Arts & Cultural Expo

about the event

Stay tuned for our 2020 contest and event details!

The Grande Prairie Stompede is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Arts & Cultural Expo! This event truly brings the talent of the Peace Country together, including many local artists and artisans showcasing their talents, merchandise and artwork.

Come down to Clarkson Hall during the 2020 GP Stompede to view the submissions by the 2020 Art Competition Finalists, listen to live music, and walk through vendor booths. Our artisans are sure to offer many eye-catching wonders available to purchase.

2019 Winners

Poster Contest Winner

It All Starts With A Touch

By Elizabeth Hutchinson

Jr. Artwork Winner

Prairie Roses

By Meghan Smith

Photography & Digital Artwork Winner

In The Whispers

By Nicky Hemingson

2nd Annual Country Music Competition

The Grande Prairie Stompede’s Annual Arts & Cultural Expo is proud to introduce the 1st Annual Country Music Competition!

Want to watch the finalists perform?
Join us at the 2020 GP Stompede to see our finalists perform live!

Art Competitions

The Grande Prairie Stompede’s Annual Arts & Cultural Expo is proud to be hosting the:

  • 3rd Annual Poster Contest
  • 2nd Annual Photography & Digital Artwork Contest
  • 2nd Annual Jr Artwork Contest

Stompede Market

Soak in our western heritage like never before! Enjoy shopping in the Stompede Market with over 20 unique vendors. 

Call for Artists

  • Deadline to enter Art, Jr Art & Digital Art Contest: Friday May 1, 2020
  • Artists must reside within the Peace Region
  • Artist may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork, but only one may be selected to be showcased in the Expo
  • Artist must pay $25 for their first artwork submission and $15 per additional submission (for a maximum of 5 total)
  • Top 15 artists from each contest will be selected to be showcased at the Expo

Contest entry forms

Call for musicians

2nd Annual Country Music Competition

Calling all country music artists!

The Grande Prairie Stompede’s Annual Arts & Cultural Expo is proud to introduce the 2nd Annual Country Music Competition!

Are you a passionate artist from the peace country? Showcase your talent at the 2020 Grande Prairie Stompede!

The lucky winner will take home the opportunity to work with a special musical guest and recording producer to create TWO fully produced tracks! (A value of over $2000) which will be used in the Stompede 2020 promotion.

You can create your own professionally produced single!

Want to watch the finalists perform?

Join us to watch the 2020 Finalists perform in front of the Grandstand!


  • Please record your audition and label the file with your name and song title. Audition must be no longer then 45 seconds.
  • Attach audition file with $25 payment with this form and send to Expo@gpstompede.com
  • Artist must be 18+ years old and reside within the Peace Country
  • All finalists must be able to perform live at the 2019 GP Stompede
  • For live performance, musicians can perform with an instrument, bring guest(s) to play instrument(s), or perform with a digital backtrack
  • Please note that 2020 Finalists have been notified. 
  • The 2020 Winner will perform at Stompede 2020 
  • At least one track from the winning artist will be used in the 2020 Stompede promotions.


  • 1st Place: $2,000 towards professional recording (two fully produced tracks)
    2nd Place: $750 to Long & McQuade
    3rd Place: $300 to Long & McQuade

Judging Criteria

  • Voice
  • Stage presence
  • Song choice
  • Extra consideration for originality, audience engagement, and use of an instrument(s)

Stompede Hotline:


Stompede Email:


Stompede Mailing Address:

Box 1338
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 4Z1

Vendor Inquiries:

For FOOD vendors – Contact Michelle at Michelle@evergreenpark.ca

For NON-FOOD vendors – Contact GP Stompede at office@gpstompede.com

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