07/06/2013 06:07 EDT | Updated 07/06/2013 06:25 EDT

Calgary Stampede 2013: Pictures From Day Two (PHOTOS)


The Calgary Stampede got off to a better start on day two, after a downpour soaked the grounds and send thousands of fairgoers and rodeo spectators scurrying for cover on Friday.

Attendees were eager to participate in the event even as a thunderstorm watch was issued for Calgary on Saturday.

"I'm a city girl but every July I embrace the Calgary Stampede whole-heartedly!" said Jennifer Spencer in a Twitter post.

"Absolutely loving the Calgary Stampede rodeo!" said Nicky Nash.

From banana elephant ears to deep fried Oreos wrapped with bacon, many posted photos of the high-calorie food popular at the Calgary Stampede.

Here's a look at photos from day two:

Photo gallery LOOK: Calgary Stampede, Day 2 See Gallery

With files from The Canadian Press