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Eats at The PNE Fair

What’s New At The PNE Fair – Chowing at the PNE

We are a bit late to the reporting on this one, but there’s still time to get to The PNE Fair and sample away! Open until September 5, 2016.

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1) Chicky’s Chicken Deep Fried Pickle Corn Dog

SaltSpring Concessions started with a small take out noodle bar on SaltSpring island. Seven years later owners Scott and Karlye Dennis now own 13-concession stands preparing a variety of food offerings.
The deep fried pickle dog is the result of positive testing (their friends loved it!) and combines a cored out pickle with a hot dog inserted, battered and fried.

stuffed mac and cheese burger

2) Handmade Burgers Mac and Cheese Stuffed Burger

Jason Au and his family have been serving up great Fair good for thirteen years. Their food concept is to take traditional fair food and add a 20th century twist. This year Jason is serving the Mac N Cheese Stuffed Burger. Applying their concept, the Au family has taken the all time classic Fair food of hamburgers and updated with house made Mac and Cheese. They pair this locally sourced meat with a fresh baked glossy top brioche bun.

3) Reel Mac and Cheese

Slumdog Millionaire Mac and Cheese
Suzanne and Perry Poudrier have been part of the PNE food family for the past 14 years, with multiple food joints including this movie themed truck serving up Hollywood inspired takes on the Canadian favourite – mac and cheese. Today this are showcasing this popular take on mac and cheese meets Bollywood. Taking their classic seven cheese mac and cheese and adding curry, peas and crispy onions, Suzanne and Perry say this is one of their top local sellers.

teryaki chicken perogie

4) International Perogy’s Chicken Teriyaki Perogy’s

36-year-old Ryan Carlos is a first time food concessionaire at the Fair at the PNE. His family owns TemptAsian Chinese food restaurant in the Okanagan, and Ryan decided to venture into the food truck business with his riff on traditional perogy’s. With a truly international flare and cooked to order freshness, we’re picking this as one of 2016’s breakout hits of the Fair.

oreo churro

5) Steve O’s Deep Fried Tequila Oreo Churros
Stephen Ford of Coquitlam is a local entrepreneur who has two booths on site, Steve O’s, serving Deep Fried Tequila Shot Bites, fried tequila flavoured cake bites topped off with icing sugar. And enjoy this delicious, cream-filled churro with an Oreo twist. He is also the owner of the Los Tacos Hermanos joint featuring an assortment of Mexican foods including many gluten free options. 6) Ogopogo Concessions Deep Fried Coffee Lorne Beckett of Ogopogo Concession is enjoying his first time at the Fair at the PNE. His Deep Fried coffee treats with a variety of mouth-watering toppings including Mocha Chip, Salted Caramel, Espresso Flake, French Vanilla and Cream and Sugar are proving to be a big hit with Fairgoers.

7) Gourmet Burgers Hercules Burger

The Jones’s family has been concessionaires at the PNE for 15 years. The family operates a number of food booths on site and on the Fair and event circuit. Their latest burger, the Hercules, is likely the most extreme yet. For those looking for a challenge, the 10 pound Hercules Burger is enough to feed you AND your friends. It takes an hour to cook- but it’s worth it!

8) Hunky Bill’s Perogie’s Bill Konyk won a $10 bet and the rest is history. It was 1967 and the then Vancouver based radio executive bet a friend $10 that he could get a booth at the PNE to sell his homemade Ukrainian style perogies. Legend is that Bill showed up at the PNE administration office and spent an hour and a half convincing the then head of the PNE booth sales department to give him a chance. Konyk got his booth, won his $10 and began a 50-year journey during which time Bill has become one of the most iconic pitchmen and restaurateurs in Canadian history.
Today Hunky Bill’s Perogies are sold year round in Canada and are as much a part of the PNE Fair experience for generations of fairgoers as mini donuts, Superdogs and the Wooden Roller Coaster.

9) Craft Beer Festival Selection of Craft beer
For the second year of the Craft Beer Festival at the PNE we have a new location and 25 featured craft breweries for guests to sample the diverse craft drafts being developed within and around the Lower Mainland.

PNE Fun Eats at the 2015 Fair

Check out the new concerts, shows, attractions and PNE Fun Eats at The Fair!

We’re heading to the PNE this weekend, and not sure what we’ll eat. Fortunately we’ve got a few tips from our friends and the number one item according to Sean Neild of Flavour Town Adventures is the Fat Elvis Sandwich. Check out his review of many of the PNE items here. Guess we better put that on our list!

