Sep 9

The Fair at the PNE 2016 comes to an end!


We want to send out a HUGE Thank You to each and every one of you that came out to the 2016 Fair at the PNE! This year saw a 5% increase in attendance from 2015 with 712,367 people coming through the gates and experiencing the fun that is The Fair! For 106 years the Fair at the PNE has been an end of summer tradition for British Columbia, and the 2016 event lived up to its iconic legacy, offering over $3 million in free with admission programming

Fair Crowd

“This year’s Fair received a very positive guest response to a number of our entertainment shows and attractions, including the Unbelievable Magic Show, the Angry Birds exhibit and our Summer Night Concert Series,” says PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel.

Foreigner- Summer Night Concerts

In addition to these new shows and attractions, guest had the chance to see some of the traditional favorites such as SuperDogs, the PNE Prize Home and Dueling Pianos. Not to mention the amazing lineup of Summer Night Concerts artists, highlighted by performances by Foreigner and the Steve Miller Band.

Steve Miller Band- Summer Night concerts

This year’s food line up saw many of the traditional fair foods such as Corn Dogs (90,000 sold), Cotton Candy (33,500 sold) and the fan favorite Mini Donuts! Did you know, 25,000 pounds of dough was used to make mini donuts at “Those Little Donuts” stands at The Fair!? The new food additions to The Fair this year did not disappoint! Some of the stand outs were: Teryaki Chicken Perogies, The Big Pickle Dog (A hotdog inside a pickle, deep fried in corndog batter), The Mac N Cheese stuffed Burger and the Deep Fried Tequila (tequila flavored donuts).

International Perogies

Big Pickle Dog

Teryaki Chicken Perogie

Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burger

Jumbo Prizing

Our midway games saw more than 500,000 stuffed animals won over the 15 days of The Fair with 6000 being Jumbo prizes!

All of the fun that was had at The Fair this year could not have been without the dedicated staff and of course our guests! You guys have made this year so much fun and we look forward to having you back next year!

Planning is now fully underway for next year’s event, which will run from August 19th to September 4th 2017!

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