The Calgary Stampede is basically an event that comprises of ious different shows including parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and lot more. But, yet it is better known as a rodeo and exhibition festival that takes place every year in this part of Canada. Widely acclaimed as 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' by the natives, Calgary Stampede scores high in terms of participation with over one million visitors crowding the show. The Calgary and District Agricultural Society played a mentoring role in holding the first ever Calgary Stampede in the year 1886. It tends to celebrate the agricultural and farming life of the people of the region and pay tribute to the great rodeos. Subsequently, the festivals grew in size and stature and continued to occupy a major spot in the national psyche. With over $2 million as prize, this show in now one of the top rodeos of the world and invites the best of players from from across North America.