Catch a dazzling smile from a rodeo princess. Cheer on your favourite bullrider. Strike up a conversation with a local over bbq beef on a bun. The down-home intimacy of small town rodeo in Alberta makes you feel like you're part of all the daredevil action that brings rodeo fans and contestants together year after year. At the annual Ponoka Stampede, it's impossible to stay in your seat as the wild excitement of calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing takes hold. Rush to the rail to watch the chuckwagons fly by. There are more than 100 rodeos around the province, large and small, where you'll fit right in.