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2011 PNE By The Numbers

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 06, 2011 10:51 am

Another year has ended for the annual Fair at the PNE. This year attendance was down 14.3% despite the fact they rolled out a a new ride, new Family Theatre, a new nighttime finale show , moved one of its most popular attractions, the Peking Acrobats, into its largest venue and introduced the Rib Festival.

The 2011 Fair at the PNE welcomed 803,598 visitors this year, down from 937,485. This despite the fact the weather was great for the most part.

This begs the question, what will it take to get you to go the PNE?

Here are the 2011 FAIR AT THE PNE by the numbers:

FOOD

  • 575 – number of 2’ long Double Dog Dare Ya! hotdogs sold during the Fair
  • 2 – number of CFL footballs fields that the Double Dog Dare Ya! dogs sold at this year’s Fair would stretch if laid end to end
  • 10,000 – number of “Crazy Dogs” (mac and cheese dogs, poutine dogs, and pepperoni dogs) sold during the Fair
  • 24,500 – number of pounds of potatoes and shrimp sold at the Shrimp Boat stand during the Fair
  • 24,000 – number of racks of ribs sold at the 1st annual PNE RibFest
  • 20,000 – number of pounds of fried onions used on burgers sold at Jimmy’s Lunch stand annually
  • 6,500 – number of samosas sold at Curry-In-A-Hurry annually
  • 6,200 – number of deep fried Mars bars sold in 2011
  • 21,000 – number of corn dogs sold annually
  • 2,000 – number of pieces of fudge sold annually
  • 9,000 – number of Baskin Robbins ice creams served annually
  • 10,000 – number of Whales Tales sold annually
  • 10,000 – number of lemons used in the lemonade stands annually
  • 12,240 – number of cobs of corn sold at the Chilliwack Corn stand annually
  • 40,000 – number of half chicken dinners sold at Henry’s Chicken stand annually
  • 2,040 – number of pounds of chili sold every year
  • 2.5 million – number of mini donuts sold at the Those Little Donuts stand annually
  • 26,775 – pounds of dough used to produce mini donuts at the Those Little Donuts stand every Fair
  • 2 – number of tablespoons of sugar in a large cotton candy
  • 33,500 ­– number of cotton candy sold during the Fair
  • 30,500 – 16 oz. soft drinks sold during the Fair

ENTERTAINMENT

  • 204,000 – number of guests who saw the Superdogs show in 2011
  • 92,500 – number of guests who saw Pop City show in 2011
  • 153,000 – number of guests who saw the Evolution of Extreme show in 2011
  • 72 – number of years Dal Richards has played at the PNE
  • 3 million – total dollars spent on free-with-admission entertainment programming at the 2011 Fair
  • 5,000 – number of performers in the Festival Square community showcase program annually
  • 6,000 – number of bees in a Bee Beard demonstration
  • 860 – number of pounds of President’s Choice Dog Food consumed by the dogs participating in the Superdogs show yearly
  • 45 – number of canine athletes in the Superdogs show
  • 18 – number of trainers in the Superdogs show
  • 425 – number of Frisbees used as part of the Superdogs show and training during the course of the Fair
  • 4,734 – total number of performers in PNE live shows

AGRICULTURE

  • 22 – number of dumpster loads of dung taken away from the livestock area of the PNE annually
  • 250 – average number of chicks born annually
  • 400 – number of participants in the 4H Festival for 2011
  • 9 – average number of calves born at the Fair
  • 82 – average number of cattle sold in the 4H Auction (45 Hogs, 35 Lambs)
  • 34,750 – amount of money raised in the BC Youth in Agriculture auction at the Fair

RIDES / PLAYLAND

  • 51,000 – number of thrill seekers who tried the new AtmosFEAR
  • 218 feet – height of the AtmosFEAR ride
  • 53 – number of rides at Playland
  • 45 – every 45 seconds a photo was taken of guests on the Wooden Roller Coaster
  • 1,000 – number of times a day each of the cast of “scarers” horrify guests in the Haunted Mansion
  • 90 – number of seconds in a ride on the world famous Playland Wooden Coaster
  • 8,160 – number of times around the track the main (red) train will travel around the Wooden Coaster during the Fair
  • 19,000 – number of annual plays on the Playland Midway Dart Game during the Fair
  • 250,000 – average number of stuffed animals given out as prizes during the 17-day Fair annually
  • 3,270 – number of bottles broken during the Bottle Break Game on the Playland Midway annually
  • 3 million – number of individual rides at Playland during the Fair

GENERAL FAIR

  • 120 – number of vendors participating in the PNE’s new composting program
  • 175 – number of Coca-Cola beverage recycling collection bins
  • 2,000 – average number of times per day a Prize Home ticket seller calls “Win a house, win a car”
  • 3100 – square feet in the 2011 PNE Prize Home
  • 77 – number of years the PNE has been giving away a PNE Prize Home
  • 350 – number of exhibitors on site during the Fair in 2011
  • 5000 – approximate number of items returned to the Lost and Found during the Fair
  • 225 – number of exhibitors in the Marketplace
  • 16 – number of performers in the Peking Acrobats show
  • 1,000 – number of seats in Tributes Beer Garden (Vancouver’s largest outdoor patio)

For more information about the Fair at the PNE visit: www.pne.ca.


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