May 17, 2017 9:00 am
Updated: July 10, 2017 9:02 am

Calgary Stampede midway food and drinks: what’s new for 2017

WATCH: Calgary Stampede midway operation manager James Radke joins Global Calgary with details on the new foods available at Stampede 2017.

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The Calgary Stampede is giving visitors a sneak peek at the new food and drinks available for purchase at the midway in 2017.

There are 40 new additions for 2017, including deep-fried Jello-O and chicken feet on a stick.

“These are foods you won’t forget,” midway operations manager James Radke said in a news release. “They push the envelope of traditional midway food.”

“Our goal is to have you find your new favourite flavours on the Stampede midway.”

New food at the 2017 Calgary Stampede:

World’s Hottest Pizza

World’s Hottest Pizza

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Pizza infused with ghost peppers. The Stampede says a bite of this pizza will send you running for a glass of water.

Chili Chill-Chill

Chili Chill-Chill

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Freshly squeezed lemonade infused with three different chili peppers and a hint of lime. The Chili Chill-Chill will heat you up and chill you down at the same time.

Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls

Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls

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Bacon is wrapped around a hot dog and pickle, cut in half, battered and then deep fried. Each is served on a stick.

Funnel Cake Poutine

Funnel Cake Poutine

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A Pennsylvania Dutch funnel cake with a Canadian twist – the addition of cheese curds and gravy.

Maple Bacon Artisan Donuts

Maple Bacon Artisan Donuts

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Warm mini donuts topped with cinnamon and icing sugar.

Crispy Chicken Feet on a Stick

Crispy Chicken Feet on a Stick

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Exactly what it sounds like: crispy chicken feet on a stick.

Cheese Curds

Cheese Curds

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Deep-fried cheese with options including curds, mozzarella sticks, hot and spicy jalapeño cheese and cheddar bites.

One-Metre-Long Sausage

Metre-Long Sausage

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A metre-long saussage topped with sautéed bell peppers, onions and a house sauce.

Deep Fried Jell-O

Deep Fried Jell-O

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Each ball is stuffed with Jell-O, deep fried and then sprinkled with a sweet powdered sugar.

Waffle Taco

Waffle Taco

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Ice cream rolled and mixed with multiple toppings then put in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone.

Mini Doughnut-Chata

Mini Doughnut-Chata

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A Mexican Horchata taken to the next level. Cinnamon Dulce rice milk is topped with whipped cream that has been sprinkled with toffee bits and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. The drink is finished with a caramel drizzle and served in a glass rimmed with toffee bits.

Angry Chicken Sandwich

Angry Chicken Sandwich

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Breaded chicken breast, dressed with chipotle aioli and sweet and sour sauce, layered with crunchy coleslaw in a warm, soft Brioche bun.

Cereal Monster Sandwiches

Cereal Monster Sandwiches

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A large portion of ice cream crushed between two cereal-infused marshmallow squares.

Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies

Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies

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Mini perogies topped with crispy panko-crusted shrimp, drizzled with a sweet chili glaze and a spicy Sriracha mayo. Finished with crisp cucumbers and a mist of lime juice.

Clam Chowder Poutine

Clam Chowder Poutine

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Creamy clammy goodness on top of crispy and cheesy French fries, garnished with crispy crab meat and parsley.

The Cookie Dough-ne

The Cookie Dough-ne

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Raw cookie dough in a waffle cone so that you can walk around eating as you go – complete with a made to order Stampede Halo! (Cotton candy) and sprinkles.

Deep Fried Pork Belly

Deep Fried Pork Belly

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Thick slabs of pork belly skin, marinated for 24 hours and then deep fried.

Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog

Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog

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A bacon-wrapped foot-long hot dog topped with homemade bacon macaroni and cheese.

Butter Chicken Bear Balls

Butter Chicken Bear Balls

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Deep fried balls smothered in a butter chicken sauce, sprinkled with fresh cilantro and topped with candy-coated anise.

Mr. Crab

Mr. Crab

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A Tempura Nori taco shell loaded with sushi rice, California crab meat and topped with a tempura fried soft shell crab, drizzled with a special unagi and mango sauce.

Rabbit Pizza

Rabbit Pizza

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Thin crust flatbread pizza with slow-roasted pulled rabbit and drizzled with organic dark honey.

Rolled Ice Cream

Rolled Ice Cream

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Thai-rolled ice cream is just what it sounds like: little rolls of ice cream, packed into a cup, then topped with all a variety of special treats.

The Tropical Bobster

The Tropical Bobster

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Lobster garnished with mango salsa and fresh coriander served on crispy, warm fries.

Unicorn White Hot Chocolate

Unicorn White Hot Chocolate

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Decadent creamy steamed white hot chocolate surrounded in rainbow sour poppers, sprinkles, sugary stars, a ribbon rainbow tail and blanketed with a fluffy cotton candy cloud.

For a look at more food and drinks to try at the 2017 midway visit the Calgary Stampede website. For a map showing the location of new food items, vist the Stampede blog

The 2017 Calgary Stampede runs from July 7 to 16.

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