May 29

The Fair at the PNE 2017 Line-up

The Far at the PNE is back for another amazing year of rides, food and entertainment! We will be keeping Canada’s 150 birthday celebration going this year at the Fair at the PNE so come check it out!

Summer Night Concerts

The legendary Summer Night Concerts are back! Our amazing line-up of artists this year will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Spend an evening with The B-52s and The Gipsy Kings. Take in the sounds of Chicago and sing along with Huey Lewis and The News, along with other amazing country, pop and rock artists! Concerts are free with admission, but a limited number of reserved seats are available starting at just $20!

Would you like to enjoy the concert without dealing with the crowds? We have just the solution. This year we are excited to offer Private Suites for our Summer Night Concerts! For more information on suite sales click here!

Suite Sales


Marquee Show – UNBELIEVABLE! A Magical Experience

Back by popular demand UNBELIEVABLE: A Magical Experience has an all new line-up of illusionists! Watch in amazement as some of the best illusionists in the industry take the stage for this nightly performance. The show is FREE with admission, or you can purchase premium seats for $12 per person or $40 for a group of four.

Hockey Hall of Fame- Legends of Hockey Exhibit

Listen up Hockey fans! Have you ever wanted to see the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto but couldn’t make the trip? Come explore the largest Hockey Hall of Fame exhibition outside the walls of the Hockey Hall of Fame itself! With more than 5,000 square-feet of artifacts, artwork, photography and video there is something for all Hockey lovers!

Xtreme Bugs

If you enjoyed Dinosaurs Alive at The Fair last year, you’re going to love Xtreme Bugs! This all new experience features 19 animatronic models along with 110 static Bugs. Learn about how these insects live, move and look as well as their role in the environment.


New this year is Toytopia in Rollerland. Explore and play with some of the world’s biggest and most beloved toys and retro arcade games! This exhibit features multiple play zones, a larger than life Jack in The Box and the world’s largest Etch A Sketch! For the LEGO lover in the family we have dozens of LEGO figures on display a LEGO train layout and a LEGO building wall. Did we mention there will be LEGO? ()


Take a walk through the Marketplace in the PNE Forum where you will find more than 150 exhibitor booths carrying everything from soap, bed sheets and pillows, to special appliances, garage door organizers and everything in between.

RCMP Musical Ride

We are proud to present the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride during their 2017 Canada 150th celebration tour during The Fair! A Canadian tradition since 1876, a troop of 32 scarlet coated “Mounties” on majestic black horses will present a 30 minute show of intricate figures and cavalry drills choreographed to music.

Returning Fan Favorites at the Fair at the PNE

What would the Fair at the PNE be without some of the fan favorites from years past! Sing along with Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden, become a farmer in Kidz Discovery Farm, taste some of the best craft breweries in the city at the Craft Beer Fest and be amazed by the skill and focus of the always entertaining SuperDogs!

Dueling Pianos

Kids Discovery Farm

Craft Beer Festival


Don`t forget to follow us on social media and tag us in all your Fair adventures! Here are a few hashtags we will be using:

Summer Night Concerts: #PNEConcerts

The Fair at the PNE: #TheFair

Festival Park: #FestivalPark

Unbelievable: #PNEUnbelievable

Toytopia: #Toytopia

Hockey Hall of Fame: #PNEHockeyHallofFame

Dueling Pianos: #DuelingPianos

Craft Beer Festival: #PNECraftBeerFest

ToonCity: #ToonCity

Xtreme Bugs: #PNExBugs

SuperDogs: #SuperDogs

Donut Dash: #PNEDonutDash

Apr 2

The Must-Have Kitchen Gadget

Tips & Tricks from the PNE’s Chef, Aaron Jeffs.

Aaron Jeffs weighs in on his top kitchen must-have which happens to be a staple gadget here at the PNE.

A Mandoline or V-Slicer should be in everyone’s kitchen! It’s great for fast meal prep or for those times when you need consistency in your presentation. There are tons of options in the market ranging in price from just a few dollars for a plastic model to several of hundreds for a stainless steel version. With so many options to pick from it can be hard to determine how much you really do need to spend. Jeffs comments that for him personally and for use at the PNE, the more economical units ranging from $20-$40 have worked out perfectly. At the PNE we use ours daily for our classic Scalloped Potatoes (look out for the recipe next month!) and the Sweet Pickled Cucumbers on our Braised Beef Short Rib Sandwich.

The V-Slicer is what we use at the PNE. They’re extremely sharp and will stay sharp for several years so Jeffs recommends to always use the slicing guard, no matter what. Ours are over 4 years old and still have a great edge.  Believe it or not, we got them at The Fair’s MarketPlace!


V-Slicer from the MarketPlace at The Fair. Pick one up from this year’s MarketPlace at The Fair running August 22 – September 7.

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The Sweet Pickled Cucumbers on the PNE’s Braised Beef Short Rib Sandwich are cut using our MarketPlace V-Slicer.

The Japanese Mandoline which can be purchased at most Asian grocery stores, is also very sharp and will stay sharp for many years.  The Japanese model is adjustable to allow you to choose your thickness of slice whereas the V-Slicer and many other kinds are not. Again, always use the slicing guard, no matter what.


Japanese Mandoline


Potatoes Gratin (Scalloped Potatoes) being made using a Japanese Mandoline here at the PNE. Check out the recipe next month on our blog!

To make long thin slices of vegetables, and if you don’t have a slicer of any kind, you can always fall back on a handy vegetable peeler!


Aug 20

A Marketplace Favourite: The Shammy

“Lift almost any liquid from any surface. Durable, washable, and re-useable, this cleaning cloth has 100s of uses!” Sound familiar? It should – that’s the famous Miracle Shammy for you. Pizazz International Promotions Inc., makers of the Miracle Shammy, have been coming to The Fair at the PNE since 1979; 34 years of fun to showcase their signature product. Keith Hatten, President of the Kelowna based company, makes it out every year with his team to demonstrate the Shammy to the hundreds of thousands of guests that visit The Fair each year, and also makes a point of enjoying all the entertainment on-site with one of his favourite shows, of course, being the Summer Night Concerts.

A proud moment occurred for Keith when, years ago, while away from his booth, an employee called him saying a part of their display, covered in neon signs, had fallen down from its ten foot high perch. Fearing the worst, he ran back to The Fair. “Instead of the anticipated destruction, when I made it to the booth, PNE management was there waiting with an award for me for the display. So not only was I relieved that the display was still up, but excited to receive my first booth award after exhibiting for several years,” Keith says.

Now a seasoned exhibitor, Keith and The Miracle Shammy are back at The Fair again this year. So here’s to another few decades of fun with Pizazz in the Marketplace at The Fair at the PNE, and make sure to check out all of our other vendors and concessionaires this week at The Fair!

The Shammy