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Let’s go to the fair!

 

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Canadians across the country celebrate the end of summer by heading out to fairs and festivals. Canada’s largest annual fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (or CNE for short) usually runs the last two weeks of August in Toronto, Ontario. At the same time, over on the west coast, the Pacific National Exhibition (or PNE for short) is a huge draw as people in Vancouver, British Columbia say goodbye to the last days of summer.

Step right up and let’s see how these two great fairs stack up against each other.

A little bit of history

Stat - CNE started in 1879, the PNE started in 1910

Photo by Shreyans Bhansall licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

That's a lot of people!

Stat - CNE had 1.3 million visitors in 2014, PNE had 800,000

Photo by Eric Parker licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

What a difference in price!

Stat - When the CNE opened it cost 25 cents, the PNE cost 50 cents

Photo by Eric Parker licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

Let's go win a prize!

Stat - The PNE has 114 games in the midway, the PNE has 50

Photo by Eric Parker licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

That's pretty big!

Stat - the CNE is 78 hectares, the PNE is 43.5 hectares

Photo by Eric Parker licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

That's a lot of donuts!

Stat - 291433 donuts were eaten at the CNE but over 2000000 were eaten at the PNE

Photo by Eric Parker licensed CC BY-NC 2.0