Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Saskatoon Ex!

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The sounds of rides whizzing by on tracks, hot tarmac, beloved entertainers at the grand stand, the taste of carnival food, and fireworks EVERY night of the week–it’s all part of the recipe for a perfect week at the Saskatoon Ex! This year the Ex is back and better than ever, ready to entertain carnival-loving Saskatoon families! Here’s what to expect this year:

What to Expect at the Saskatoon Ex 2018

Saskatoon ExEx Parade

Kick off day this fantastic Exhibition on August 7th with the colourful EX Parade which will run through downtown Saskatoon starting at 10:00am. Fair Opens at Noon. Parade Route: Starts at 24th and Spadina Crescent East, West on 24th Street to 4th Avenue, South on 4th Avenue to 20th Street, East on 20th Street to Spadina Crescent East, North on Spadina Crescent East to 24th Street, Disperse on Spadina Crescent West.

Grandstand Entertainment

The SaskTel Grandstand is set to host fantastic Exhibition entertainment every night! All shows are FREE with Saskatoon Ex admission. Doors open at 7pm for an 8:30 start time. These are the acts you can look forward to this year:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th – SaskTel Grandstand – Carly Rae Jepsen

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th – SaskTel Grandstand – Marianas Trench

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th – SaskTel Grandstand – Trace Adkins

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th – SaskTel Grandstand – Tim Hicks

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ath – SaskTel Grandstand – April Wine

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th – SaskTel Grandstand – SaskTel Grandstand – Crash ‘N Bash Demo Derby featuring Longshot

Vehicle Extrication presented by Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services (Show at 7:15 pm)

Crash ‘n Bash – Demo Derby featuring Longshot (Show at 8:00 pm)

Special Kids Events

KIDSVILLE is open daily at noon and  features a petting zoo, pony rides, Midway rides, games and food.


Midway Coupon Promotion: 30 ride coupons for $20!! Available for purchase at the Midway Ticket Office.

The Nerveless Nocks Stunt & Thrill Show

Check out this classic stunt show featuring the Nock family! Expect dare devil stunts that will keep your family on the edge of your seats.

Shows daily (east of the log cabin) at 3:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm

The President’s Choice SuperDogs – Happy Barkday
Join the President’s Choice SuperDogs for their 40th birthday! Celebrate with furry friends as they showcase their amazing talents and check out some cool doggie inventions too! CanaDogs!
Show is set to run on The Wireless Age Theatre in Hall E Fun Zone daily at 4:00pm, 6:30pm & 9:00pm

Toopy and Binou

Canada’s favourite mouse and his beloved stuffy take to the stage in Hall C daily at 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm.

Meet & Greets
Meet your fav characters from Paw Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Shows daily in Hall E Fun Zone at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 7:30pm

Mardi Gras Parade
Watch the colourful parade as it travels north on Concession Row and down through the Midway daily at 6pm.

Mascot Parade

Follow the parade of characters from Hall E to Kidsville Wednesday at 3pm.

The Silver Starlets

Molly Keczan and Danielle Gnidec perform on a 20 foot high trapeze in this glitzy aerial acrobatic show.

Shows daily at 3:30pm, 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Mighty Mike

Mighty Mike is a show of mighty strength! Watch him throw bowling balls, drive nails with his bare hands and even bend a horseshoe! Combine his might with his juggling finesse and comedic performance, and you have a recipe for an unforgettable show!

Shows daily throughout the park at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm, & 10:00pm (Strolling)


NOVA will spark your imagination with tricks that defy physics and blow your mind! Come to the giant dome for this unforgettable fusion of technology, visual effects, and human performance.

Shows nightly at 9:30pm & 10:30pm

Saskatoon Ex

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RIDES, RIDES, RIDES!!! See here for a complete list

This Midway boasts the MOST rides in North America! Here are a few of the wild rides you can look forward to:

Cliff hanger

Speed/Mach 3


Mega Drop

Family Midway (for Tiny Tots)

Wacky Worm

Bumble Bee

Fun Slide

Merry Go Round

Saskatoon Ex

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Carnival Food

What’s your jam? Spudnuts, cotton candy, fries? Whatever you’re taste buds, there’s no place like the Ex to satisfy that craving for carnival food! Find out more about what’s happening this year…

Saskatchewan Art Showcase

Showcasing the art of local artists surrounding this year’s theme of Transportation, the art showcase will feature pieces in the fields of photography, creative art, and fine art.


When: August 7 – 12, 2018 (opens at noon)
Where: Prairieland Park, 503 Ruth St.
Parking: FREE at Diefenbaker Park or on-site for $10/day off St. Henry Ave.
Plan Your Ride: See www.saskatoonexhibition.ca/ for details on bikes, busses, and taxis
For information on Admission: See www.saskatoonexhibition.ca/admissions/

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