Big Red Barns | Daily from 11am-10pm | FREE with admission
It is not every day that you can talk to an egg farmer, watch a horse have shoes put on, see how honey is extracted and visit hundreds of animals right in the city – but at the PNE Fair we bring agriculture right to you!
The largest variety of farm animals found in Vancouver
The PNE brings it all to you! Visitors can see and interact with so many different types of animals it will make your head spin! Llamas, alpacas, horses (big and small), cows of all varieties, chicks and chickens, ducks, fancy birds, sheep, pigs, goats and more! The best way to experience and learn about all these wonderful animals is by catching our friendly and knowledgeable Farm Hand demonstrations as they educate you about all the different animals!
Industry Partners – Bringing authentic agriculture to the Fair
The PNE is proud to partner with agriculture industry groups to bring a true look into the world of producing food. Meet some of the hens that lay the eggs you ate for breakfast and chat to the BC Egg farmers who take care of them. Come and learn about the lifecycle of a chicken at the Poultry in Motion Educational Mini Barn presented in partnership with BC Chicken Growers’ Association and BC Hatching Egg Producers Association. Check out the BC Honeybee Center exhibit and store with daily honey extraction demonstrations, weekend Bee Beard shows, live wasp displays and an opportunity to buy amazing BC honey! You can also stop by to watch a dairy milking demonstration proudly presented by BC Dairy Association and try your hand at some interactive dairy industry educational games! BC Cattlemen’s Association is onsite to showcase the many different breeds of cattle raised in BC.
Fantastic one-of-a-kind exhibits:
We have a large variety of agriculture exhibits including the Blacksmith display and demonstrations, Tractor Alley, the PNE Chef’s Garden and of course, the crowd favorite pig races! While you are with us, visit the Country Market and BC Honeybee Center Store, where a variety of local BC products will be featured and sold once again.
Agriculture in the City – returning exhibit
Come by the barns and learn about how you can incorporate urban agriculture into your lifestyle! Transform your backyard or patio into a miniature farm through composting, growing food and raising chickens. Improve biodiversity through supporting pollinators and growing native plants. Ask a master gardener all of your gardening questions. Get your garden growing by planting a seed with our partners,West Coast Seeds to take home. Engage with organizations who are innovative leaders in urban farming, food and social enterprise in the city. Explore not just the “what” but the “who” and the “why” behind some of the most inspiring and creative people in the industry.
Kidz Discovery Farm – tons of farm fun for the kids!
Kids can try their hand at becoming a ‘farmer for an hour’ in the Kids Discovery Farm presented in partnership with BC Dairy, 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! End your ‘chores’ with a prize courtesy of BC Dairy. Since its premier in 2009, this fun-filled activity has received rave reviews and continues to be even better each year!