Exhibits & Attractions at The Fair
Help us paint a giant 20’ long mural! This interactive pit stop allows you to play at being Picasso with your kids while you help us create a Fair masterpiece! While here, check out 20 murals on display that have been coloured by local schools and community organizations.
Presented by VCBW
$10 per person
Craft Beer Fest will feature 20 different local craft brewers with up to 80 unique beers for guests to sample the diverse craft drafts being developed within the Lower Mainland’s backdoor. 10 vendors will be featured between August 22-30, and a new group of 10 vendors from September 1-7. Check back soon for a listing of participating breweries.
Purchase online in advance to receive an additional beer token and access to a pre-purchased ticketholder line!
Admission includes a 4oz sampling cup and 2 drink tokens. Purchase online in advance to receive an additional drink token and access to a pre-purchased ticketholder line*. $1.50 for each additional token.
Craft Beer Fest is a 19+ event, 2 pieces of ID will be required for entry. Does not include gate admission.
*Pre-purchased ticketholder line will allow guests to bypass the ticket purchase line into the event. If venue is at capacity, a pre-purchased ticket will not guarantee immediate access.
The Digital Venue will provide a brand new avenue to discover all there is to do and experience at The Fair. Take a seat in front of the stage and take a moment to relax or enjoy a bit to eat while you watch heritage photos from The Fair’s beginnings, a Short Film Festival with your chance to vote for your favourite to win, and live on the stage you can watch Boogie Fever throughout the afternoon!
This new outdoor exhibit will offer guests a spectacular and representative snapshot of 13 different dinosaurs that roamed the Earth during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Featuring eight life-sized animatronic models and five static models, the exhibit will teach fairgoers about the dinosaur’s stories and share recent discoveries for the Fair’s younger guests.
For a break from the hustle and bustle of the midway, stop by Farm Country and relax into a showcase of BC Agriculture! Many old favourites are returning to the Big Red Barns as well as last year’s kids top pic, the miniature pony rides! 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 at Farm Country.
Kidz can try their hand at becoming a 'farmer for an hour' in the Kidz Discovery Farm, showcasing 10 sectors of agriculture with different interactive activities! Try your hand at milking a cow, pedaling a tractor, collecting eggs and harvesting apples in this exciting exhibit! Since its premiere in 2009, this fun-filled activity has received rave reviews and continues to be even better this year!
Sanctuary Pond Dock
Learn how to fish in Sanctuary Pond from Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC staff! Participants of all ages will be introduced to fishing through interactive lessons and hands on activities. Learn about local conservation concerns, fish identification, fishing equipment, casting, how to rig your rod, as well as where, when, and how to catch fish. Youth under 16 and participants 16 and older with a valid freshwater fishing licence (available on-site) can also try their luck fishing off the dock on Sanctuary Pond.
$3 per person (13 & under FREE)
The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition, will be making its world premiere at The Fair! Guests will be able to explore the entire Beatles story through an inspirational journey of creativity, curiosity, and love. This one-of-a-kind experience will present the most extensive Beatles memorabilia ever assembled in a tour through their beginnings in Liverpool, to the genesis of The Beatles, to their break up and beyond.
Tickets to the exhibition available outside the exhibit entrance.
Exhibition is developed by Exhibits Development Group in collaboration with Peter Miniaci & Associates.
This Exhibition is not endorsed by, sponsored by, associated with, or otherwise affiliated with The Beatles, Apple Corps Ltd., or any member of The Beatles or their representatives.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Empire Field and Fairgrounds
Registration fee is $35 until July 31.
Late registration fee from August 1 to 16 is $40
Vancouver’s tastiest 5K Run where runners will be reenergized with tasty Fair treats throughout the course, including mini donuts, cotton candy and more!
Run registration includes a PNE Donut Dash T-Shirt, race bib, timing tag, medal and Fair gate admission for August 23.
Tours Daily 11am – 10pm
It’s a fresh new year for BC’s most affordable home lottery!
This year’s Grand Prize Package features a modern and contemporary grand prize home built for LEED registration from a new builder and will be relocated to a new location in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country!
The Grand Prize Home: This year’s grand prize home is a demonstration of what can be achieved through the advanced techniques and thoughtful design of our new partner, Karoleena. It is a home of natural modern elegance, built for LEED registration. With a clean contemporary design, three bedrooms, expansive windows, top of the line finishes, home automation and an impressive living green roof, this Grand Prize home is sure to impress.
A New Location: Known as a “shire” for those lucky enough to live here year round, Naramata offers beautiful scenery, a rich cultural history and diverse cuisine. Spend your afternoons exploring the region’s renowned vineyards, orchards and wineries… all bathed in the reflection of Okanagan Lake.
Daily at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7pm
Digital Venue in Celebration Plaza
The PNE is partnering with two of Vancouver’s premier film schools to provide guests with an interactive experience.
Vancouver Film School Short Film Competition
Daily at 1, 3 & 6pm
In partnership with the Vancouver Film School, this competition will feature the best animated short films by students from VFS. Guest will be able to Text-to-Vote for their favorite film and a chance to win some cool prizes.
Reel Youth Short Film Competition
Daily at 2, 4 & 7pm
The PNE is proud partner with the Reel Youth to create a short film competition featuring videos made by youth 18 years and under. Animation programs will engage Vancouver youth to identify aspects of their community that make it great and build a short story that amplifies it.
Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment project supporting youth, adults and organizations to create and distribute engaging films about the issues they care about most. Guest will be able to Text-to-Vote for their favorite film and a chance to win some cool prizes.
Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Superhero Discovery Centre!
Starting your journey in the ‘Identification Station’ guests will learn about, and get sorted into, one of the five disciplines that are the basis for all super powers: ‘Powers of the Body’, ‘Powers of the Mind,’ ‘Mastery,’ ‘Gadgets,’ and the ‘Elements.’ These five powers are reflected throughout the exhibit where guests can explore, learn and test their skills at the many interactive stations to find out what discipline of Superhero they excel in.
The exhibit features a half scale replica of the 1960’s Barris Kustoms’ Batmobile and various other movie props, replicas and rare artifacts from past and present major motion pictures and television shows. Interactive display cases will take guests through a history of heroes and how people relate to them, from the ‘Radio’ to the ‘Pop Culture’ display that talks about everything from blockbuster films, to large-scale comic conventions.
The history of the comic book is also featured, as well as the different types of comics, and the various publishers
Back by popular demand The Fair at the PNE is proud to host the 5th 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 you can eat – so come on down and taste barbecue ribs, brisket and pulled pork made from real tried and true champions.