PNE Eats Fat Elvis

ROCKY POINT ICE CREAM – Fat Elvis A stuffed sweet brioche bun with chocolate ice cream, local strawberry jam, crunchy peanut sauce, and sliced banana grilled to perfection to create a warm crisp outside and cold crunchy goodness inside. Located on the Main Line.

jurassic pork mac and cheese

REEL MAC AND CHEESE – Jurassic PorkClassic Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese topped with pulled pork and crispy onions. Located on the Main Line

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HOUSE OF GOURMET BURGER – Maple Bacon Donut Burger Two maple glazed donuts surround a beef patty, american cheese and bacon. Located South West of Playland beside Keepers Doll Factory.

red velvet chicken strips

PUB GRUB – Red Velvet Chicken Strips Already Delicious Grade A Chicken Strips dipped in Red Velvet Cake Batter and cooked again so they’re twice as nice. Located on the Main Line.

It’s PNE Time AGAIN!

PNETHE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FREE-WITH-ADMISSION ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

Since 1910, fairgoers from across BC and around the world have made The Fair at the PNE their annual end of summer tradition and British Columbia’s most popular ticketed event. This year, the PNE is thrilled to announce millions of dollars in new programming for the 2014 Fair, including the highly anticipated Game of Thrones® Exhibit and one of the best Summer Night Concert series to date.

“The Fair at the PNE is one of the most beloved annual traditions for families across British Columbia,” says PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel. “The 2014 Fair at the PNE will not only offer classic rides and attractions that our guests have come to love, but will also feature millions of dollars of new programming that will be available exclusively at the Fair this year only.”

Summer Night Concerts

This year’s Summer Night Concerts feature an exciting array of artists that are sure to please fans of all genres. Pop stars, R&B icons, rock ‘n’ roll legends, and Disney Channel performers will all be showcased at the 2014 Concert series.

With his smooth and soulful melodies, Phillip Phillips quickly became a fan favourite on season 11 of American Idol, going on to win the competition and release his first single, “Gone, Gone, Gone.” He rose to the top of the charts once again with his quadruple-platinum single, “Home,” and will now be kicking off the 2014 PNE’s Summer Night Concert series. The series will also be filled with numerous Grammy® Award winning artists. R&B crooners Boyz II Men will make their fans fall in love all over again, the wonderful LeAnn Rimes will have country music fans donning their favourite cowboy hats and wondering how they lived without seeing her live, and the iconic Pointer Sisters will have show-goers so excited for their groovy tunes. Trooper will raise a little hell, Air Supply will make listeners get lost in love, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will remind fans why she’s the queen of rock n’ roll; while Gavin DeGraw and the Plain White T’s will make all the girls swoon; and Disney Channel star and platinum selling artist, Zendaya will have all the young listeners singing and dancing along. There really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Night Concerts lineup!

The Concerts will run every evening from August 16th to September 1st (except Mondays August 18th and August 25th) at 8:00pm at the PNE Amphitheatre.

Summer Night Concert Schedule:

Saturday, August 16:                                     Phillip Phillips

Sunday, August 17:                                        Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Tuesday, August 19:                                      Chilliwack

Wednesday, August 20:                               Air Supply

Thursday, August 21:                                    LeAnn Rimes

Friday, August 22:                                         Trooper

Saturday, August 23:                                     Gipsy Kings – 25th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, August 24:                                        Zendaya

Tuesday, August 26:                                      Gavin DeGraw

Wednesday, August 27:                               Three Days Grace

Thursday, August 28:                                    Boyz II Men

Friday, August 29:                                          Plain White T’s

Saturday, August 30:                                     Dallas Smith

Sunday, August 31:                                        The Pointer Sisters

Monday, September 1:                                Glass Tiger

All concerts are FREE with gate admission but super fans looking for reserved seating will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of reserved seats in the WestJet Fan Zone starting May 24 at 10:00 am. For details visit www.pne.ca.

New Entertainment

Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition

Enter the mythical realm of Westeros and sit on the coveted Iron Throne when Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition makes its debut at The Fair. Games of Thrones® is an epic series whose storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honour, ambition and love, and death and survival, have captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television. For the very first time in Western Canada, Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition, will give fans an inside look of the highly-acclaimed show, focusing on key places, characters and relationships from the series and showcasing a collection of nearly 100 original artifacts. The Exhibition will also offer fans an all-new immersive, interactive Oculus Rift experience that will place them within the world of Westeros. Presented by HBO, Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition will be open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm in the Garden Auditorium.

* Please note: The Game of Thrones® exhibit is not recommended for individuals 18 and under. Guests under 18 years of age will not be allowed to access the exhibit without a parent. Guests under the age of 13 will not be permitted to enter.

Get Animated! Interactive Animation Exhibit

Discover the unique and entertaining world of animation with the new Get Animated! Interactive Animation Exhibit! From the classics of traditional hand drawn cartoons to the ever-changing computer graphics, guests will have the opportunity to explore five interactive stations, plus 3D models, original artwork, claymation and illustrations, voice acting tutorials, a special tribute to the life and legacy of Walt Disney, and even reminisce over some Saturday morning cartoons. Get Animated combines elements from major animation studios including Walt Disney Family Museum, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Animation, Laika, Screen Novelties, Aardman Studios and the Chuck Jones Estate. This 20,000 square foot exhibit is open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm in Rollerland.

