Aug 22

Everything You Need to Know About the PNE Fair

If there is one family, must-see, flagship, food-filled, end-of-summer event that you just shouldn’t miss… it’s the PNE Fair!

Here’s your go-to guide on everything Fair so the only thing you have to stress about when you visit is which food truck to try.


Which pass do I need?

  • Fair Gate pass: This gets you into the PNE Fair! This includes access to the marketplace, the exhibitions, agriculture barns, lots of entertainment and stage shows including Reveen, pig races, and of course… the SuperDogs.
  • Fair Ride pass: This lets you ride on all the roller coasters and rides in Playland PLUS 12 more rides brought in for the Fair. You must have the Fair Gate pass in order to use this pass. Playland season passes are not valid during the PNE Fair.

Psst. If you know you want to access the amusement park and ride all the roller coasters, get the Fair Gate and Fair Ride Combo Pass in advance to save some money! Also don’t miss out on some of the promo days we have this year. Find out more on the ways to save here.


Where can I park my car? My bike?

Parking your vehicle is convenient as can be! Lots are located off Renfrew Street and Bridgeway Street. Additional parking is also available at Hastings and Windermere Street. During the PNE Fair, bike valet service is available on site to provide free and secure bike parking. You can find them inside the Red Gate on the corner of Hastings and Renfrew Street. There are also bike racks (without valet service) outside the Red and Purple Gates!

For those who have never been to the PNE Fair, welcome! Just so you know, the main gate entrance is on the corner of Hastings and Renfrew Street.


So are Summer Night Concerts free or… do I have to pay?

Every year, we give fans the option to purchase tickets for reserved seating and private suites in advance. Reserved seating tickets start at $25. However, we also have 2000 to 4000 free tickets available per show for general admission. These free tickets will be released at 11:00am during the day of the show, and can be obtained online (with a $3 service fee) or in-person at the PNE Amphitheatre box office. There’s an option for everybody!


There’s so much to do at the Fair and I don’t want to miss anything… where are the washrooms? Where is everything?!

We hear you and we got you covered! This year, we introduced an exclusive PNE Fair app that can be downloaded onto your mobile device through Google Play Store and the App Store for free. From maps to show lists and food options, this app gives you all the information you need to safely navigate through the Fair… and not have FOMO.

And if apps aren’t your thing, pick up a Fair brochure and show guide on your way in! These give you all your information you need to make your way around the area with confidence and snatch the best deals too!


 

Whether it’s your first time at the PNE Fair, or it’s an annual tradition, we want you have a stress-free experience.  If you ever have any questions or need any assistance, find our team at the Guest Services counters or message us on our social media channels. Happy Fair!

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!