September 2, 2014 10:59 am
Updated: September 2, 2014 12:00 pm

2 million mini doughnuts sold at this year’s PNE: Attendance up since 2013


WATCH ABOVE: Fiona Anderson from Business in Vancouver discusses the numbers on the Morning News.

VANCOUVER – More than 769,000 people visited The Fair at the PNE this summer, which is an eight per cent increase over attendance in 2013.

There were two million doughnuts sold at the fair, 4.5 million kernels popped and 2,100 gallons of BBQ sauce used at the 4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition.

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Organizers say the numbers were up due to the successful Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition and their Summer Night Concerts series, including Boyz II Men, Phillip Phillips and Gypsy Kings.

“We are thrilled with the success of The Fair at the PNE this year,” says PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel. “By offering traditional favourites that our guests have come to love, and featuring new programming that was available exclusively at the Fair for this year only, we really made sure the 104th Fair lived up to its iconic legacy.”

2014 FAIR BY THE NUMBERS (provided by the PNE)


769,242 – number of visitors to the 2014 Fair

17,000 – average number of steps taken per day by a PNE employee

5,030 – approximate number of items returned to the Lost and Found

104 – age of this year’s Fair

8 – number of hours spent by the average family at The Fair

1 – number of Emmy Awards brought to The Fair at the PNE



324,891 – total sales for the 4-H auction

400 – total participants in the 4-H auction

250 – number of chicks born at The Fair

22 – dumpster loads of dung taken away from the livestock barns

9 – number of calves born at The Fair



48,000 – number of people that went through Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition

200,000 – number of people who watched the Superdogs show

144,800 – number of people that watched Timber! – A Stompin’ Lumberjack Shindig

1,000 – number of seats in the Beer Garden (Vancouver’s largest outdoor patio)

860 – pounds of food consumed by the Superdogs

100 – number of original artifacts in Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition

75 – number of years Dal Richards has performed at The Fair

50 – years since The Beatles played at the PNE’s Empire Stadium

45 – number of pooches in the Superdogs show

18 – number of Superdogs trainers

16 – age of 2014 PNE Star Showdown winner, Alyssa Gutierrez



4,500,000 – number of Kernels popped at Canadian Kettle Corn

2,000,000 – number of mini donuts sold at Those Little Donuts stand

210,000 – ounces of Root Beer consumed at Buckeyes Root Beer

90,000 – number of corn dogs sold

69,000 – number of shrimp sold at Shrimp Boat

33,500 – number of cotton candies sold

30,500 – number of 16 oz. soft drinks sold

25,000 – pounds of dough used to produce mini donuts at Those Little Donuts stand

21,000 – racks of ribs sold

13,890 – number of lemons used at the lemonade stand

12,240 – number of cobs of corn sold at the Chilliwack Corn stand

7,550 – number of samosas sold at Curry-In-A-Hurry

7,500 – number of Crazy Dogs sold

5,000 – number of food-related jobs created for the Fair

4,800 – number of turkey legs sold

3,765 – number of sliders sold at Gourmet Burgers

3,750 – number of deep fried Mars bars sold

3,000 – number of root beer floats sold at Ernie’s Ice Cream

2,100 – gallons of BBQ sauce used at the 4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition

2,000 – number of calories in the Vortex Burger from Gourmet Burgers

775 – pounds of potatoes used to make Wiggle Chips

125 – kilograms of fudge sold

90 – age of Ernie from Ernie’s Ice Cream

76 – number of years Ernie’s Ice Cream has been at The Fair

72 – number of years Jack Hunter has worked at the PNE

71 – number of food vendors at the 2014 Fair

4 – number of competitors in the 4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition

2 – number of tablespoons of sugar in a large cotton candy



250,200 – number of stuffed animal prizes won at games annually during The Fair

19,000 – number of annual plays on the Playland Midway Dart Game

3,270 – number of bottles broken at the Bottle Break Game on the Payland Midway annually


PNE Prize Home

1,300,000 – dollar value of the PNE Prize Home

121,000 – number of people that went through the PNE Prize Home

2,000 – number of times per day a PNE Prize Home ticket seller says “Win a house, win a car”

80 – number of years the PNE has been giving away a PNE Prize Home

3 – years in a row Jillian Harris has designed the PNE Prize Home



8,160 – number of times the Wooden Roller Coaster went around the track during the Fair

218 – height in feet of AtmosFEAR, the tallest ride at the Fair

90 – number of seconds per ride on the Wooden Roller Coaster

90 – age of oldest person to ride the Drop Zone

54 – number of rides at The Fair

1 – new ride added to Playland in 2014 (Rock N’ Cars)


Vancity Member Day & Zero Waste Event

18,000 – number of visiting guests to the annual Fair at the PNE on Vancity Member Day

2,070 – number of kilograms of organic matter diverted from the landfill

165 – number of kilograms of mixed containers diverted from the landfill

120 – number of kilograms of solid waste diverted from the landfill

94.9 – percent of the day’s waste diverted from the landfill


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