Thousands of city-slickers got a chance to learn more about agriculture, farming and rural life at Calgary Stampede’s annual Aggie Days. This beloved event embodies the Stampede’s initiatives to connect the urban and rural– Aggie Days is a unique opportunity for urban communities to learn about about how and where their food is made, as well as what producers actually do on the farm.
Aggie Days, which turned 30 this year, hosted a wide range of farmers and producer groups at the BMO Centre– kids and their families had the chance to circulate through countless interactive booths, live demonstrations, hands-on agriculture simulators and attend competitions! There was a ton to see and do–over 50 exhibits that span over 100,000 sq ft to be exact. Highlights include:
Cervus tractor and baler display– Ever wanted to learn about John Deere tractors? Our excited guests spent the afternoon around simulators and displays at Aggie Days.
Calgary Stampede president, Bill Gray, performing a charming reading of Are you a horse? by Andy Rash.