Mosaic Music Series

A mosaic of local, cultural and iconic acts performing nightly on the Chevrolet Performance Stage at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Featuring a new act each night, including The Paperboys, Victoria Duffield, Andrew Allen, Dal Richards, Spirit of the West, Hey Ocean!, Prism, Delhi 2 Dublin, Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues and more!

Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival

There is no need to spend hours searching for the best cat videos – the PNE, in partnership with CFHS, is bringing

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the cutest, funniest and most sensational videos of cats to the Fair! This masterfully curated compilation reel from the Walker Art Center is devoted to the best cat-themed YouTube videos featuring the most famous feline internet stars. The Just For Cats: Internet Video Festival will show its first complete viewing in the Pacific Coliseum at 5:30pm on Sunday August 17.  Highlights will be shown daily at Celebration Plaza.

YVR Fly Dome: A 360° Global Travel Experience  

Step inside a fully immersive, 360° projection that will transport guests to the most breathtaking locations in the universe! The YVR Fly Dome will tour the Wonders of the World, a heart racing tour through some of the most awe-inspiring achievements ever conceived by man: The Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu, New York City, the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Arecibo Observatory and the International Space Station, to name a few! The presentation incorporates 360° motion capture techniques similar to those made famous by “google street view”. For the first time ever, 360° panoramic video will be displayed on a massive 360° screen nearly 60 meters in circumference.Open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, located near Playland.

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China®

Witness the incredible talent of the Jigu! Thunder Drums of China® as they demonstrate the rich and historic culture of China through this powerful music performance. Blending traditional and modern elements, this company of drummers, percussionists, and musicians has been thrilling audiences with their high-energy, immersive show for nearly two decades. Check out the enthralling Jigu! Thunder Drums of China® daily for one week only from August 16-24 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the Pacific Coliseum (except Monday August 18).

Mystic India

Mesmerizing musicians, captivating dancers, riveting acrobats, and breathtaking costumes will intertwine to transport audiences overseas in the internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular, Mystic India: The World Tour. Through a harmonized artistic display of authentic Indian and modern dance techniques with bursts of colour and energy, spectators will travel through Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat in a celebration of Indian culture and its transition to modern India. Mystic India: The World Tour will take off twice daily for one week only at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm from August 26 to September 1 in the Pacific Coliseum.

Digital Venue

The Celebration Plaza Digital Venue will provide a brand new avenue for guests to discover all there is to see and do at The Fair. Streaming guest’s Fair Instagram photos, guests will be able to see the Fair through each other’s eyes. Heritage photos from The Fair’s beginnings will also be displayed so guests can see The Fair’s evolution over the past 104 years. Throughout the course of the Fair, Star Showdown auditions and an animation Short Film Festival, produced in partnership with the Vancouver Film School, will be live-streamed, along with the new Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival. Throughout each day, digital content will be brought to life with live performances of Circus in Wonderland and Let’s Go Crazy – Retro Dance Party!

A Circus in Wonderland

Fall through the rabbit hole and witness Lewis Carroll’s classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, come to life in a stunning and whimsical circus performance that will leave audiences dazzled.  The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle Dum will all help – or hinder – Alice through the fanciful and unpredictable circus Wonderland. A Circus in Wonderland takes place daily at 12:45 pm and 3:45 pm on the Digital venue stage in Celebration Plaza.

Timber! – A Stompin’ Lumberjack Shindig

From the rumble of a convoy to the lightning speed of a fiddle reel, get ready for boot-kickin’ lumberjack showdown! Hang on to your seat as a high-energy cast brings you lightning speed log rolling, high-flying chainsaws and wild, boot-stompin’ tap dancing! Timber! – A Stompin’ Lumberjack Shindig will be entertaining audience members of all ages at their three daily shows, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm at the PNE Amphitheatre.

PNE Pep Band

The high-energy PNE Pep Band will get you pumped up for a full day of Fair action as they march into the Agrodome Plaza every day at 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:30 pm. The extremely talented and entertaining band will have you clapping along to your favourite current songs and classic tunes during each of their fun and boisterous performances.

ToonCity

Bring the kids down to the ToonCity Stage for laughs, smiles and all-around fun with the different live shows throughout the day. Little princesses will love watching the delightful musical Princess Jubilation as the cast discovers what it really means to be a princess. The beautiful and inspiring characters will have all the aspiring princesses dancing and singing along at their three daily shows on the ToonCity Stage at 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:30pm. Then, at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6:30 pm, aspiring sea captains can help Bones & Scully defend their title of “Pirate Crew of The Year” in their action-packed musical show, ‘Tis Fun to Be A Pirate! They’ll need help defending their treasure from bandits, so be ready for a cunning adventure with Bones & Scully. Plus, every day of the Fair between 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm, young fans can meet their favourite ToonCity characters right outside the ToonCity Stage!

