Oct 2

Harvest-Themed Fun

Fall is officially here and so are some great events to help you celebrate it! From fun family events to the haunting Halloween festivities, there is so much to do this October. Here are our top 5 events that you should check out:

Harvestland

Harvestland is a brand new event and it’s taking place at Hastings Park, home of the PNE Fair. It is an event unlike any other harvest event out there. The kids will love cheering on the lumberjacks and going on tractor rides, while you snap the ultimate family picture in the Woodland Labyrinth and pumpkin patch. All right in Vancouver!

Dates: October 10-20, hours vary by day

Location: Hastings Park, home of the PNE Fair

Prices: $44.99 family, $14,99 adult, $9.99 child/senior (3-12, 65+), plus tax and fees

Website: https://harvest.land/  

Fright Nights 

Nothing quite compares to the eerie, goosebump-inducing sensation that comes with a visit to Fright Nights at Playland. The air is thick with fog; creatures lurk in the shadows; the roar of a chainsaw followed by shrieks echoes in the dark distance. With 20+ rides and attractions (including dark mini golf this year) and 8 haunted houses, Fright Nights is the THING nightmares are made of.

Dates: Oct 4-31 (select nights)

Location: Playland

Prices: $25-$45 online for regular admission (includes rides and houses, price varies by date), $65-105 online for Rapid Passes (includes admission and Express Entry for Haunted Houses & 5 rides). PRO TIP: Buy tickets in advance to save money and skip the lines at the ticket booths.

Website: https://frightnights.ca/ 

The Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Halloween and other spooky tales. This family event is open to all ages and offers a glimpse of the goblins and ghoulish characters inhabiting the stories, legends and folklore of Halloween and Harvest celebrations. Don’t miss this year’s theme: Alice in Wonderland. Follow Alice and the Not-So-White Rabbit through an endless series of stone doors and enter into a gothic nightmare world filled with tombs and tombstones, crypts and catacombs!

Dates: Oct 11-31

Location: Stanley Park

Prices: Matinee – all guests (11am to 4pm) – select dates $7.55, Adult (18 to 64) $15.10, Youth (12 to 17) $11.20, Child (3 to 11) $9.90, Senior (65+) $11.20

Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus is the 19+ Oktoberfest-inspired celebration that Vancouver has come to love since 2014. With a delightful menu of liquid gold biers, hilarious character hosts, authentic Oompah and live DJ entertainment, and probably the largest collection of lederhosen in the country the party comes to life in true festive fashion. There are seven unique sittings so pick your night now before they sell out!

Dates: October 10-12, 18, 19

Location: PNE Forum

Prices: $24.99-$29.99 depending on date, $39.99-$49.99 for VIP, plus tax and service charges

Website: https://harvest.land/haus/

Dooms Night

Canada’s largest running Halloween music festival “DOOMS NIGHT” returns for its 16th year anniversary featuring Martin Garrix, Cosmic Gate, Sam Feldt, Julian Jordan & Daijo! This is an all ages event with a 19+ bar.

Date: October 25

Location: Pacific Coliseum

Price: $110-$149 plus fees

Website: https://www.ticketleader.ca/events/detail/dooms-night-2019

 

What event are you going to visit for some harvest fun?

Aug 26

All-Day Entertainment at the PNE Fair

Enjoy the numerous shows that happen at the PNE Fair daily! Here are some of the highlights at three of the stages this year!

BCAA ToonCity

If you’re happy and you know it, join Blue the Bear and his dancing squad at BCAA ToonCity! Throughout the day, Blue invites V.I.L.Ps (Very Important Little People) to come sing and dance with him and his friends in this interactive multimedia dance party!

Kid’s are invited to wear their favourite superhero costume to the Fair and report for duty at Super Action Academy! Once evening rolls around, you can unwind from your long day at the Fair by taking a seat on the hill and enjoying a Family Flick! See the full list of movies playing this year here.


Coca-Cola Stage at Festival Park 

Every year, the PNE Fair invites local performers and party bands to showcase their talents on stage. From a cultural mosaic of dynamic performers to the new nightly finale of fire with pyro, this stage is never short of entertainment. So go grab a snack, sit back and enjoy the shows!

Be sure to stop by the glass blowing demonstration tent to learn about this intricate art and all the hardwork that goes behind creating vases, drinking glasses and more! Learn more here, or download the PNE Fair App for full schedule details.


Tim Hortons Stage at Revel District

End your night at the Revel District with incredible carnival and Fair vibes. On the Tim Hortons Stage, Mama Lou’s feel good message will leave you feeling invincible. With a dry but affable, wry but off-beat sense of comedy, witness Mike Wood’s slick, interactive stunt comedy show that has taken him all over the world. And for those who have never been to a drag show before, “For the Love of Drag” is the perfect chance to see what you’ve been missing. Here’s a sneak peek of the show:

Aug 25

End your Night at the PNE Fair with…

…the Nightly Pyro Musical Finale!

Join us at Festival Park nightly at 10:15pm for the ultimate grand finale. Watch as the skies erupt with flying rockets, exploding fire, live performers and high-voltage intensity. Come feel the heat at Electric Fire and see for yourself.

Here are some of the best shots and what some Fair-goers had to say about the show:

“I definitely felt the heat!”
“What a way to end the night…”
“This ended my PNE Fair 2019 experience with a *bang*”
“What a show!!!”

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