The Queen City Ex’s new tagline–“Never Grow Up“–is telling of the variety of events both the young and the old enjoy.
From the rides, food, exhibits and shows, going to the fair allows some to re-live their childhood even if they don’t go on the Slingshot or Zipper.
Carol Betson is 68-years-old and has been coming to the fair since she was six.
Although she doesn’t go on rides anymore, she said there’s many more reasons she still loves to come.
“The dog show, for one thing, and just to see the changes over the years that I’ve been coming,” said Betson, adding there used to be more things for little kids to see, like an aquarium.
For Elizabeth McBride, who’s 43-years-old, it’s seeing the smiles on her kids’ faces, who were waiting in line for a meet and greet with characters from Paw Patrol.
“Doesn’t matter. From young to old, everybody just has fun.”
The rides are a huge hit for the young ones, especially the bumper cars, which is six-year-old Annabella Knipfel-kay’s favourite.
“You get to drive and bump into other people who’s driving. It’s very fun.”
“(I like) to go on all the rides and enjoy my fun and do lots of stuff with my dad and my brother,” she said.
With Sunday being the closing day for this year, those who bring a non-perishable item or cash to donate to the Regina Food Bank will get free gate admission from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and a pancake breakfast.