The obvious choice for head coverings in Calgary is the Cowboy Hat, but during Stampede it’s a must! And Calgarians are not choosy people. I have seen Cowboy hats made from straw, felt, styrofoam, sequins and beer boxes. What ever your style, there is the perfect hat for you.
But does everyone really have to wear one during Stampede?
It’s what I love about Calgary! Even the people you would least expect to see in a Cowboy hat, have one. If you’re not from Calgary then you might not know that even our Police Officers are required to wear them. True Story! If they are on the Stampede grounds during the 10 days of festivities, they have to wear one. It doesn’t end there; they also can choose to wear the hat all year-long if they’d like as a part of their uniform.
Just another reason to I love this little hillbilly town I call home.
Mr. Fab oy hat