Returning Favourites

PNE Prize Home Lottery Tour

British Columbia’s most affordable home lottery is back in Kelowna for its 80th anniversary. This year’s Grand Prize luxury home boasts spectacular valley and lake views nestled on an estate-sized lot on Kelowna’s Kirschner Mountain. The home interior has been designed by reality-TV star and celebrity designer Jillian Harris from Love It or List It Vancouver. Open daily from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Dueling Pianos

Every night at the Plaza Beer Garden, the Dueling Pianos will play all of your favourite tunes in a fun, head-to-head ‘battle’ with great music. Raise your glass, sing along, and hit the dance floor at 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:00 pm, and 10:30 pm!

Let’s Go Crazy – Retro Dance Party

The Digital Venue in Celebration Plaza will come alive with neon, mullets, and acid-washed jeans in a totally tubular party for all ages! Music from your favourite retro artists will fill the Plaza, so get ready to dance to the likes of Madonna, Wham!, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, and so many more! Join the fun at 2:15 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:00 pm each day of the Fair.

Superdogs

The beloved Fair attraction and the World’s Most Popular Dogs are back once again with their wagging tails and crazy canine stunts to entertain and charm fans of all ages. See the Superdogs fly, tumble, and run, daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 5:30 pm in the Pacific Coliseum.

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Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge

Bring your kids or just your inner child to explore some of the most magnificent and whimsical children’s playhouses ever built. Top forestry companies in British Columbia have teamed up with some of the province’s most talented and innovative architectural firms and builders to bring to life the construction of several brilliant playhouses. Let your little one’s imagination and energy run wild in playhouses that are like nothing you have ever seen in your neighbour’s backyard. Open daily by the children’s play area in ToonCity.

Kidz Discovery Farm

Kids can try their hand at becoming a farmer for an hour in the Kidz Discovery Farm, showcasing ten sectors of agriculture with different interactive activities. Young ones can try their hand at milking a cow, pedaling a tractor, collecting eggs and harvesting apples in this exciting exhibit! Open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm in the Livestock Barns.

Safeway Farm Country

For a break from the hustle and bustle of the midway, stop by Safeway Farm Country and relax into a showcase of BC agriculture. With the largest variety of barn animals found in Vancouver and exciting demonstrations to be seen, there’s tons of barn fun for kids and the whole family! Open daily from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm in the Livestock Barns.

Colouring Mural

Help us complete a giant 20’ long colouring sheet! This interactive put stop allows guests to play Picasso with their kids while helping to create the final masterpiece! While here, check out over 30 murals on display that have been coloured by local schools.

4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition

Back by popular demand, The Fair at the PNE is proud to host the 4th annual Vancouver Rib Festival featuring top Champion BBQ Pit Masters from across Canada. Four national teams will feature some of the best award-winning barbecue ribs, brisket, and pulled pork made by real tried and true champions.

Dates and Prices

2014 Fair Dates and Times

Saturday, August 16 – Monday, September 1, 2014.

*CLOSED MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AND MONDAY, AUGUST 25*

Open 11:00 am until late!

2014 Fair Gate Prices

Adults: $16.00 at the gate including tax

Only $13.00 at Safeway, 7-Eleven, Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare and online at www.pne.ca

Kids: 13 years and under are FREE

On site parking: $16.00 including tax

Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book

Making the best part of summer even more affordable, the Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book contains over $300 in Fair-wide savings! Guests that purchase Fair tickets online before July 31 will receive a voucher for The Fair’s coupon book for FREE! The Coupon Book can also be purchased onsite for $2.

For more information about The Fair at the PNE visit: www.pne.ca.

About the PNE

Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural, sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site’s year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.

Westjet World Class Bistro at the PNE

While the PNE is usually known for it’s crazy take on food items such as this year’s deep fried pop tarts, and the usual fair snacks including corn dogs, burgers, and mini donuts, there are a few gourmet items to be had.  This year’s menu at the Westjet World Class Bistro is worth trying out (SCROLL DOWN FOR PICS), especially if you are a fan of some of the acts that will play at the fair from now until September 5.

