The Pacific National Exhibition or PNE as locals call it, is a summer tradition. A two-week festival, carnival and amusement park experience with lots to see and do for the whole family. On Tuesdays the PNE is Free to enter from 11AM to 1pm. All other days you have to pay to enter. This year it was August 17 – Sept 2.
A main attraction of the PNE is the food. So much food!
From hot dogs to spring rolls, BBQ, and Mini Donuts. Something for everyone at the PNE even Vegetarian!
Fish and Chips 2 Pieces $15
A little over fried but good snack size portion.
Mini Donuts $7
There are other Mini Donut vendors in the PNE but this is the original and favorite with the Mini Donut displayed in the front for all to see. The donuts are sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon mix or served plain.
PNE is also known for BBQ. With American and Canadian BBQ vendors competing for your money. However, this year it seemed there were fewer BBQ vendors in attendance.
Half Chicken $12.00 x 2 orders
Henry’s Chicken BBQ the price seemed high for the portion size but was very delicious!
FREE Show LIVE JOUSTING by Knights of Valour.
FREE CLEAN DRINKING WATER!
FREE NINTENDO play area.
FREE concerts and more!
$$ Affordable but Pricey.
Pay to enter. Pay for food. Really adds up!
Good. Depends on the vendor. Fish and Chips were a little over cooked. Mini Donuts were perfect. BBQ Chicken was delicious.
Good. Lots of cleaners around the park.
The PNE is a nice summer event with lots to see and do. It gets very crowded so prepare for a wait to get food.
BRING CASH. LOTS OF CASH. LIMITED CARD. PAY PARKING. LIMITED STREET PARKING.
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