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


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.

This year’s Summer Night Concerts lineup has something for everyone, featuring legendary classics, electronic pop, country, rock and indie-folk music. The Beach Boys, The Jacksons, Sam Roberts Band, Melissa Etheridge, Lights, Dean Brody, Great Big Sea and Colin James and others will all be hitting the WestJet Concert Stage. Concerts will run every evening at 8:30pm over the 15 days of the Fair.

A popular act and huge crowd pleaser, the Superdogs, will be back for 2013. Also returning is the action packed Family Feud Live! and the gravity-defying performance by the Peking Acrobats. Don’t forget to check out the 4-H Festival or visit the Kidz Discovery Farm. Also, take a tour of the 3,000 square foot PNE Prize Home, designed by former Bachelorette and HGTV host of Love It or List It Vancouver, Jillian Harris.

The Fair at the PNE will be closed the first two Mondays, August 19 and August 26, allowing for the savings associated with the reduction of costs over The Fair’s two traditionally slowest days to be passed on to guests. Fairgoers of this year’s Fair will see a 20% reduction in pricing of general admission and parking.

Along with reduced Gate Pass and parking prices, a brand new initiative for the 2013 Fair is The Fair Coupon Book. Making the best part of summer even more affordable for all families, the Coupon Book contains discounts from over 50 vendors and exhibitors, offering guests even more ways to save. The Coupon Book is free with the purchase of Fair tickets online at pne.ca between June 11 and July 31, 2013. Alternatively, it is available to guests for $2 onsite and contains over $500 in savings for Fair guests to enjoy throughout the entire Fair.

Event: The 2013 Fair at the PNE

Date(s): August 17 – September 2, 2013 (closed on Monday August 19 and 26)

Hours: 11:00 am until late

Location: Hastings Park, Vancouver

Gate Admission:

  • Fair Gate Pass (14-64 years) $16.00 – Only $14.00 at retailers and online at www.pne.ca
  • Fair Senior Gate Pass (65 years+) $8.00 – Only $6 online at www.pne.ca
  • Free admission to children 13 years and under*

Fair Ride Passes:

  • Fair Ride Pass $42.75 – Only $39.75 at retailers and online at www.pne.ca
  • Fair Junior Ride Pass (under 48” tall) $29.75 – Only $26.75 at retailers and online at www.pne.ca

Retailers: Safeway, 7-Eleven, Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare

Season Gate Pass: Fair Season Gate Pass $42.50

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition: $3.00

On-Site Parking: $16.00 including tax

*A maximum of five children aged 13 & under will be admitted free per one paying adult 21 years of age or older.

For more information, please visit: www.pne.ca.

We’re giving away Four (4) Gate Admission Passes and Two (2) Ride Passes to the PNE! All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select two winners on Wednesday, August 21st and notify the winners by email.

Updated Wednesday, August 21st: Congratulations to Mishy who is the lucky winner of four (4) Gate Admission Passes and to Elisa who is the lucky winner of two (2) Ride Passes to this year’s Fair at the PNE! Please check your inboxes for further details on how to go about claiming your passes. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment, and we hope that you’re all able to make it out to the PNE this summer!

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