Aug 28

Haven’t Checked out The Fair Yet? Here’s What you’ve missed!

It’s been an exciting and busy Fair, so for all you stragglers, we’re rounding up what’s been going on to give you an idea of what you’re missing!

Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition – new and only this year – has been a huge success so far! It all started on August 16 with a Q&A with Game of Thrones actress, Sibel Kekilli.

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On August 17, we launched the hilarious Internet Cat Video Festival with a premiere screening in the Pacific Coliseum.  It’s now enjoyed throughout the day in Celebration Plaza.

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Our new shows – Mystic India and A Circus in Wonderland have dazzled crowds alongside our classic shows like Superdogs.

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The 2014 PNE Star Showdown ended last week with the first place honours going to Alyssa Gutierrez of Surrey.

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A Fair icon, Dal Richards, was commemorated for 75 consecutive years of his Big Band performances. Look out for his stone located across from the Chevrolet Performance Stage.

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Check out the full lineup of shows and entertainment leading into the final weekend of The Fair.

Aug 27

Gipsy Kings Prove That Music is a Universal Language

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It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.

The Gipsy Kings drew a sold out crowd at the WestJet Concert Stage. The audience was on their feet dancing to the flamenco guitars, bongos and drums. There were no fewer that 10 musicians on stage all playing in unison and they didn’t miss a beat. They delighted the audience by playing many of their popular songs such as Djobi Djoba, Volare and Bamboleo.

The Gipsy Kings prove that music is a universal language. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from shaking and your hands from clapping!

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Dallas Smith, The Pointer Sisters and Glass Tiger. For the full concert lineup visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html

Aug 15

Fair Setup is in Full Swing!

Our crew has been hard at work getting the Fair set up for opening weekend! Hats off to our entire team, and extended team, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a fresh new Fair at the PNE.

From handling precious cargo straight from the set of Game of Thrones®, setting up the Chevrolet Performance stage for the Mosaic Music Series, rounding up our delicious food vendors, to putting together our brand new Get Animated Exhibit! They really do it all.

Ever wonder how the PNE grounds look just days before The Fair opens? The site transforms within the span of two weeks, so what you see here will be nothing like what you’ll see in person starting this Saturday!

Check out a few behind the scenes set-up photos below!

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We’ll see you opening weekend! Don’t forget that there are tons of ways to save at The Fair this year! For starters you can buy your Gate Pass online and save here! Check out all of the Ways to Save on our website!