‘Bringing elements of the outdoors into BMO Centre that will entice all the senses’

The Calgary Stampede this year will feature a reimagined Market where people can purchase fresh produce for the first time at The Fresh and Local Farm Market.

The Market, located in the BMO Centre, has a new look and will have a mix of retail and entertainment.

Megan Tackaberry
Megan Tackaberry

“We are so excited to unveil the brand new Market and its major makeover that guests cannot miss,” said Megan Tackaberry, retail attractions co-ordinator with the Calgary Stampede.

“We have taken The Market experience to the next level, bringing elements of the outdoors into BMO Centre that will entice all the senses and will offer something unique and special for everyone.”

The Market is a place to shop during the Stampede with numerous vendors and includes the Maker Market, supporting local artisans and goods.

Taking centre stage in The Market is PLAY; a whimsical indoor playground for all ages where kids and adults can share in the fun with larger-than-life swings, teeter-totters and hopscotch, all accompanied by an all-day kinetic light show, said the Stampede.

“PLAY is also a one-stop food location for all things sweet and savoury, including where you can quench your thirst at the Palm Bay Hideaway, providing refreshing drink pairings with select foods,” it said.

The Market area will also feature the Relaxation Zone created to give guests a place to sit back, unwind and reset from the day.

“With plenty of space to relax, guests can get a free 15-minute massage! Guests can also kick back and enjoy signature cocktails at Kitchen Theatre, presented by Safeway Sobeys, while watching talented chefs create unique and delicious dishes,” it said.

The Market also features CHROMA with  immersive art curated by PARK.

The Makery also has all things hands-on and crafty.

The Stampede takes place July 5 to 14.

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