Arts & Cultural Expo

The Grande Prairie Stompede is proud to present the Stompede Market! This event brings together the talent of the Peace Country, with many local artists and artisans showcasing their talents, merchandise and artwork.

Come down to the Grand Hallway in the Tara Centre during the 2023 GP Stompede to view the artwork by the 2023 Art Competition Finalists, and walk through a huge selection of artisan vendor booths that are sure to have eye-catching wonders for purchase.

THUR: 2pm-9pm
FRI: 12pm-9pm
SAT: 12pm-9pm
SUN: 12pm-6pm

2022 Artwork Winners

First Place

Traci Hansen

Second Place

Peregrine Nowlan

Third Place

Lenka Nowlan

2022 Country Music Winners

First Place

Lucas Martens

Second Place

Trin James

Third Place

Matt Lee

Call for Artists

  • Deadline to enter Artwork Contest: May 1, 2023
  • Artists must reside within the Peace Region and Alberta
  • 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 10 artists from each contest will be selected to be showcased at the Expo

Entry Closed

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, and Alberta? Showcase your talent at the 2023 Grande Prairie Stompede!

The lucky winner will take home the opportunity to work with a recording producer to create a fully produced track and music video! (A value of $2500) which will be used in the Stompede 2024 promotion.

You can create your own professionally produced single!

Want to watch the finalists perform?

Join us to watch the 2023 Finalists perform in front of the Grandstand!



  • Artist may submit up to 3 auditions. $25 payment required for the first audition, and an extra $15 per additional.
  • Please record your audition(s) and label the file with your name and song title. Audition(s) must be no longer than 45 seconds.
  • Attach digital submissions with payment and this form and submit to GPStompede.com
  • Artist must be 16+ years old and reside within the Peace Country
  • Top 5 finalists must be able to perform live Thursday at the 2023 GP Stompede
  • Winners announced after live performances
  • For live performance, musician may perform with an instrument, bring guest(s) to play instrument(s), or perform with a digital


  • 1st Place: 1 Track Audio Recording + Music Video
  • 2nd Place: 1 Track Audio Recording + $250 to Long & McQuade
  • 3rd Place: $750 to Long & McQuade


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

Entry Closed

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Stompede Email:


Stompede Mailing Address:

Box 1338
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 4Z1

Vendor Inquiries:

Dave Anderson

 Community Director

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