2018 Nutrien Ag-tivity in the City

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Come visit the farm without ever leaving the city,
July 6-15, 2018 in the Agriculture Zone!

With engaging agricultural attractions and free, fun-packed activities and presentations, there’s something for everyone in Ag-tivity in the City located in the Nutrien Western Event Centre and Agriculture barns, known as the agriculture zone.

Urban meets rural at Ag-tivity in the City, which is open from the time that Stampede Park opens until 9:00 p.m. daily (Family Day, Canada 150, & Kid's Day 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and provides an informative and entertaining celebration of agriculture for young and old alike. This program showcases the experts in agriculture, helping you find out what is in your food! 



Ag-tivity in the City in the Nutrien Western Event Centre and AltaLink Hall

Visit a wide variety of interactive, educational displays presented by industry experts, and learn how your food is produced here in Alberta! 

Nutrien Seed Survivor 

Plant yourself in Seed Survivor and discover the elements you'll need to grow healthy plants. Team up to try your hand at virtual farming with the Nutrients of Life game, or plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow. This fun, interactive display features multi-media and virtual reality computer games, talking walls and much more.

Country Critters in the Agriculture Barn

Don't miss the Country Critters area in the historic Agriculture Barn where you can meet a wide variety of friendly animals and participate in free and fun activities such as cow milking, playing in a cleaned grain "sand box", and other real-live farm activites.

Milk and Cookies Shack by Alberta Milk

Learn where milk comes from — and then sit and rest, while enjoying this ultimate refreshing snack offered at just $2.00.  It is the best food deal on park! Located in the Ag Zone

Ag-Tivity Agriculture Ambassadors

Take a tour of the AgZone! Our Ag Ambassadors lead barn tours daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the Stampede, meeting in front of the Nutrien Western Events Center.  Friendly and knowledgable guides provide information the agriculture industry and Calgary Stampede History, and are happy to answer questions. Our Ambassadors speak a variety of languages and have big smiles that mean "friend" in every language.

Heritage Cabin

Our little cabin in the Ag Zone will give you a feel for the rudimentary conditions that pioneers endured to settle the west. It was a time of hard work, but women found time to use their skills and creative ability to handcraft quilts, weave cloth, spin wool, crochet or make toys. Relive these experiences and see firsthand how these tasks were performed. Stop by the Heritage Cabin located in Country Trail.





July 5th-  (Sneak A Peek) – 5:00 PM– 9:00 PM

July 6th (Parade Day) – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM  

July 7th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 8th-  (Cenovus Family Day) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 9th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 10th - (McDonald’s Community Day) – 9:30 AM -9:00 PM 

July 11th  - (BMO Kid's Day) – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 12th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 13th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 14th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 15th – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 6–15, 2018


Thank you to the industry partners who support 2018 Nutrien Ag-tivity in the City:

Alberta Chicken Producers
Alberta Pork
Agrium Seed Survivor
Alberta Barley
Alberta Canola Producers
Alberta Milk
Alberta Pulse Growers
Alberta Wheat
Calgary and District Beekeepers Association
Calgary Stampede Country Critters
Egg Farmers of Alberta
Grain Display
Heritage Cabin
Bednarik Llamas

Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Science


Exhibitor Move In/Move Out Information: 


Ross Bucsis (Chair), Anita Carey (Vice-Chair), Heather Swiston (2nd Vice-Chair) Heather Lawton (Past-Chair), Lisa Bednarik Kate Thrasher (Director), Mackenzie Argent (Agriculture Programming Manager), Ashley Ayles, Katelyn Ayles, Don Beriro, Anita Bucsis, Linda Courtman, Nelson Dahlgren, Clementine Fleischer, Mike Fleischer, Blake Gamroth, Nicole Hanson, Brian Kennedy, Gary Kooistra, Andrew Mathews, Dot Miner, Richard Latus, Lynn Schaeffler, Debbie Schlaak, Heather Swiston, Doug Schmaltz, Val Schmaltz, Peggy Strankman, Steve Tannas, Agnes Wolstenholme, Rebecca Zutz, Andrea James, Danielle Bradish, Linda Baranieski, Jo Wolach, Megan Gauley, Debbie Lee