A Kids Guide to the CNE: Things to Do in 2018

Are you ready for the CNE? Yep! It's that time of year! The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) starts on August 17 and runs through September 3, 2018. It's Canada'a largest and most family-friendly of the summer festivals! Ride the midway, watch agricultural shows, and meet the farm animals. The fair will also offer plenty of pint-size rides, and kid-friendly shows and entertainment for the under-10 crowd. Here's what's on this year...

DuffleBag Theatre: The Three Musketeers
Want to join the bravest crew in all of France and protect the King? Young country lad D’Artagnan certainly does, and has trained his whole life to do so. But he discovers it’s not so simple in DuffleBag’s adaptation of the timeless Alexandre Dumas adventure ‘The Three Musketeers’! 
August 17 - September 3
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Kids' World Stage, Kids' World

Character Meet & Greets
New this year! Kids' World features Peppa Pig Meet & Greets every day at the Kids' World Stage! All Programming is subject to change
Dates & Times: August 17 - September 3
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Kids' World Stage

Team T&J
Team T&J takes interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families. This live experience is an uplifting journey of self-exploration, creativity and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to come together and stick together!
August 17 - September 3
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kids' World Stage, Kids' World

DuffleBag Theatre: Snow White
The Queen has always been the “fairest in the land”. Her Magic Mirror tells her so! But when the Queen hears that Snow White’s beauty has surpassed hers, the Queen is willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of her… forever! Fortunately, Snow White escapes into the Deep Dark Woods, where she happens upon a tiny cottage. Little does she know that the Seven Dwarves living there will help save her.
August 17 - September 3
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Kids' World Stage, Kids' World

The Magic of Professor Wick
MAJINX’s Professor Wick is back with a brand new show featuring all new illusions and a spectacular stunt that will leave the audience asking "how did he do that?". Come experience the magical fun daily with Professor Wick on the Kids World Stage!
August 17 - September 3
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Kids' World Stage, Kids' World

​Art Studio
Roll up your sleeves and explore the world of the artist working in a medley of different media! Creative projects include: Rainsticks, Zen Tangle, Fibre Arts, and Sculptures.
August 17 - September 3
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: KidStreet, Kids' World  

Pizza Nova Pizza Making​​
Flip dough in the air with flair! Get pizza making tips from the pros at Pizza Nova. Best of all: when you are done, you get a FREE slice of pizza!
August 17 - September 3
KidStreet, Kids' World

Reptilia's events cruiser returns to the CNE with 26 exhibits. Take a look and you might just see pythons, young alligators, tortoises, iguanas, boas and even a rattle snake. Learn all about them and meet the scaly performers after the show! Be sure to come visit Reptilia in Kids' World Park for your daily chance to win one of 2 VIP passes to any Reptilia facility!  
Dates & Times:
August 17 - September 3
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Kids' World Park

The Farm
The CNE's Farm features interactive exhibits showcasing trends in urban agriculture while at the same tune providing an opportunity to meet approximately 140 farm yard animals ranging from piglets to cows, sheep, goats & more! Be a farmer for a day, picking apples off a tree, digging for potatoes, milking a cow and collecting eggs from the chickens. During the fair, elements of the CNE's interactive horse program, HorseCapades, will move into the Farm.Kids' AgVenture takes them through five miniature barns, kids experience the life of a farm hand. Get lost in an inflatable maze of corn in the heart of the CNE Farm!
August 17 to September 3
The Farm, Better Living Centre

The President's Choice™ SuperDogs™ are back at the CNE and celebrating their 40th birthday with an extraordinary new show called Happy Barkday featuring all the fun and excitement audiences have come to expect from four decades of SuperDogs spectacles! You'll laugh, you'll cheer and you'll fall in love with these amazing dogs as they unleash the most entertaining birthday party ever! Then keep the party going AFTER the show by meeting the SuperDogs at the hugely popular Pat N' Chat™!
August 17 to September 3
Location: Enercare Centre, Hall G

Kiddie Rides
Attending the CNE with small children? There's a special ride area designed especially for little ones. The Kiddie Midway is situated just east of Kids' World at the west end of the CNE grounds and features 30 wonderful and whimsical rides, including: Berry Go Round, Bumble Bee ride, Bumper Cars, Dizzy Dragon, Dragon Coaster, Jeeps, Kite Flyer, Lollipop Swing, the classic Merry Go Round, Wacky Worm Coaster and many more.

And don't forget to check out...

Kids' Corner
After debuting in 2017, Kids' Korner returns to the CNE! This interactive attraction for children allows kids to stand in the shoes of various professionals in order to get a hands-on sense of what is involved in different jobs. Some of these jobs include; working in an airport, a grocery store, a gas station and a veterinary clinic!
August 17 - September 3
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: KidStreet, Kids' World 

Toddler Town Play Centre
Toddler Town is a fun place for little ones to explore at their own pace! 
August 17 - September 3
KidStreet, Kids' World

Shows, entertainment and activities are Free with CNE admission. For more information, visit www.theex.com/main/entertainment/for-kids. All programming is subject to change.

Photos courtesy of the CNE
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