PNE sold 7,550 samosas last year, 2015 Fair at the PNE calls for new food vendors

NEWS SamosaGUESS how many samosas were sold last year at the Fair at the PNE?

Well, as the heading states, 7,550.

Food concessionaires at the Fair also sold:

* 2,000,000 mini donuts

* 7,500 Crazy Dogs

* 3,750 deep fried Mars bars

* 90,000 corn dogs

* 12,240 cobs of corn

After an overwhelmingly successful call for applications for new food vendors in 2014, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is re-issuing the call for the 2015 Fair at the PNE with a deadline of January 31.

“As BC’s largest ticketed event, the Fair at the PNE is continually looking for new and innovative products and vendors for our event,” says PNE Vice President of Sales, Peter Male. “In 2014 we issued a call for expressions of interest in the area of food and beverage vendors and received incredible submissions. Out of that call we added a number of key partner vendors to last year’s Fair. This year we are re-issuing the call to see if we can continue to build on that momentum.”

Food is ranked as one of the most important ‘Fair experiences’ by the PNE guests annually. The PNE is known North America wide for the cultural diversity of food vendors, range of food and non-traditional food items. Along with its share of mini donuts and cotton candy stands, the PNE also has a range of healthy options for guests including fresh fruit stands and protein shake vendors.

Submissions will be evaluated on a number of criteria:

* Uniqueness of food offering

* Presentation and quality of food

* Level of high volume food vending experience (could be restaurant)

* Use of locally sourced products

* Sustainable business practices

Those wishing to submit a food vendor application should visit:

For more information about the 2015 Fair at the PNE, August 22 – September 7 (closed Monday, August 24 and Monday, August 31) visit: