PNE: Drive-thru fair experience opens this weekend

FOR 110 years, generations of British Columbians have been coming to the PNE Fair as their end-of-summer tradition. Guests who once came with their grandparents, today come with their grandchildren and the smell of frying onions, the screams from the iconic Wooden Coaster, a nighttime show under a Vancouver summer sky, mini donuts and SuperDogs all make up the collective memories of our province.

And so the Pacific National Exhibition presents the 2020 Fair drive-thru experience that will give guests a taste of all their traditional Fair favourites.

“We really wanted to showcase those special PNE memories of great entertainment and bring together British Columbians for their traditional end-of-summer PNE experience that celebrates the best of the PNE Fair,” says PNE Creative Director Patrick Roberge. “SuperDogs, a parade, larger than life dinosaurs, great food and of course agriculture will all be a part of this family-friendly event.”

A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience – August 22-30 (closed Monday 24)

Guests attending the 2020 PNE Fair drive-thru event will see a number of Fair favourites including:

* The President’s Choice SuperDogs Tail-Gate Party
* Drive-thru agriculture displays including all your favourite barnyard animals
* A Summer Celebration PNE Reverse Parade!
* Win A House, Win a Car! PNE Prize Home drive-thru ticket sales
* Larger than life dinosaurs and your favourite cartoon characters
* Iconic Fair food including Hunky Bills, mini donuts, corn dogs and poutine

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Price: $25 per car load (regardless of number of passengers)

Price includes 2 tickets to the Fair 2021, per vehicle and a PNE face mask
Food purchases and Prize Home ticket purchases are extra

The 2020 PNE Fair programming will adhere to full social distancing protocols developed in consultation with Vancouver Coastal Health.

Attendees must pre purchase an online ticket at:

What: A Taste of the PNE – Drive-Thru Fair Experience

Dates: August 22 – 30 (closed on Monday, August 24)

Time: Time slots between hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Location: Hastings Park

Playland will also be open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until September 7. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and a separate ticket can be purchased at:

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