Reminder: Free PNE Summer Night Concerts start this Weekend

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The Fair at the PNE is about to officially open its gates for another fun-filled year this Saturday, August 18! Not only is there crazy fair food available for eating, the eclectic mix of artists scheduled for the free summer night concerts should be enough to convince you to go!

Every evening during the Fair (Aug 18 – Sept 3), the Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with classic hits to keep you dancing all night. So, who’s playing this year at the PNE? Check out the list below:

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Reminder: Free PNE Summer Night Concerts start this Weekend

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

The Planet’s Most Extraordinary Canines? Last chance to see SuperDogs at the PNE

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There’s no shortage of thrills and chills at the PNE, from gravity-defying rides like the 20-storey AtmosFEAR to belly-defying fare like the two-foot-long Double Dare Ya hot dog.

But year after year, one act at the PNE manages to steal the show: SuperDogs.  It’s low-tech, old-fashioned and a little bit goofy, but this showcase of super talented canines manages to pack much of 14,000-seat Pacific Coliseum three times a day.  If there’s one reason to get out to the PNE before it winds down on Monday, this is it.

The SuperDogs show starts with a jumping competition.  Breeds of all kinds race around the show floor, vaulting hurdles while inspirational music pumps in the background.  There are sheepdogs and greyhounds and dalmations and terriers and even little pugs.  Among the dozens of dogs in the show, 30 percent are rescued from animal shelters.  All of the dogs undergo an average of two years of training before appearing in the spotlight.  Continue reading:
The Planet’s Most Extraordinary Canines? Last chance to see SuperDogs at the PNE

Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE Fair in Vancouver

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The PNE is in full swing once again, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of hair-raising rides, barnyard exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.

This year, there are some new additions to the deep-fried smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years.  Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE.  Hope you’re hungry.

Do you have a favourite PNE snack? A deep-fried, sugar-coated delight you enjoy just once a year?  Let us know below. 

  • Deep-fried Kool-Aid at Granny’s Foods: If the PNE has taught us anything, it’s that anything can be deep-fried – even Kool-Aid.  Syrupy juice concentrate is battered up, then fried in boiling oil and coated with sugar.   No nutritional value whatsoever and absolutely delicious.   Continue reading:
    Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE Fair in Vancouver

New at the PNE: Deep-fried Pop-Tarts

It seems like every year, a new novelty food is introduced at the PNE, Vancouver’s annual 17-day summer fair.  Last year, if I remember right, there were the deep-fried Oreos.  Before that came deep-fried Twinkies and even deep-fried Coke (I’m not even sure how that’s physically possible).

Well, this year is no exception.  And I hope you’re not counting calories because once again this year’s culinary darling is in the deep-fried category.   New at the PNE this August, from the twisted imagination of one serious junk food addict, is the deep-fried Pop-Tart.  Continue reading:
New at the PNE: Deep-fried Pop-Tarts

The Guide to PNE Discounts and Freebies

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It’s almost that time of year.  The PNE, Vancouver’s annual summer fair, opens on Aug. 20 for 17 days of carnival rides, concerts, deep-fried Oreos, barnyard exhibits and fireworks.

For many Vancouverites, it’s a celebrated summer rite of passage, bringing back fond childhood memories.   But one thing that has changed since those good-old-days is the price.  Adult admission to the PNE is $20 this year.  A ride pass will set you back another $42.75.  As amusement parks go, these prices are actually rather reasonable.  But for a family, the expenses can add up fast.

For the budget-minded, here’s a quick guide to PNE discounts and freebies:
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The Guide to PNE Discounts and Freebies