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At the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede we want you to have a fantastic experience attending all events. The information provided below will help you to have an exciting, safe visit with us!

If you require further information please contact the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede office, Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, at 403-527-1234, or email us at


Most frequent questions and answers

Pre-paid tickets can be picked up at the ‘Will Call’ ticket booth located at the respective event. During the annual Exhibition & Stampede the ‘Will Call’ booth will be located at the Cypress Center/Fieldhouse entrance. Please call the Box Office at 403-527-1234 if tickets are purchased the same day of the event to ensure they will be ready when you arrive.

With over 1500+ parking stalls spanning 20 acres of land, the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede strives to accommodate all patrons attending the grounds.

During the annual Exhibition & Stampede in July, parking is available via Gate 1 in our paved parking lot for a fee and is valid for a one-time entry. If you would rather be closer to the north end of the attractions, please enter through Gates 4 & 5, where free parking is sponsored by GVN Structures. Accessible parking stalls are available in both parking areas.

Bicycle parking is available in the paved parking area near Gate 2.

All other events held on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds throughout the year include free parking in designated parking areas.

Family and Accessible Washrooms are available in the Fieldhouse, Cypress Center, Stampede Administration Office, Grandstand and Higdon Hall.

We work very hard to keep food and beverages on site safe, which is why we do not allow outside items to be brought in. Use your own personal discretion for individual dietary needs.

The safety and security of everyone at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is our top priority. The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede works with its clients, as well as local and national security agencies, to develop best-practice security policies and procedures at all events on the grounds. We appreciate your support for our ongoing efforts to provide a safe and entertaining environment for every one of our guests. The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Risk Management Committee members will be available at all volunteer events to provide first aid for spectators. The facilities at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede contain a First Aid kit, A.E.D. Defibrillator, and all staff has been trained and certified in First Aid procedures.

Visitors are welcome to bring non-framed backpacks, bags and purses. Please note that all bags are subject to be searched by security upon entry onto Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede property. Guests may be subjected to a pat-down search upon entry onto the Stampede grounds, and if found carrying prohibited items will be denied entry and no refunds provided.

The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone attending our venues. We invite you to help us make events at the Stampede grounds an experience that is welcoming and respectful for all guests, as well as those working during events. In an effort to achieve these goals, the following items are prohibited, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances
  • Noise makers, balloons
  • Weapons and dangerous devices such as explosives, handcuffs, tools, blades longer than 2 inches, martial arts instruments
  • Any other items security personnel determines could be illegal or dangerous to other guests
  • Signs, flags or displays that are offensive, racist, discriminatory, use inappropriate language, or are religious, political or commercial in nature
  • Any unauthorized advertising

Certain livestock events at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede required the use of the barns, riding ring and arenas. For the safety of our animals, competitors, the public and our staff, please refrain from riding animals in the barns, observe the no smoking signage, and remember the animals have the right of way when attending a livestock event.

In accordance with the City of Medicine Hat Bylaw No. 4136, the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is predominantly smoke-free. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is permitted in designated areas only as identified by signage.

We are committed to following Alberta Health Services Public Health Actions. Please visit for more information.