The Fair at the PNE recalls memories of sticky fingers from cotton candy and the smell of mini donuts in the air. However, in the spirit of Canada’s west coast, the PNE is also catering to those looking for healthier food options for themselves and their children as they enjoy their days at the Fair. The 2016 Fair will offer fairgoers healthy snacks and beverages for those who have restricted diets or simply prefer to eat healthy (in addition, of course, to the traditional Fair food). Continue reading
If you’ve been to the Fair at the PNE before, you’ve come to expect the familiar scent of mini donuts and hot dogs in the air. It’s time to loosen your waistbands in anticipation of the 2016 Fair and the all-new food options for the adventurous eater.
“We’re proud to present these new food and beverage offerings for the 2016 Fair at the PNE,” says Pete Male, Vice President of Sales at Pacific National Exhibition. “Our team has searched across the continent for the most insane and outrageous snacks we can find because food is an important part of the Fair experience. We think attendees are going to love what they see when they come to The Fair at the PNE.”
For the burger lover, you’re in luck this year as the Fair at the PNE presents an impressive line-up of innovative new burger options. Try the Mac N Cheese Stuffed Burger, a hand-made beef burger patty that’s stuffed with creamy mac and cheese and topped with classic burger toppings.
If that’s not enough, prepare your stomach for Gourmet Burger’s 10lb Burger! For those looking for a challenge, The Hercules Burger is enough to feed you AND your friends!
Are you more of a hot dog fan? Not to worry, the Fair’s got your covered! Surrey’s “The Footlong Hot Dog” presents the Biggest Baddest Brat – 12 inches of locally crafted Bratwurst. This crowd pleaser is served in a soft baked pretzel bun and is topped with homemade beer mustard and as many fried onions as you can handle. If you’re looking for a less traditional dog, look no further than the Big Pickle Corn Dog, a deep fried pickle stuffed with a wiener.
Not to miss are the cheesy delicacies being offered at the 2016 Fair at the PNE including The Godfather, a gourmet macaroni and cheese dish topped with meatballs and spaghetti sauce so delicious you won’t be able to forget about it! For the kids and the kid-at-heart adults, make sure to stop by the Out of this World Kids Food Truck that features Sponge Bob Square Cheese.
There will also be some ethnic inspired food options this year including Butter Chicken Fries. You could call this dish a south Asian poutine as the golden, crispy French fries are topped with delicious Indian butter chicken sauce. Teriyaki Chicken Perogies will also be offered for fair goers to enjoy this year. These bite size cheddar and potato perogies are lightly pan fried with butter and given a Teriyaki twist.
For those with a sweet tooth, the 2016 Fair at the PNE is the place to be. In addition to the classic mini donuts, there are several can’t miss variations. If you’re looking for something cool, look no further than the Mini Donut Ice Pop, which combines the mini donut with delicious frozen dulce caramel cream and cinnamon to create the perfect frozen treat on a stick. That’s not all that you can eat on a stick at this year’s Fair, don’t miss Korn on a Stick. Canadian Kettle Korn has taken the idea of food on a stick to the extreme by combing three of Canada’s most popular treats, maple, bacon and Kettle Korn, and placed them on a stick. And if you’re interested in a bacon-flavoured sweet treat, try the PNE’s very own Bacon Candy Floss!
If that’s not enough, check out Granny’s Cheesecake for The Reese-Oreo, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup sandwiched between two Oreo’s, cooked to a delicious gooey chocolate delight. For the Oreo lovers out there, there will also be a Deep Fried Oreo Milkshake, Oreo Funnel Cake, Oreo Churros, and even Oreo Rice Pudding.
It wouldn’t be a true Fair without a variety of fried goods. Don’t miss the Deep Fried Tequila Shot Bites, fried tequila flavoured cake bites topped off with icing sugar. And don’t forget to also try the Salted Caramel Deep Fried Coffee, fresh deep-fried coffee treats drizzled in caramel and Himalayan sea salt. Perfect for your salty sweet fix with five different flavours!
For those looking for vegetarian, gluten-free and all-around healthy options, The Fair at the PNE will have several options across the park that cater to numerous dietary restrictions.
See you at The Fair!
The Fair at the PNE is back, this time with more fun and exciting shows and attractions for all ages. The Fair will open August 20-September 5, and will be closed Mondays August 22 and 29.
Wondering what The Fair has in store for you this year? Our Summer Night Concerts are back and better than ever! Continue reading