Starting at just $50 per person the package includes:

  • 3 course meal, including soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Ability to listen to the artist sound check before the show begins
  • Exclusive reserved seating for the Summer Night Concert at 8pm

Seating times are at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Guests are welcome to have dinner, go and enjoy the Fair and then return for the concert (wristbands will be provided and are required to enter the reserved seating).  Shows up next are:

Monday August 29: Kenny Rogers
Tuesday August 30: Donny Osmond
Wednesday August 31: Elvis Night
Thursday September 1: Wilson Phillips
Friday September 2: Daryl Hall & John Oates
Saturday September 3: Delhi 2 Dublin
Sunday September 4: Stereos
Monday September 5: Hey Ocean! and Andrew Allen

Reserve Seats Here: http://www.pne.ca/thefair/world-class-bistro.html

We checked out Air Supply on Friday, August 27 and thankfully the weather cooperated and the concert and meal were both memorable. I’d go back for Hall and Oates (showing my age, I know), but unfortunately it is sold out.  One can, however, watch the show from the Beer Gardens, and although I doubt there’s much to chose from in craft beer, it might still be next Friday’s adventure.

World Class Bistro PNE
Seafood Spring Rolls
World Class Bistro PNE
Crab Angel Hair Pasta
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Filet Steak - blue cheese potato gratin, grilled asparagus
World Class Bistro PNE
Ginger lime salmon fillet
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Kitchen Pass
World Class Bistro PNE
Dessert Trio - bread and butter pudding with dried blueberries and apricot glaze, hazelnut meringue cake with chocolate sauce, berry mousse cups
World Class Bistro PNE
Patio World Class Bistro
Air Supply
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Menu at the Bistro

Starter
Your choice of:
Crab angel hair pasta
Oregano, basil, mint, diced roma tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil
Giant spring rolls
Pork, prawn, water chestnut with chili jam
Tea-smoked chicken salad
Cantaloupe, goat cheese, arugula almonds, with white balsamic dressing

Entrée
Your choice of:
Filet steak
8oz filet, blue cheese potato gratin, grilled asparagus
Ginger lime salmon fillet
Wild rice salad, cucumbers, avocado, cilantro, green onion and lime dressing
White asparagus risotto
Scented with white sherry, parmesan cheese, whipped cream and oven dried tomato

Dessert
Find at least three reasons to smile on the WestJet dessert tasting plate: bread and butter pudding with dried blueberries and apricot glaze, hazelnut meringue cake with chocolate sauce, berry mousse cups

We chose the pasta and spring rolls, both where tasty; portions large.  Next up was the steak, cooked perfectly, and salmon, done equally well.  Dessert was a sampler of bread and butter pudding with blueberries, hazelnut meringue cake and berry mousse cups, a perfect ending.

While the furnishings and room are not going to win any dining awards, the servers are on their game, friendly and attentive and if you are lucky enough to get a patio seat, it’s a great al fresco experience on a hot summer night, complete with after dinner entertainment.

PNE Food Galore in 2011

Food – Experience the flavours of the world at the PNE – from complete junk to gourmet, the 2011 PNE has something for everyone.

The Fair at the PNE celebrates diverse cuisine from countries around the world.  With such an extensive food selection, visitors can choose anything from a light snack to a fine dining experience. Just don’t forget to save room for our traditional Fair favourites like cotton candy, candy apples, elephant ears and, of course, those mini donuts!

Healthy options!
This year, there are even more fresh and healthy options for you and your family to enjoy!

B & B Concessions
Freshly made ham & cheese or dessert crepes as well as fresh roasted corn & roasted potatoes with all the toppings. Hungry? Try out the humongous BBQ Turkey Legs.

Brinks Concessions 
Hungry? Try a tasty Slow Smoked Beef on a Bun or Ham on a Bun and Texas Taters

Caravan Foods
Another Fair favorite “Whales Tales”. Deep fried pastry dough with a variety of sweet toppings.

Cheyenne Coffee
Specialty coffees – lattes, mochas, tea and iced coffees. You must try the chai tea slushie!

Chinatown 
Chinatown, a long-time tradition at the PNE, serves honey garlic ribs, beef & broccoli, chow mein, fried rice, spring rolls, chop suey, pot stickers and Szechwan chicken.

Chocolate Bob’s
Don’t let the name fool you. A healthy alternative including fresh fruit kabobs, fruit cups and ambrosia. Each healthy selection comes with the option to add a delicious chocolate topping.

C-Lovers Fish & Chips
Another well established Vancouver seafood restaurant serving their fresh cod or halibut fish and chips or deep fried prawns & chips at the PNE!

Curry in a Hurry
Try a taste of India! Choose from a variety of delicious items such as tandoori chicken, lamb curry, butter chicken, vegetable pakoras, roti and mixed veggies.

D & D Fudge 
An assortment of delicious homemade fudge, such as baileys and rocky road.

Dogwood Foods
Look for the classic ice cream trailer…the best soft ice cream & ice cream sundaes are served here.

Eden Concessions – Scones 
The Original Fair Scone – be part of the tradition! Freshly baked biscuits filled with creamy butter and raspberry jam.

Eden’s Greek
The experience of Greece awaits you! Select from a variety of traditional Greek dishes including donairs, spanokopita and Greek salad.

Eden’s Mexican
Head down Mexico way and try a tasty burrito, taco or maybe some savoury nachos layered with cheese!

