Canadian pro rodeo fans are risk takers?—?most of them have held a bronc rein
or the suitcase handle of a bareback rigging, had speed tearing up their eyes as they rounded the third barrel or felt the burn of the lariat and the hard stop of a great horse.
They know what it’s like to risk it all.
Each year, thousands of like-minded folks converge on the province’s capital city to cheer on the pro athletes as they put it all on the line in their quest for The Buckle. These die-hard fans have followed the ups and downs of these premiere athletes all season, know the names of the rough stock as well as they know the names of their kids until finally, the time has come to declare the 2014 Canadian Champion.
That time is now; the fans will be there?—?and suddenly overnight the suits are swapped for boots and Edmonton is “The” Cowboy Capital.
Cowboy Capital Highlights
There are some great events for the Western-minded soul in Edmonton during Farmfair and the Canadian Finals Rodeo this fall! We’ve rounded up some of the highlights of this year’s events to help you make your plans to see (and do!) all you can while in the Cowboy Capital!
Every November since 1974, the most talented cowboys, cowgirls, animals, and fans of professional rodeo have been riding into Edmonton for the ultimate showdown at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Make sure to take a break from the heart-pounding competition of this five-day world-class event to experience some of the city’s best dining and shopping!