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Pacific National Exhibition kicks off
CAFE
You're invited to celebrate at B.C.'s legendary fair — the PNE! With hundreds of new performances and exhibits and more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions — and all that food — this year's fresh new Fair at the PNE is definitely the best part of summer.

Just a few of the new attractions this year include: the Broadway Musical, Peter Pan; a Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition; Dinosaurs Alive! A Jurassic Experience; and a Craft Beer Fest.

So much to see — so little time — the PNE runs from August 22 to September 7.
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Get those scholarship applications in
CAFE
If you are an “Under 40” who works or volunteers in the fair industry, you could be selected to attend the 2015 Convention in Niagara Falls, November 19th to 21st at NO CHARGE! Yes, that’s right! The AuthentiGate Scholaraship for Young Professionals will cover the registration fee, travel and accommodation for some lucky individual for the upcoming convention. Participation at the CAFE Convention will enhance your industry knowledge and confidence– and also connect you with many of the key movers and shakers in the industry. Applications must be submitted by September 15th, so visit the CAFE website to get your application form today!
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Agriculture-focused Ex continues this weekend
Truro Daily News
A sure-fire sign that summer is almost over, the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition is less than a week away. Steve Pottie, general manager of the exhibition, said this year's event will be more of an educational one for visitors. "When you go to a lot of these fairs, there are a lot of animals but no real explanations," he said. "This year, our clear aim is to educate more people. This is an agricultural fair first and foremost. There are less farms these days, yet agriculture has to go on. We need agriculture to survive. This is a huge event for us."
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Mohawk Fair like 'a homecoming' celebration
Inside Belleville
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory - The Quinte Mohawk Fair isn’t just a celebration of agriculture and First Nations' heritage. It’s also an annual opportunity for families to reunite and enjoy one of the last weekends of summer.
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Elmvale fall fair ambassador takes home CNE title
Simcoe
Elmvale's Matt Garwood is the second male ever to win the Canadian National Exhibition's (CNE) Ambassador of the Fairs Competition. During the three-day contest, Garwood, ambassador of the Elmvale Fall Fair, edged out nearly 80 other ambassadors representing agricultural fairs across Ontario.
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Poutine to patties: CNE reveals this year's far-out fair food
CTV News
Grab a fork and put on your stretchy pants, the CNE’s annual exhibition is back for another year of deep-fried, bacon-wrapped goodness. Along with rides and attractions, one of the draws of the two-week fair is the food, and every year vendors attempt to go to edible extremes. This year is no exception: If you can add sugar or stuff it in a meat patty, it’s probably available at the Ex, which opens at Canadian National Exhibition grounds on Friday and runs until Labour Day.
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Organizers want to grow Capital Fair into biggest in eastern Ontario
Ottawa Community News
In its quest to become the largest fair in eastern Ontario, the Capital Fair board is making progress in expanding the event's entertainment and attractions lineup. Organizers have their eye on one day bringing in big-name stage acts, though for now they're focused on showcasing local bands and performers.
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CNE's air show follows 'high standard' of safety, director says
Toronto Star
The organizer of the Canadian International Air Show at the CNE says the annual aerobatic display on the waterfront will meet a "high standard" of safety set by the city and the federal government regulators.
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121st Vancouver Island Exhibition in Nanaimo
Chek News
Perfect weather and a mix of entertainment was enough to draw large crowds to this years's agricultural exhibition in Nanaimo. The fair celebrated its 121st year after opening for the first time in 1894. "This is our first time at the fair, we're having a wonderful time. It's very educational. My son enjoyed seeing the barn and the animals," Darah Kidd told CHEK News.
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