Exhibits & Attractions at The Fair
Please celebrate with us at the 2014 Fair at the PNE, August 16 to September 1 (closed Monday, August 18 and 25).
Bring your kids or just your inner child to explore some of the most magnificent and whimsical children’s playhouses ever built. For the second year, top forestry companies in British Columbia have teamed up with some of the province’s most talented and innovative architectural firms and builders to see the construction of several brilliant playhouses. These made-in-BC playhouses will be on display every day during The Fair before being placed with children’s organizations across BC. Proceeds from their sale to pre-selected buyers benefits Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Brought to you by The PNE and VANCITY
Outside the Livestock Barns
At every level of the organization, The PNE remains committed to achieving sustainability and striving to improve environmental performance. While we are proud of our progress, we also understand there is more work to be done to keep the organization moving forward on its path to greater sustainability.
As part of our long standing partnership with Vancity, we encourage guests to come visit a new attraction for 2013 - Eco Alley. Eco Alley will showcase the PNE garden plot program with local schools, some urban agriculture ideas and will showcase a fun, informative and interactive Vancity zone where PNE guests can learn about current PNE green initiatives, share ideas about further reducing the PNE’s environmental impact and find new ways to be greener in their day-to-day lives. Vancity’s partner, Recycling Alternative will run a demonstration project to test feasibility of composting food scraps from vendors on-site at The Fair at the PNE.
And as an extra fun twist, Vancity will "Cowpower" all the electricity consumed at The Fair on Vancity Member Day on August 29th. What is Cowpower? It’s a Vancity community partner that processes cow manure to make electricity and a high-nutrient natural soil amendment.
So come have some good green fun and, bring your bike. The PNE has a complimentary Bike Valet, presented by Vancity at the main gate (Hastings and Renfrew). As a reward for using a sustainable mode of transportation, you can enter to win a prize pack.
Eco Alley is open 11 am – 11 pm and can be found outside, at the south side of the livestock barns.
Various pieces of ‘Eco-Sculptures’, created by the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, will be on display throughout the fairgrounds. Make sure you look for the popular Carousel Horse which will be located in the Sanctuary picnic area.
Daily from 12pm-4pm
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 license (available on-site) can also try their luck fishing off the dock on Sanctuary Pond.
OPEN DAILY in Rollerland
$3 per person (13 and under FREE)
Do you really know who your ancestors are? Geneticists have found that 1 in every 200 men is a descendant of the historic warrior and Mongolian leader, Genghis Khan – the focus of the 2013 feature exhibit at the Fair at the PNE: Genghis Khan: The Exhibition! From Atlanta to Chicago and many places in between, this extensive museum display will be coming to the PNE for the duration of the 2013 Fair to display centuries old artifacts and murals. Exploring the ancient leader’s influence on warfare, this exhibit will take visitors through the exciting, and sometimes mysterious, life of Genghis Khan. Conquering an area that nearly spanned the size of Africa, Mongols controlled over 11 million contiguous square miles of Eurasia under Khan’s rule during their prime. With incredible, authentic artifacts and weapons to be viewed, Genghis Khan: The Exhibition will amaze you as you learn about the Mongolian culture and Genghis Khan’s inspiring warfare accomplishments.
This exhibition is produced and created by Dino Don Inc. Object lenders include Francis Boyd; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, collection of Vahid and Cathy Koroos; Lawrence and Patricia Gotuaco; Frank Aon, Don Lessem and Gankhuyag Natsag.
Kids can try their hand at becoming a 'farmer for an hour' in the Kids 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 premier in 2009, this fun-filled activity has received rave reviews and continues to be even better this year!
WIN A HOUSE! WIN A CAR!
TOURS DAILY 11AM – 10PM
BC’s most affordable home lottery with over 20 prize packages to be won!
This year’s Grand Prize Package includes a beautiful 3,000+ square foot home with the interior design hand-selected by LOVE IT or LIST IT VANCOUVER host Jillian Harris. The home will be relocated to Interior BC’s largest all-season resort, Sun Peaks, where this year’s winner can enjoy three unique mountains for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, golfing and mountain biking, as well as a European-style village bustling with restaurants and boutiques!
Sponsored by Jack FM
Back by popular demand The Fair at the PNE is proud to host the 3rd Annual Vancouver Rib Festival featuring top Champion BBQ Pit Masters from BC, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Four National Teams, including the Defending Champion 2 years in a row, 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. Vote for your favourite for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Red Robin!
OPEN DAILY 10:30AM – 10:30PM
The Marketplace at the Forum building has been a well-known PNE tradition for years. Visitors can spend hours browsing and exploring more than 200 exhibit booths ranging from Watkins products, Pink Solution cleaner, Nellie’s Soap, Massage Cushions & Chairs, Cosmetics, Skin care, Fashion, Native and Silver Jewelries to exciting new products such as luxury hair extensions and wigs, hair chalk and crystals, portable cell phone chargers, wireless speakers, miracle grill mats and the return of the Shammy.
Sponsored by JRFM and Safeway
For a break from the hustle and bustle of the midway, stop by Safeway Farm Country and relax into a showcase of BC Agriculture! Many old favourites are returning to the Big Red Barns for the 2013 Fair and we are working on some exciting new exhibits to entertain and educate about all that Agriculture has to offer! 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 Safeway Farm Country.