Recap: PNE Drive-Thru tasting for the classic fair food favourites

The fair at PNE is still on this yea.  With the health measures and social distancing in place, the experience of the fair will be received with the comfort of your vehicle, a drive-through experience that includes the President’s Choice® SuperDogs™ Tail-Gate Party, farm animals like pigs, cows and goats, and a reverse parade where you’re IN THE SHOW.   Then head to one of the fondest highlights of the fair – a drive-through for from mini doughnut, foot-long hotdog, and many more of the classic food concessions,

The fair at PNE 2020
The fair at PNE 2020
Drive-Thru @ The fair at PNE 2020
Drive-Thru @ The fair at PNE 2020
Agriculture Zone @ The fair at PNE 2020
Agriculture Zone @ The fair at PNE 2020

The facts

Admission
$25 per carload (no cash accepted on site)

Bonus
Admission includes 1 souvenir PNE face mask, and 2 free admissions to opening day of the 2021 PNE Fair.

Note
Food extra. Orders can be placed at each on-site vendor. Tap and go payment with debit/credit cards. No cash will be accepted.

The Food

This year I had a chance to sample the following classics:

Real Mac & Cheese

@reelmacandcheese

Perry and Suzzane Poudrier have been part of the PNE Fair family for the past 21 years. Besides the variety of mac & cheese, their hits also include deep-fried oreo’s, deep-fried jelly beans, and an assortment of funnel cakes.

Real Mac & Cheese
Real Mac & Cheese
Real Mac & Cheese
Real Mac & Cheese

Corn Dog King

@nextgenconcessions

The legacy of Jack Hunter was carried on after 73 years at PNE by the later legend’s family.

Corn Dog King
Corn Dog King
Corn Dog King
Corn Dog King

Hunky Bill’s

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For over 50 years, Hunky Bills is known for the traditional Ukrainian-style perogies, sausages and cabbage rolls at the fair by the late “Hunky Bill” and the Konyk family.

Hunky Bill's
Hunky Bill’s
Hunky Bill's
Hunky Bill’s

Saltspring Noodle Bar

@saltspringnoodlebar

Originally founded on Salt Spring Island, the noodle box concession has added a Maple Bacon Box to their list of popular boxes such as the Malaysian Peanut and the Maple Syrup Terriyaki Chicken.

Saltspring Noodle Bar
Saltspring Noodle Bar
Saltspring Noodle Bar
Saltspring Noodle Bar

Footlong Hot Dogs

@nextgenconcessions

As one of the most famous PNE favourites, the footlong dogs come in the flavours of the Classic, the Bacon Wrapped, and the Pizza Dog.

Footlong Hot Dogs
Footlong Hot Dogs
Footlong Hot Dogs
Footlong Hot Dogs

Unroutine Poutine

This year the Canadian classic is back for maximum comfort, serving the heavenly Bacoutine, the Parisian with pulled beef and mushrooms, and the classic with fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

 

Unroutine Poutine
Unroutine Poutine

Steve O’s Fried Chicken

@fordconcessions

As a staple at the PNE, Steve O’s offers mouth-watering fried chicken sandwiches, such as the Nashville Style Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Double Donut Chicken Burger.

Steve O's Fried Chicken
Steve O’s Fried Chicken

 

Twisted Potato Express

Served on a stick, this PNE favourite with creative “twists” offers the following flavours: Sour Crean & Onion, Cheddar, Ketchup, Sea Salt, and Cinnamon Sugar.

Twisted Potato Express
Twisted Potato Express

SummerLand Soft Serve

@marchantconcessions

Run by Marchant Concessions, the ice cream vendor has been a PNE classic for 23 years.  Don’t miss the Harry Potter magic world-inspired Butter Beer Soft Serve as well as the Dole Whip, Vanilla, Chocolate and Hot Fudge Sundae.

 Butter Beer Soft Serve
Butter Beer Soft Serve

 

Steve O’s Fried Desserts

@fordconcessions

Beside the famous Deep Fried Kit Kat Bars, they offered to sample, Steve O’s also serves up Deep Fried Oreos, Deep Fried Mars Bar, Deep-fried Cheesecake, and many more.

Steve O's Deep Fried Kit Kat Bars
Steve O’s Deep Fried Kit Kat Bars

Tin Lizzy Mini Donut Factory

@tinlizzyconcessions

One of the most popular fan favourites at PNE for over a decade, the Mini Donut Factory is offering the Red Velvet Mini Donuts with Cream Cheese Glazing, as well as the iconic classic mini donuts.

Red Velvet Mini Donuts with Cream Cheese Glazing
Red Velvet Mini Donuts with Cream Cheese Glazing

 

 

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