fair foods.

Corn Dog

The humble corn dog may be the all-time favourite food on a stick. With over 81,000 sold in 2015 it’s no secret that Stampede visitors love their corn dogs! The corn dog is so much more than a hot dog on a stick. With different varieties and additions (such as bacon, jalapenos, cheese, and even poutine!) you’ll be sure to find your perfect dog.

Corn Dog

Candy Apple

The first candy apple was made in 1908 and it has been a classic treat ever since. This crunchy and sweet treat on a stick comes in many flavours. From traditional cinnamon to blueberry the perfect candy apple is waiting for you to take a bite.

Candy Apples

Fudge

Historians date the invention of fudge all the way back to 1886, which means this classic fair treat is even older than the Calgary Stampede! On the Midway you can find 25 different flavours of homemade fudge. From classic chocolate to exotic jalapeno lime the Calgary Stampede Midway has it all!

Fudge

Mini Donuts

Although the history of mini donuts is uncertain, it’s no secret that they are a key part of the Midway diet. In 2015 over 2 million mini donuts were served up by our vendors. That’s a lot of donuts!

Photo Credit: Shaun Robinson / Calgary Stampede

Lemonade

An icy cold glass of lemonade might be the perfect way to beat the heat and quench your thirst. Fresh squeezed lemonade is hard to top, but with many so different flavours it’s easy to see why over 55,000 glasses were sold in 2015.

Lemonade