Frequently Asked Questions


On September 16th the Alberta Government announced the Restriction Exemption Program, where proof of vaccination or a negative test result is required for businesses to continue to operate 'as usual'. 

The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede will be implementing this new program effective immediately, and all attendees, artists and exhibitors will now be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result to enter the BMO Centre and the Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival. 

Please be prepared to provide supporting documentation upon arrival.

  • From September 20 to October 25: proof of partial vaccination (one dose) is considered acceptable as long as the dose was given more than 2 weeks before the time of service.

 The details of the public health action can be found here: 

Wearing a mask is now mandatory in indoor public spaces. For more information on COVID-19 in Alberta please visit

We ask you to refrain from attending the Show if you: 

  • Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed case

Take actions to help prevent the spread of illness including:

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes

The Tattoo & Arts Festival is committed to creating a safe environment for all attendees, exhibitors, performers, and staff. It is critical that we continue to treat all people with respect and address any issues of discrimination or harassment as a result of COVID-19. We do not tolerate any forms of discrimination and harassment so these instances should be addressed immediately and brought to the attention of Show Management.  

If you do not want to drive, the Calgary Stampede grounds are near public transit stations. The nearest train station is Victoria Park station. For more information on times and schedule, visit

There are several large lots located close to the BMO Centre. However, there is a $15 parking fee through the Calgary Stampede. This fee applies to anyone (including Show Management) who enters the park. Price subject to change without notice.

Your admission ticket gives you entry into the show and includes all Main Stage entertainment acts. It does not include the price of a tattoo.

Yes, tickets are available at the door as well as online.

Make sure to check our list of artists prior to the show to book an appointment. Some artists do walk-up tattoos but if you’re looking for a specific artist or style, we recommend booking directly with the artist ahead of time.

General Admit One tickets are valid for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday (single day) with re-entry on that day only. Weekend Passes are valid for re-entry on any and all days. Wristbands and re-entry stamps are provided at Main Cash/Check In.

We can scan tickets off your smartphone at the door. Just make sure to turn up the brightness for the scanner.

Absolutely! Ages 12 and under are FREE. 

Inside the show, concession kiosks will be open to serve food. You can head to the Beer Gardens for a drink!

Yes, there will be two to three ATMs in the hall, and additional machines will be located throughout the concourse of the BMO Centre. Some of the companies exhibiting will be able to take debit and credit card payment at their booths.

The designated Lost and Found station will be the Show Office, located just outside the hall.

If you need a wheelchair, please contact us prior to the show. We can have something arranged for you. Your driver licence will be required, and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay In Touch

Signup for our newsletter