Never let it be said that the Tweed Stampede and Jamboree (TS&J) is happy to simply rest on its laurels. The announcements this season have been coming fast and furious – generating more than a fair share of excitement.
If rodeo is your thing there will be twice as much at the park this year. Tweed recently became the destination event for Canadian Cowboys Association competitors when it announced it had become a double rodeo. That’s twice the competition and twice the prize money for the competitors. Also new this year is a bonus Friday evening full rodeo performance for all to enjoy. The Stampede Committee plan to kick-off the weekend with a new added concert on Thursday night featuring High Valley; Deric Ruttan Saturday night; and close the weekend Sunday with Gord Bamford, taking full advantage of the long weekend!
The TS&J Committee has been hard at work making improvements to the venue which includes the development of additional trailer camp sites, a more effective recycling/trash program, increased grandstand seating and picnic area. These improvements would not have been possible without the community support and financial grants from Community Futures and Celebrate Ontario. The funds have made it possible to enhance an already great event.
“We are very grateful for the grants, it is a major contributor to the Thursday and Sunday night concerts as well as the additional Friday Night Ram Rodeo Performance which is also new this year” states Casey Trudeau, Owner and Operator of Trudeau Resort and Banquet Centre in Tweed. Trudeau continues “Another exciting addition to the TS&J is T.J, the official mascot of the TS&J! We have to give a big thanks to a new feature sponsor of the event Performance Tire Discounter Belleville, we are very excited about partnering with them, and because of their tremendous support we were able to create T.J. and hope to have him make some special appearances at area schools before the start of summer! The mascot is in fact modeled after our very own horse that many children would remember from previous years in the Kids Zone Petting Zoo.”
The TS&J prides itself on a family-friendly and fun atmosphere, also working very hard on providing levels of entertainment for all ages to enjoy. From the Ram Rodeo Tour Cowboys & Girls to the great Canadian Country Music on our Stampede Stage, this is truly an event you can’t afford to miss. There is no other festival or event in Ontario that is of this nature and Trudeau Park is proud to be able to host this event in a community as supportive as Tweed! In this events short 3 year existence, the Tweed Stampede has grown 3 fold and expects to have approx.. 15,000 attendees through the gate during the 4 days.
The Stampede Crew looks forward to See'n Ya'll in August.
Advance ticket prices are available until June 1 at the following locations:
Performance Sales and Leasing, Hwy #62 Belleville
Bridle Path Tack Shop, Hwy #37 Belleville & Batersea Rd. Kingston
The Old Cheese Factory, Victoria St. In Tweed
Or by calling 613-478-5511 and online at www.tweedstampede.com