Festival Cappuccino
Hot and Iced Cappuccinos, lattes, hot coco, steamed milk, herbal teas, hot apple cider, chai tea. Dried fruits, loaves, biscotti, muffins and a variety of fresh fruits.

First Class Concessions 
Located along Miller Drive between all the exciting rides and beer garden – serving up fresh baked pizzas, hamburgers, fries, and churos. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade or Lemon Slushies.

Fresh Fruit Shakes 
A healthy and tasty alternative…Made from real fruit and infusion teas – strawberry banana, peach or mango

Fresh is Best Salsas
The name says it all… fresh cut salsas, layer bean dips, spinach dips and red, green and yellow corn tortillas chips.

Gourmet Grill
Oh so savory… try one of these delicious authentic Greek chicken, beef or lamb gyros or if you prefer, spanokopita or calamari.

Guido’s Pizzeria
Fresh baked pizza by the slice – a PNE tradition! There are two locations to serve you – Guido’s at the top of the hill by the Coliseum who also serves “garlic” fries or the latest creation…freshly made creamed filled “churros”. Steve’O, famous “specialty” pizzas is worth the wait – located across from the Casino for late night goodies!

Henry’s BBQ Chicken
Another fair favorite, tasty barbecued chicken slowly smoked over the traditional open charcoal pit. Add a side of fries, chili or coleslaw – MMMM good.

Hunky Bill’s
Hunky Bill’s, famous for its “Winnipeg Garlic Sausage” offers Ukrainian dishes including perogies and cabbage rolls. Other delectable menu items include fish & chips, prawns, oysters, salmon burgers, and pulled pork on a bun.

Jamaican Mi Juicy
A taste of the Caribbean…Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Jerk Chicken Wraps or try the Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Jamaican Patties

Jimmy’s Lunch 
Family-owned & operated since the 1920’s, Jimmy’s Lunch serves the famous hamburgers loaded with fried onions. Hot dogs, fish & chips and french fries are among other traditional favourites at the PNE.

La Casa Gelato
Gelato lovers beware! La Casa is one of Vancouver’s best-known Italian ice cream makers and with 68 rotating flavours at the PNE, you’ll be sure to find a flavour that you can’t resist.

Lemon Heaven 
Original, cherry & lime flavoured lemonade as well as diabetic lemonade.

Orange Julius
A refreshing fruit beverage with the option of an orange, strawberry, pina colada or banana Julius.

Pennsylvania Funnel Cakes
Sweet Cravings? Try a Funnel cake, Deep Fried Oreos or Deep Fried Jelly Belly Beans.

PNE Crazy Dogs- BRAND NEW!
Stop by and check out the PNE’s newest food stand, Crazy Dogs! Serving up fresh gourmet hot dogs to suit any craving, time of day or appetite, these dogs are sure to become one of the Fair’s legendary offerings. With dogs like the poutine inspired Unroutine Poutine, the Mexican dog aptly named Piggy in a Poncho, or the granddaddy of all dogs, The Double Dog Dare Ya, a massive two foot dog smothered in mouth-watering chili, grilled onions and peppers, cheese sauce and bacon bits! Make sure you come hungry, ‘cause you’re sure to be satisfied!
Two locations: Near the Livestock Barns and near the WestJet Concert Stage

PNE Shrimp Boat- BRAND NEW!
Fresh and tasty! Shrimp Boat offers uniquely prepared shrimp with a side of wiggle chips in diverse taste sensations like Cajun, garlic or even coconut. Located Near the Agrodome

Pub Grub 
Deep fried mushrooms, zucchini, jalapeno peppers, etc.

R & D Concessions
Offering all kinds of hot dogs – like Pizza dogs, cheese dogs or chili dogs.

Rib Festival
The PNE is proud to host the 1st Annual Rib Festival Competition located in Spirit Plaza. Fairgoers will be able to enjoy and rate RIBS, RIBS AND MORE RIBS.

Roaming Dragon
Asian inspired appies on the go including Asian spiced fries, Chinese Pork Belly Sliders and Korean Short Rib Tacos. Curious? Try it and you’ll be surprised how delicious these appetizers are.

Saltspring Noodles
Oodles of noodles served in noodles boxes – Your choice of vegetarian, chicken, tofu or shrimp with Teriyaki Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, Spicy Malaysian Peanut Noodles and Sweet & Spicy Noodles

Sanjay’s
Offering a variety of East Indian dishes including chicken & shrimp curry and samosas. Other delicious menu items included BBQ ribs, baked beans and baked salmon.

Slushie Trailer
The coolest beverage trailer serving slushies with all the coke flavours

Swiss Style Nuts 
A variety of freshly roasted candy-coated peanuts, pecans, almonds and brittle.

