Aug 31

Week 1 of The Fair at the PNE!

A big THANK YOU to all the guests who have attended the first week of the 2016 Fair at the PNE! The beautiful weather has brought out hundreds of thousands of guests during this first week of The Fair! The Fair continues until Labour Day and we’ve got plenty to keep you busy! Be sure to come check out some of our indoor activities: Fly like and Angry Bird in Rollerland, Explore all the great products at Marketplace in the PNE Forum or learn about Aliens Worlds and Androids in the Garden Auditorium!

Here are a few pictures from the adventure that was the first week of The Fair!

Amanda Shaw (13 years old) from the Otter 4H Llama Club is preparing Bounce, a six month old Black Cooper Maran Rooster for the 4H Competition. This competition sees over 600 young people from across British Columbia who come to The Fair to compete. The Fair continues until Labour Day.

Amanda Shaw (13 years old) from the Otter 4H Llama Club is preparing Bounce, a six month old Black Cooper Maran Rooster for the 4H Competition. This competition sees over 600 young people from across British Columbia who come to The Fair to compete.

 

Come celebrate Canada in Festival Park with our Kaleidoscope on Parade!

Come celebrate Canada in Festival Park with Kaleidoscope on Parade!

 

A Tribute to Dal Richards in Festival Park with all his friends from Retirement Concepts

A Tribute to Dal Richards in Festival Park. If you missed the tribute or want to experience it again, simply click on the image above to take you to our Facebook page!

 

Hit the Deck! A Canadian Backyard Party takes the stage DAILY at 8pm!

Hit the Deck! A Canadian Backyard Party takes the stage DAILY at 8pm!

 

Molly Allan from Surrey performs in Kaleidoscope on Parade at Festival Park during The Fair at the PNE. This show runs at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm daily from now until Labour Day at the PNE fairgrounds.

Molly Allan from Surrey performs in Kaleidoscope on Parade at Festival Park during the Fair at the PNE. This show runs at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm daily from now until Labour Day.

 

Some of the rides at The Fair at the PNE at night! Come take in a show, eat a few mini donuts and ride these beautiful rides at night!

Some of the rides at the Fair at the PNE at night! Come take in a show, eat a few mini donuts and ride these beautiful rides at night!

 

We are so fortunate to have such great performers take the stage during our Summer Night Concerts! Get your reserved tickets for the remaining shows at www.ticketleader.ca

 

Hedley

Hedley took the stage Aug 20 for the KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM concert to kick of the 2016 Fair at the PNE!

 

Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band rocked the PNE Amphitheatre to a sold out crowd!

 

FOREIGNER

FOREIGNER played to a sold out crowd in one of the coolest outdoor venues in town!

 

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton John wowed the crowd with classic Olivia songs. Yes, she sang songs from Grease too!

Remaining Shows:

Aug 31- A Tribe Called Red

Sept 1- Dru Hil; with Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao – 20th Anniversary

Sept 2- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour

Sept 3- Tim Hicks

Sept 4- The Monkees – Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour

Sept 5- Chris Isaak

Well that’s a wrap on the first week of the Fair at the PNE! We look forward to having you here for the final week of The Fair. Purchase your tickets online at www.pne.ca and SAVE!

Jul 14

Make Sure to Come Hungry! We Unveil the 2016 Food Line-up

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.”

Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burger

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!

Hercules Burger

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.

Biggest Baddest Brat

Biggest Baddest Brat

Big Pickle Dog

Big Pickle Dog

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.

The Godfather Mac and Cheese

The Godfather Mac and Cheese

 

Sponge Bob Square Cheese

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.

Butter Chicken Fries

Butter Chicken Fries

 

Teryaki Chicken Perogie

Teryaki Chicken Perogie

 

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!

mini donuts popsiclees

Mini Donuts Popsicle

 

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.

Deep Fried Oreo Milkshake

Deep Fried Oreo Milkshake

 

Oero Funnel Cake

Oero Funnel Cake

 

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!

Salted Caramel Deep Fried Coffee

Salted Caramel Deep Fried Coffee

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!

 

Dec 1

Save $20 on a Playland Season Playpass!

‘Tis the Time to Make Your Christmas Wish List! Christmas is only a few weeks away, so you better start on that list! This year, ask for a Season PlayPass so that you can reap the rewards come 2016! Get $20 off your PlayPass if it’s purchased by December 24, 2015, so make sure you start dropping those hints! Continue reading