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Friday, August 16
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Monday, September 2, 2019
All of the perennial favourites are there: the Kid’s Midway, Kids’ World, Tiny Tom donuts, the SuperDogs show and new a Cat Show too! Don’t miss stunt and stage shows including: The Ex Race Extreme Sports Competition and The Hockey Circus Show. Back as well is the Tilt-a-Whirl and the giant slide at dusk, the stick of spun sugar and saving the ferris wheel until last… ah, yes, the Ex is back in town.
This year, in addition to the rides and shows and questionable food options, there’s also Kids AgVenture at the Farm with interactive exhibits showcasing trends in urban agriculture as well as the chance to meet 140 farm yard animals ranging from piglets to cows, sheep, and goats! Guests can be a farmer for a day, picking apples off a tree, digging for potatoes, milking a cow and collecting eggs from the chickens. HorseCapades, as well, will move into the Farm for the duration of the CNE.
Not enough? From 10am to 10pm daily, you can also get lost in an inflatable corn maze.
Wondering how to get to The Ex? Let us count the ways... never discounting the sleepy thrill of walking back over the Dufferin Bridge, hours past bedtime, high above the lights of the Gardiner, clutching a sugar-grimed $2 prize and the memory of the midway.