2016: This is what’s happening at the CNE!

That’s right! It’s that time of the year again! Be prepared to be bombarded with a whole lot of food porn that will be happening at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) this year! CNE is taking place this Friday August 19th and running until September 5th. There’s a bunch of new (and old) items happening this year that are worth noting – NEW culinary creations, Waterfront Shows, Aerial Acrobatics and Ice Skating Show, Bandshell Concert Series, Craft Beer Fest and NEW rides!

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Our media preview kicked off with welcome remarks by CNE General Manager Virginia Ludy.

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… along with some opening performances.

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Meet Eddy Eighty. He is probably one of the most high energy acrobatic entertainers I’ve ever met.

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The group then proceeded to board the Ex-press trains towards the revitalised waterfront. The CNE returns to the waterfront for the first time in decades. They have prepared a big splash with The Great Canadian Water Ski Caper – an adrenaline packed water skiing stunt show that will be performed daily, and two extreme watersport competitions.

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Now that moment you’ve been waiting for…NEW foods at the CNE

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Balls (Red Velvet)

  • Everything tastes better deep fried, including cookie dough!
  • (By Cookie Dough me, Food Building)

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Spam Double Down 

  • Two thick cut pieces of Spam serve as the bun for the centre filled with bacon, tomato, cheese and chipotle
  • (By Miami Press, Food Building)

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Crazy For Caramel

  • Classic White Sugar Stax Rolled in Caramel Corn
  • Froyo + Caramel Chocolate Turtles + Salted Caramel Brizzle
  • (By Chimney Stax made with Yogurty’s Froyo)

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Fish n’ Chips

  • Wonton Chips, Fish Poke Mix, Avocado Corn, Jalapeno, Massago, Green Onion, Nori Strips, Cheese Sauce, Sriracha Aioli
  • (By Su&Bu)

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Sushi Burritos – Samurachi

  • Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Avocado, Cucumber, Red Cabbage, Su&Bu Chips, Massago, Chili Pepper Vinaigrette

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Jolly Rancher Dip

  • By Tim Hortons

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Tim Cereal Donut

  • By Tim Hortons

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Roast Beef in an Edible Bowl

  • By Eat My Bowls

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Cartoon Dogs

  • Bacon wrapped hot dog with peanut butter and jam, topped off with some Captn’ Crunch
  • (By Find Maggie, Food Building)

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The Sloppy Redneck

  • Sandwich with pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw  and pineapples.

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Sexy Surf n Turf

  • By Hot Bunzz Street Cuisine

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The Big Pickle Dog

  • Presenting the deep-fried 2.0
  • A cored giant pickel with a hot dog centre, smothered in corn dog batter and deep fried to perfection
  • (By Pickle Peter’s, Midway)

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Canadian Bacon Taco 

  • FYI – the shell is made of bacon as well….
  • By Bacon Nation

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Dessert Nachos

  • Tortilla Chips topped with nutella & strawberry sauce and bananas

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Churros Cheeseburger

  • By Panchos Bakery

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Philly Steaklair

  • Philly Cheesesteak, bacon, whipped cream wrapped in an eclair

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Mega Sandwich 

  • Topped with a meatball, this sandwich consists of crispy chicken, veal, eggplant and mozzarella, fries, mayo, red sauce
  • By Francesco

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Raclette

  • If you’ve missed the opportunity to grab some Raclette at Front Street Foods, here’s your chance to grab it at the CNE!

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Blueberry Pie Milkshake

  • Blueberry pie blended into vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, blue and whipe sprinkles, cotton candy, Smarties®, a chocolate wafer stick & a slice of blueberry pie
  • (By Fran’s – Fran’s Milkshake Stand, Midway)

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Bacon Croissundae

  • Maple bacon, vanilla ice cream, topped with strawberry, caramel and chocolate sauces, dusted with icing sugar, croissant
  • (By Fran’s, Food Building)

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Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls

  • A marriage of tender pulled pork rolled into a soft warm cinnamon bun and drizzled with frosting
  • (By Howie’s Cinnamon Rolls, Midway)

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Sweet Potato Pie

  • Canadian Maple Marshmallow, Sweet Potato with crispy bacon
  • (By Farm to Fryer, Food Building)

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Fried Pig Ear Sandwich

  • Crispy coated pig ears, coleslaw, maple bacon, cheddar cheese with spicy chipotle aioli
  • (By Farm to Fryer, Food Building)

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon Blast Cone

  • Vanilla ice cream in a chocolate chip cone with some crispy bacon, pop rocks and cotton candy

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The Threesome Burger

  • This internationally inspired burger creation combines Italian meatballs, Canadian mac n’ cheese, and Greek fries topped with feta cheese, coleslaw and bacon
  • (By Corrado’s Authentic Italian, Midway)

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Bug Dog

  • A hormone free beef frank seasoned with crispy mustard crickets
  • Bug Bistro is ready to present it’s “bug-worthy” menu
  • (By Bug Bistro, Food Building)

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The Canadian National Exhibition runs from August 19th – September 5th. Please do let me know in the comments what you’re most excited to try at this annual event!

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