The Foot Long Hotdog 
The famous Foot Long Hotdog loaded with fried onions is another great food tradition at the PNE.

Those Little Donuts 
You can’t just eat one! These all-time Fair favourites are the freshly made and mouth-watering plain or sugar/cinnamon coated Mini Donuts.

Trattoria di Roberto
So many Italian favourites like meatball subs, pizza by the slice, Italian sausage or veal on a bun, calzone, and spaghetti with meat balls. Cannoli and Tiramisu help to finish off this delicious dinner.

Vina Restaurants
Delicious and healthy – Why not try a Vietnamese favourite like a chicken, pork or lamb brochette, drunken prawns, a salad roll or fried noodles?

WestJet World Class Bistro
Be at VIP at this year’s Fair at the PNE! To celebrate this year’s fantastic Summer Night Concerts line-up, we are offering you the ability to book a three-course meal, which includes reserved seating for the concert. MORE INFO

Wiggle Chips 
Delicious fresh spliced and served hot potato chips, potato chips on a stick and tater tots. Just add your favourite seasonings – choose from dill, cheddar cheese, garlic, salt & vinegar and many more!

WestJet World Class Bistro at the PNE

Back again, dining pre-show at the PNE

Pricing (per person, includes taxes):

To make a reservation for multiple seatings and/or days click here.

 

Saturday August 20: One More Girl $50.00
Sunday August 21: Miranda Cosgrove $75.00
Monday August 22: Crystal Shawanda $50.00
Tuesday August 23: Chris Isaak $75.00
Wednesday August 24: Serena Ryder and The Beauties $75.00
Thursday August 25: En Karma & South Asian Arts $50.00
Friday August 26: Air Supply $75.00
Saturday August 27: Kim Mitchell $75.00
Sunday August 28: Lea Salonga $50.00
Monday August 29: Kenny Rogers $75.00
Tuesday August 30: Donny Osmond $75.00
Wednesday August 31: Elvis Night SOLD OUT
Thursday September 1: Wilson Phillips $50.00
Friday September 2: Daryl Hall & John Oates
Under 10 seats left- reserve now!
$75.00
Saturday September 3: Delhi 2 Dublin $50.00
Sunday September 4: Stereos $50.00
Monday September 5: Hey Ocean! and Andrew Allen $50.00

For more information on the artists, click here.

For service by phone or for technical assistance call 604-251-7754.

Credit card required to book a reservation at WestJet World Class Bistro. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Credit card will be charged in full at time of reservation.

  • Pricing includes applicable taxes.
  • Does not include gate admission. Gate admission must be purchased at on-site ticket booths, online or at retailers.
  • Alcoholic beverages are an additional charge.
  • Gratuities are not included. For groups of 8 or more, an automatic 18% gratuity will be applied.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in restaurant.
  • Reserved seating for concert is bleacher-style seating.
  • Cancellations must be requested at least 72 hours in advance of the reserved seating for a full refund.
  • Reservation will be charged in full for no-shows or cancellations made within 72 hours of the reserved seating.

Menu

Starter
Your choice of:

Crab angel hair pasta
Oregano, basil, mint, diced roma tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil

Giant spring rolls
Pork, prawn, water chestnut with chili jam

Smoked chicken salad
Water cress, romaine, pancetta, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion, reduced balsamic dressing, and candied walnuts

Entrée
Your choice of:

Filet steak
7oz filet, blue cheese potato gratin, grilled asparagus

Ginger lime salmon fillet
Wild rice salad, cucumbers, avocado, cilantro, green onion and lime dressing

White asparagus risotto
Scented with white sherry, parmesan cheese, whipped cream and oven dried tomato

Dessert
Dessert Tasting Plate: bread and butter pudding with dried blueberries and apricot glaze, hazelnut meringue cake with chocolate sauce, berry mousse cups

Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Fine Dining at the PNE

Panna Cotta and Cotton Candy There are still a few shows left at the PNE.  The fabulous Steven Page, Cyndi Lauper and Trooper are all worth checking out. For $50 you can dine on Executive Chef John Earnshaw’s culinary delights and, which then includes reserved seating for the concert. Only 150 seats available per show!

The dinner began with some tasty bread and the service was spot on.  Chef Earnshaw has has cooked for the Queen on ENgland and Prince Charls and has 25 years experience cooking around the world.  He is the brain behind the execution of the food for the entire PNE.  I hope to interview him to get the details on how he built the kitchens that operate around the PNE site. 

If you’ve been through the fairgrounds and had your fill of corn dogs and mini donuts (don’t miss the Roaming Dragon Food Truck) and want to enjoy a concert in the bleachers, this is an experience worth booking.

Includes:

  • 3 course meal, including soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Ability to listen to the artist sound check before the show begins
  • Exclusive reserved seating for the Summer Night Concert at 8pm

Seating times are at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Guests are welcome to have dinner, go and enjoy the Fair and then return for the concert (wristbands will be provided and are required to enter the reserved seating).

