Like so many in our neck of the woods, I am certainly feeling a Stampede void this year! ...Hard!

Celebrating western heritage, lining up for daily pancake breakfasts and dressing up in western wear are just some of the many things I love about this usually bustling time of the year, and let's not forget all those delicious, deep-fried midway treats!

Thankfully, I'm still getting my fill of country tunes on 91.5FM.

I had a Facebook memory pop up this morning that tugged at my heartstrings. A couple of the leading guys from the hit show Nashville (Deacon and Will) were here a few years back and my daughters got serenaded at a Stampede concert! Needless to say, I was a proud momma and also a teensy bit jealous!

What are your favourite Stampede memories and traditions? Are you doing anything to celebrate Stampede this year at home? Click here to let us know.