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Rides, food and entertainment: Queen City Ex 2022 officially underway – Regina

Wednesday marks the primary day of the 2022 Queen City Ex in Regina which can present fair-goers with a mess of enjoyable and leisure over the following few days.

In 2021, regardless of COVID-19 protocols, the fair was extremely profitable, breaking the attendance report as an eight-day truthful.

This 12 months’s Queen Metropolis Ex is simply 5 days, reminiscent of in earlier years, operating from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Tim Reid, president and CEO of Regina Exhibition Affiliation Restricted (REAL), believes they are going to have an amazing truthful financially and that attendance ranges can be akin to what the truthful skilled earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Measuring ourselves towards 2019, which was nonetheless an excellent 12 months, might be what we try to do. However our sense is that throughout the nation, festivals are returning to 2019 ranges, however spending is considerably up,” says Reid.

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“Attendance is likely to be the identical throughout the festivals which have gone by means of the primary half of the summer time, the spending is up anyplace from 20 to 30 per cent.”

Reid says this system being supplied at this 12 months’s exhibition will make it one to recollect for folk planning on strolling by means of the halfway.

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A few of the highlights he recommends individuals contemplate testing embrace the distinctive and attractive meals choices all through the truthful, the thrilling rides and the stay leisure, which includes a Thursday evening present from recording artist Jason Derulo.

“I feel Jason Derulo would be the largest artist we’ve most likely ever put onstage on the Queen Metropolis Ex,” Reid suggests. “Actually, worth for cash at $18 to get by means of the gates to observe Jason Derulo might be the perfect worth for an leisure expertise that exists this summer time.”

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This summer time’s truthful will showcase about 55 totally different rides, 60 meals distributors and greater than 30 new menu objects.

Whereas most of the classics such because the Zipper or Loopy Mouse are again for an additional spherical, individuals will even have the ability to expertise a brand new experience within the Raptor Run.

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Scooter Korek, vice chairman of consumer companies with North American Halfway Leisure, says it has been nice seeing an enormous turnout at every one in all their festivals this summer time in Canada.

“We’ve achieved 5 (festivals) in Canada up to now and so they have been nothing lower than spectacular,” says Korek. “I feel the neighborhood desires to get out and get going once more, put this pandemic behind us and have some enjoyable.”

These keen to check out some fascinating meals mixtures whereas on the Queen Metropolis Ex ought to look no additional than new meals objects up for buy, together with squid ink Korean corndog, mac and cheese mushy serve and Oreo rice.

Gates can be open noon-11 p.m. day by day with admission and passes obtainable for buy on the gate.

The schedule and extra data relating to this 12 months’s Queen Metropolis Ex is out there on the event website.

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