Top 5 Decadent Foods at Vancouver’s 2014 PNE Fair

640px-Deep_frying_chicken_upper_wingThe PNE, Vancouver’s down-home country fair, is in town once again Aug. 16-Sept. 1, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of stomach-rumbling rides, agricultural exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.

This year, there are some new additions to the calorie-rich smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years. Here are five decadent foods not to be missed at this year’s PNE.  Hope you’re hungry.

Deep-fried cheesecake at Granny’s Foods: What makes a rich, creamy cheesecake even more delicious? Dunking it a vat of boiling oil, of course.  Granny’s deep-fried cheesecake consists of a small sliver of cake, wrapped in a pastry coating and then fried to a crispy, golden-brown.  Also try delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and even deep-fried Kool-Aid. Continue reading:
Top 5 Decadent Foods at Vancouver’s 2014 PNE Fair

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend Lots of things to do with the whole family for Father’s Day Weekend!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday… Continue reading:
Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

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Playland at the PNE opens this Saturday! The Vancouver theme park is a classic part of summer in Vancouver. If you’re never been, then be sure to make Playland a part of your summer this year. In addition to 15+ rides, Playland includes carnival games, an arcade, a basketball court, a climbing wall, a shooting gallery, and more. Take a ride on Hell’s Gate, get soaked on the Flume water ride, win a stuffed animal at the Whac-A-Mole, and get your fill of mini donuts, all at Playland.

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Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

Amusement Park of Horror: Fright Nights Comes to Vancouver’s Playland

Photo sourced from FrightNights.ca

Photo sourced from FrightNights.ca

It’s like the plot of a bad horror movie.  After sunset, the family-friendly amusement park takes a turn to the dark side.  Axe murderers, evil clowns and sadistic doctors in bloody lab coats stalk the grounds as visitors’ screams of delight turn into screams of terror.

Only this is no movie – It’s Fright Nights at Vancouver’s Playland park.  The freakish Halloween tradition is back for another gory instalment this Oct. 11-Nov. 2.  And from the looks of it, this year’s Fright Nights will be creepier than ever, with an ensemble of haunted mansions, trained “roving scarers,” hideous sideshow acts and, of course, Playland’s scariest rides.

This year, no fewer than six specially designed “fright houses” will haunt the Playland grounds.   Continue reading:
Amusement Park of Horror: Fright Nights Comes to Vancouver’s Playland

2013 Fair at the PNE Opens This Saturday (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The Pacific National Exhibition kicks off the 103rd annual Fair at the PNE this Saturday, August 17. Running until Monday, September 2 (closed Mondays August 19 and 26) this beloved annual tradition celebrates the best entertainment of the summer.

New to this year’s Fair at the PNE is Genghis Khan: The Exhibition, honouring the world’s greatest conqueror and leader who was responsible for bringing us passports, paper money and the pony express. Also be sure to check out Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden, the totally tubular 80s Forever party and the gravity-defying Sportacular show.

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2013 Fair at the PNE Opens This Saturday (Free Ticket Giveaway!)