Menu

Starter
Your choice of:
BC Salmon Cakes
Italian Flat Bread
Marinated Beef Carpaccio
 
Main Course
Your choice of:
Wild Mushroom Pie
Grilled Swordfish
Pepper Strip Loin
 
Dessert
Your choice of:
Berry Crumble
Stuffed Profiteroles
Panna Cotta
 Beef Carpaccio    BC Salmon Cakes BarramundiPeppercorn SteakProfiteroles
Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.

  • Pricing includes applicable taxes.
  • Does not include gate admission. Gate admission must be purchased at on-site ticket booths, online or at retailers.
  • Alcoholic beverages are an additional charge.
  • Gratuities are not included. For groups of 8 or more, an automatic 18% gratuity will be applied.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in restaurant.
  • Reserved seating for concert is bleacher-style seating.

 Pricing (per person, includes taxes):

Groups of 20 or more save 10%!

Saturday, August 21: Kevin Costner & Modern West   $75
Sunday, August 22: Terri Clark    $50
Monday, August 23: Michael Bolton One World One Love Tour $75
Tuesday, August 24: Loverboy – 30th Anniversary    
$50
Wednesday, August 25: Huey Lewis and the News    $75
Thursday, August 26: The Wayne Newton Show $75
Friday, August 27: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 28: Mariana’s Trench SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 29: Spirit of the West  $50
Monday, August 30: John Hiatt and the Combo & Los Lobos  SOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 31: Elvis Evening with Red Robinson  SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 1: Jesse Cook     $50
Thursday, September 2: Little River Band – 35th Anniversary $50
Friday, September 3: Cyndi Lauper- Memphis Blues Tour SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 4: Steven Page $50
Sunday, September 5: The Road Hammers $50
Monday, September 6: Trooper – 35th Anniversary $50

 Call 604-251-7739 or email backstagebistro@pne.ca  

Backstage Bistro at the PNE

Be at VIP at this year’s Fair at the PNE! To celebrate this year’s fantastic concert Summer Night Concerts line-up, we are offering you the ability to book a three-course meal, which includes reserved seating for the concert. Only 150 seats available per show!

Book your reservation today! Call 604-251-7739 or email backstagebistro@pne.ca  

Credit card required to book a reservation at Backstage Bistro. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Credit card will be charged in full at time of reservation. If your reservation is made via email, please provide your phone number so that someone can call you back for your credit card information.

Includes:

  • 3 course meal, including soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Ability to listen to the artist sound check before the show begins
  • Exclusive reserved seating for the Summer Night Concert at 8pm

Seating times are at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Guests are welcome to have dinner, go and enjoy the Fair and then return for the concert (wristbands will be provided and are required to enter the reserved seating).
 
Pricing (per person, includes taxes):

Groups of 20 or more save 10%!

Saturday, August 21: Kevin Costner & Modern West   $75
Sunday, August 22: Terri Clark    $50
Monday, August 23: Michael Bolton One World One Love Tour $75
Tuesday, August 24: Loverboy – 30th Anniversary    
$50
Wednesday, August 25: Huey Lewis and the News    $75
Thursday, August 26: The Wayne Newton Show $75
Friday, August 27: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 28: Mariana’s Trench $50
Sunday, August 29: Spirit of the West  $50
Monday, August 30: John Hiatt and the Combo & Los Lobos  $50
Tuesday, August 31: Elvis Evening with Red Robinson  SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 1: Jesse Cook     $50
Thursday, September 2: Little River Band – 35th Anniversary $50
Friday, September 3: Cyndi Lauper- Memphis Blues Tour $75
Saturday, September 4: Steven Page $50
Sunday, September 5: The Road Hammers $50
Monday, September 6: Trooper – 35th Anniversary $50

 
For more information on the artists, click here.  

Book your reservation today! Call 604-251-7739 or email backstagebistro@pne.ca  

Credit card required to book a reservation at Backstage Bistro. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Credit card will be charged in full at time of reservation. If your reservation is made via email, please provide your phone number so that someone can call you back for your credit card information.

Menu

Starter
Your choice of:
BC Salmon Cakes
Italian Flat Bread
Marinated Beef Carpaccio
 
Main Course
Your choice of:
Wild Mushroom Pie
Grilled Swordfish
Pepper Strip Loin
 
Dessert
Your choice of:
Berry Crumble
Stuffed Profiteroles
Panna Cotta
 
Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.

  • Pricing includes applicable taxes.
  • Does not include gate admission. Gate admission must be purchased at on-site ticket booths, online or at retailers.
  • Alcoholic beverages are an additional charge.
  • Gratuities are not included. For groups of 8 or more, an automatic 18% gratuity will be applied.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in restaurant.
  • Reserved seating for concert is bleacher-style seating.