What is the GMC Rangeland Derby ?

  • That pounding of hooves and trembling of the ground can mean  only one thing; the world’s premier chuckwagon event has begun! Witness all the  heart-stopping action over nine nightly heats as 36 chuckwagon drivers,  supported by their outriders and 216 horses vie for over $1.15 million in total  prize money. Races start nightly at 7:45 PM and are followed by the world-famous  Grandstand Show. Get your tickets to the GMC Rangeland Derby today and discover why the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races are the best in the world.


Where is the event held?

  • In the Stampede Grandstand.

 Who are the competitors?

  • Competitor list is available on our website.

Dates and schedule

July 6-15, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Doors Open

8:00 p.m.

Chuckwagon Races begin

9:30 p.m.

Chuckwagon Races end and    venue transitions to the evening show

9:50 p.m.

Grandstand Show begins

11:00 p.m.

Grandstand Show ends    (fireworks)


Guest information

Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • Yes. This event requires a separate ticket outside of Stampede  Park admission. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or the Ticket Office  1.800.661.1767.


What time do I need to arrive?

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., but the races being at 8:00 p.m. This  gives a generous time window between entering the venue and finding your seats.


Is accessible seating available?

  • Yes. There is an elevator located on the south side of the  Grandstand in which guests with mobility issues are given priority.


Where is the closest accessible parking?


Can I bring my stroller?

  • Complimentary stroller check is available on the main level of  the Grandstand.


Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages?

  • Yes. Non-alcoholic  beverages are permitted on Stampede Park and in all our venues.


Can I purchase alcoholic beverages at this event? 

  • Yes. Beer and wine will  be available for purchase.


Can I bring my service animal?

  • Yes.Providing your  service animal has the appropriate registration.Please see our service animal guidelines here.


Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes. Cameras for personal  use are permitted.