Western week is bringing the yeehaw to Edmonton this November. You've heard about Canadian Finals Rodeo, PBR Global Cup, and Farmfair International, but did you know that there are John Wayne approved things to do in Edmonton all week long? Dust off your chaps and check out this complete list of Western Week events.
Western Week Chili Cook-off
November 3, 11:30am-1:30pm, 104 St. between Jasper Ave. and 102 Ave.
Western Week gets off to a tasty start when several of Edmonton's finest restaurants take over 104 Street for a culinary competition like no other at the 27th Annual Chili Cook Off. Bring your stretchy pants!
RE/MAX River City Kids Korral & Puppy Ranch
November 4, 11:00am-3:00pm, Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
Bring the whole family out and enjoy a day of rodeo fun packed with barrel racing, calf roping (pretend!), wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, a puppy ranch and more!
Heritage Ranch Rodeo
November 8-10, Hall D - Edmonton Expo Centre
Sixteen working ranches from across Western Canada will compete for top honours in the 12th Annual Heritage Ranch Rodeo. Traditional ranching methods—originally developed many years ago and still used today—will be transformed into exciting events that demonstrate the lifestyle and skills associated with the cattle ranching industry!
Western Art Gallery
November 8-12, Edmonton Expo Centre
The Western Art Gallery will feature artists and artisans demonstrating their original works, including two and three dimensional designs, as well as hand made products.
Free Pancake Breakfast
November 8, 7:30am-9:00am, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
Bring a donation and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast - all funds raised will be given to the Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy's Benevolent Foundation, helping to support local athletes!
Outdoor Charity BBQ with special guest Hailey Benedict, winner of ACMAs Fan Choice Award
November 8, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Chateau Lacombe Hotel
$10 for Hamburgers & Chili with a Beverage. Proceeds go to Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.
Official CFR Barn Burner Dinner & Dance
November 9, Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar
Yee Haw! Head to Have Mercy for the official Canadian Finals Rodeo Barn Burner Dinner and Dance!
$60 per person (tax and gratuity included) for: 3 courses, a feature Alberta premium cocktail and live music with El Niven and The Alibi. Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite today!
Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant
Join the search for the next first lady of Canadian Professional Rodeo at various locations around Edmonton. Events include the Horsemanship Competition (November 8, Edmonton Expo Centre), Public Speaking Competition (November 9, Chateau Lacombe Hotel), Fashion Show (November 10, Westin Hotel), and Crowning Ceremony (November 10, Chateau Lacombe).
Dallas Smith Side Effects Tour
November 10, 7:30pm, The Roadhouse at the Edmonton EXPO Centre
Kick-up your boots on November 10 with some great music and drinks! Special guests include Lauren Alaina and Michael Ray.
Tanya Tucker & Aaron Pritchett
November 11, 10:30pm, The Roadhouse at the Edmonton EXPO Centre
Don't miss these country legends when they roll into town. Get your tickets before they disappear like a tumbleweed in the wind.
Check out this list of The Best of the West for Your Tastebuds to keep you fueled up and ready to rope and ride all week long.