A master magician and a hypnotist debut this year. Tessa Virtue & Scot Moir , Canada’s Olympic gold medal ice dancers are here. And back by popular demand, The Flowrider, Kids World, Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Show, the Horseshow, the Casino and, of course, a crowd favourite, the Super Dogs. Food-wise, one of the fair’s featured snacks? Would you believe something called a bacon-covered funnel cake?
My favourite is the CNE midway. I first visited it back in 1964. The Beatles had just appeared on Ed Sullivan and I remember being so excited at winning a Beatles hat at one of the Midway booths. I rode my first Ferris Wheel ride then too. My friend Deb and I and two 10 year olds had a blast at last year’s midway. I enjoyed my annual CNE treat – a waffle ice-cream sandwich, and then soaked up the scene with the Nikon. The colors were incredible especially against the overcast sky.