Aug 10

The Fair at the PNE Community Spotlight

Festival Park Community Spotlight

With the Fair at the PNE a little over a week away, we want to share with you the mixture of cultural festivals, summer pop-up markets and community showcases happening this year! Check out the schedule below for the Community Spotlight Programming!

 

Heroes Weekend

August 19 and 20
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Fair is honoured to salute the First Responders in our community who help keep Vancouver safe! Come see a number of different Ambulance, Firefighter, Police, RCMP, Search and Rescue, and Coast Guard vehicles on display the entire weekend!


Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

August 22 to 25
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

Car lovers UNITE! The Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase presented by 360 Fabrication Inc. will have you drooling with envy as you make your way around some of the most beautiful classic cars and hot rods in Vancouver.


Spirit of India Summer Festival

August 26 and 27
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Spirit of India at the Fair at the PNE

This summer festival is presented by the Gujarati Society of BC. It celebrates the best of South Asian culture. Bring your friends and come explore the beautiful colours, smells, and atmosphere of the Spirit of India Summer Festival!


Fall for Local Summer Market

August 23 to September 3
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Fall for Local at the Fair at the PNE

The Fall for Local Summer Market is a pop up market filled with local entrepreneurs displaying a number of great products including Jewelry, Clothing and Cosmetics! Local vendors include: Tamara Phillips ART, Granola Girl, Luna Nectar, and many more!


Caribbean Carnival

September 4
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Caribbean Carnival is presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC. It brings the rhythm, art, and costumes of the Trinidad and Tobago culture to the Fair at the PNE! Featuring III Steel Band, Parade of Costumes, Limbo Dancing, Arts & Crafts, and much more!


Don’t forget to follow us on social media (@PNE_Playland) to stay informed on everything happening at the Fair at the PNE this year!

 

Jan 26

Calling All Food Vendors!

We are looking for applications for New Food Vendors for The Fair 2017!

Calling All New Food Vendors

Each year we seeks to bring new and exciting food vendors to the Fair at the PNE to help make a great experience for our guests! Do you think your company has what it takes to feed the masses at the 2017 Fair at the PNE? We want to hear from you! Simply fill out the form here:  Tell us about your company and your unique selling feature as well as any supporting documentation on your trailer or food truck.

Please be advised we require all food vendors to have a professional trailer or food truck. Tent and table set ups are not permitted.

Scroll down to check out some of the highlighted foods from The 2016 Fair at the PNE!

Butter Chicken Fries

Butter Chicken Fries

 

Big Pickle Dog

Big Pickle Dog

 

Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burger

Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burger

 

Teryaki Chicken Perogie

Teryaki Chicken Perogies

 

Hercules Burger

The Hercules Burger

 

mini donuts popsiclees

Mini Donut Popsicles

Click here for more information on Exhibit Space at The 2017 Fair at the PNE

Jul 14

The PNE Chef’s Garden

We are very excited to launch a new sustainability initiative here at the PNE in partnership with Safeway. The PNE Chef’s Garden is a fresh and local garden where we are growing over 500lbs of food for use by our PNE Food and Beverage team.

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Many people don’t realize that the PNE manages the over 105 acres of Hastings Park on a year round basis. We have staff on site seven days a week, year-round, maintaining the buildings, the grounds, the park space and now also our spray-free fruit, vegetable and herb gardens! Trained horticulturists in our gardening team tend to the over 20 plants including, cucumbers, strawberries, thyme, lettuce, basil, watermelon, kale and potatoes. You can see an exhibit of The PNE Chef’s Gardens during The Fair in Farm Country.

You may be asking at this point, ‘well what happens to all the ripe product?’ It gets eaten… by you! The product grown in the gardens gets incorporated by our Food and Beverage department into the food we serve at catered events onsite like the meals served to the artists who play at the Pacific Coliseum and in the dishes prepared for our private catered events. Hence the name, The PNE Chef’s Garden!

Don’t forget to visit Market Fresh at The Fair for healthy options straight from our gardens. As we grow this initiative, food will also be incorporated into many of our Food and Beverage initiatives onsite during Playland and The Fair. So just think, next time you order a Crazy Dog, Shrimp Boat platter or Unroutine Poutine, that sprinkle of chive, sliver of carrot or even slice of onion and lettuce came straight from our gardens that morning! This is just another small step in our journey on becoming a zero waste and fully sustainable site.

Check our blog frequently for updates from the PNE Chef’s Garden where we’ll be sharing what’s grown and how it’s all being used.

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