The Strathmore and District Agricultural Society (SDAS) is excited for another showstopping year of hosting events for the community after having a fantastic 2022. 

The way that SDAS kicked off 2022 was by hosting a new event, the Father's Day Beer and BBQ Fest with a lot of positive feedback from the community they are excited to bring it back for another year. They also hosted the long-awaited Cowboy Town Concert featuring Emerson Drive and Aaron Pritchett which had been postponed for two years due to the pandemic.  

SDAS Events Coordinator Kate Dubois was thrilled to see the event bring in a local and out of town crowd “The Town had a lot of fun, people from Calgary, everywhere around they came out and people really enjoyed it," that is an event that is coming back in 2023 when Brett Kissel rolls into town on June 24th. 

Then the main event that the SDAS hosts is the Strathmore Stampede and last year was the first year since the COVID19 Pandemic that it was back in full swing.  

Along with new events, Dubois said with restrictions fully lifted they were able to host a great Strathmore Stampede noting that the community support was what made all the difference.

The Strathmore Stampede is, of course, coming back for another year and they are adding an Alberta artist to the list of events at the stampede with more planning in the works for this year. 

“Coming back this year is our third annual Friday Night Roundup concert. This year we're super excited to announce that we have Corb Lund headlining that concert on August 4th, 2023.” 

“We are always trying to find new ideas that we can bring to the grounds, as well as entertainment throughout the rodeo and whatnot, just trying to change things up every once and a while. It's still a work in progress but it is getting there.” 

Going forward into 2023 the SDAS is excited to put on Cowboy Town with Brett Kissel on June 24, Father's Day Beer and BBQ will be happening for a second year in a row, the Rodeo School and Stampede Fright Night, and of course, the Celebration of Light are all a definite go for 2023 with much more still in the planning stages.  

SDAS opened up their new horseshoe pits for public use at the end of last year and Dubois says that if the public is interested in booking and playing horseshoes then they can give the office a call and they will get anyone interested all booked in.  

For more information about the events that the SDAS is hosting visit their website at 

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