Bargain Hunters: How to get into The Fair at the PNE for Free!

pne vancouver 2016

From the Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool | Photo by Harris Hui

The quintessential festival of the summer is kicking off this summer when The Fair at the PNE opens its gates for the 2016 season on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Running for two weeks until Monday, September 5 (Labour Day), the PNE offers up an amazing plethora of free concerts, mini donuts, super dogs, and lots of deep-fried delectable treats.

Entry into the Fair at the PNE will only cost you $17 at the gate (or $13 online), but this year the PNE has announced an abundance of options to get in the gates for free. So, save yourself a crisp $20 (to blow on a deep fried Mars bar), and use one of the tips below to get easy access into one of the best events of the summer…

Continue reading:
Bargain Hunters: How to get into The Fair at the PNE for Free!

Fair at the PNE: Come Hungry and Adventurous for This Year’s Eats

Mini Donut Popsicles

Mini Donut Popsicles

If you’ve been to the Fair at the PNE before you’ve come to expect the familiar scent of mini donuts and hot dogs in the air. It’s time to loosen your waistbands in anticipation of the 2016 Fair and the all-new food options for the adventurous eater.

“We’re proud to present these new food and beverage offerings for the 2016 Fair at the PNE,” says Pete Male, Vice President of Sales at Pacific National Exhibition. “Our team has searched across the continent for the most insane and outrageous snacks we can find because food is an important part of the Fair experience. We think attendees are going to love what they see when they come to The Fair at the PNE.”

Continue reading:
Fair at the PNE: Come Hungry and Adventurous for This Year’s Eats

The Fair at the PNE Unveils 2016 Line Up Wtih All-New Programming And Returning Faves

fair-at-the-pne

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) unveiled its line-up for the 2016 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most popular event and an annual tradition for thousands of families from across the province. With a diverse entertainment line-up that will appeal to families, teenagers and those who are young at heart, the 2016 Fair is set to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated in recent memory.

“The Fair at the PNE is one of British Columbia’s most beloved and iconic events,” says Mike McDaniel, President and CEO of the Pacific National Exhibition. “With a diverse and exciting line-up of all-new exhibits and shows, and returning favourites, the 2016 Fair at the PNE provides the best ticket value in BC while delivering top-tier family entertainment.” 

Continue reading:
The Fair at the PNE Unveils 2016 Line Up Wtih All-New Programming And Returning Faves

5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Photo from the PNE blog

Photo from the PNE blog

Adventurous eaters have always found plenty to munch on at the PNE, Vancouver’s annual country fair and agricultural exhibit. From two-foot-long hotdogs to decadently battered mini donuts, the PNE is justifiably famous for its high-calorie, artery-busting offerings.

But 2015 promises to take the concept of indulgent fair fare to a whole new level. Though the PNE (Aug. 22-Sept 7) is still more than a month away, organizers have already unveiled on the official PNE blog some of the new menu options this year. Here are five outrageous foods debuting at this year’s fair:

Jalapeno Poutine Mini Donuts: This off-kilter take on poutine takes a second to get your head around. First, instead of fries, start with a bucketful of mini donuts. To that, add your cheese curds and gravy. Finally, top with a healthy helping of jalapeno pepper slices. Just when you thought poutine couldn’t get any more decadent … Offered by Cin City Mini Donuts, located in the PNE MarketPlace. 

Continue reading:
5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Broadway Hit Peter Pan (and Boyz II Men) Coming to Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Photo sourced from PNE.ca

Photo sourced from PNE.ca

Broadway is coming to the PNE. In a first, Vancouver’s 2015 Pacific National Exhibition – the city’s annual summer fair – will feature a Broadway production: the Tony-nominated hit Peter Pan.

The 90-minute spectacle, free with the price of admission ($16), is to be staged nightly at 7:30 p.m. for 9,500 guests in the Pacific Coliseum for the duration of the fair. It stars Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby, hailed by the Washington Post as having “mastered the boy who wouldn’t grow up.”

The production is just one of many new additions for the 2015 PNE, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 7. Continue reading:
Broadway Hit Peter Pan (and Boyz II Men) Coming to Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Off to the the races! Hastings Racecourse opens for 2015, Deighton Cup set for July in Vancouver

Photo credit: Hastings Racecourse on Facebook

Photo credit: Hastings Racecourse on Facebook

And there they go!

This coming Saturday and Sunday (April 25 and 26), the thoroughbreds will be off and running as Hastings Racecourse marks its opening weekend in Vancouver.

Whether or not you’re interested in betting, the scenic spot is a good place to enjoy some high-energy excitement on a nice day.

The season’s first stakes races happen this Sunday (April 26): the $50,000 George Royal and $50,000 Brighouse Belles. In 2015, the 50-day meet runs through October 12, with four tentative dates later in October.

Continue reading:
Off to the the races! Hastings Racecourse opens for 2015, Deighton Cup set for July in Vancouver

Fright Nights at Playland, Oct. 10-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: Fright Nights at Playland

photo: Fright Nights at Playland

Western Canada’s scariest event is back with even more terrifying rides and attractions for the 2014 Halloween season. Brace yourself for bloodcurdling screams coming from inside the Haunted Houses, hair-raising creatures roaming behind you on the grounds, and gut-wrenching rides hurdling you through the dark as Fright Nights invades Playland at the PNE October 10th to November 1st.

Continue reading:
Fright Nights at Playland, Oct. 10-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)