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
Kick off day this fantastic Exhibition on August 6th 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.
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 6th – SaskTel Grandstand – SUM 41
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th – SaskTel Grandstand – Simple Plan
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th – SaskTel Grandstand – The Glorious Sons
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th – SaskTel Grandstand – Chad Brownlee
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th – SaskTel Grandstand – Trooper
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th – 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 (Open at noon at the east side of the grandstand)
KIDSVILLE is open daily at noon and features a petting zoo, pony rides, Midway rides, games and food.
Foodie FryDay (August 10)
Spudnuts, elephant ears, cotton candy… It’ll be a feeding frenzy on Friday!
Top Cop Academy High Dive Show
Check out this interactive, high-flying show where audience members join ‘top cops’ in a trickster diving extravaganza like you’ve never seen!
The President’s Choice SuperDogs present Abracadabark
Join the President’s Choice SuperDogs as they showcase their amazing talents in a unique show set to get you scratching your head as they perform magic tricks the likes of which you’ve never seen!
Show is set to run on The Wireless Age Theatre in Hall E Fun Zone daily at 4:00pm, 6:30pm & 9:00pm
Terrance B Hypnotist
Journey into the depths of the mind as Terrance Ballinger exposes the power of hypnosis in his light-hearted by deeply impressive showcase.
Ride the Vibe
Golden BC’s, Sam King brings his internationally celebrated show to the Saskatoon EX on wheels! Witness the death defying antics of the Canadian Motorcycle-Trials Champion.
Mardi Gras Parade
Watch the colourful parade as it travels north on Concession Row and down through the Midway daily at 6pm accompanied by Doo Doo the Clown and Crawdaddios, a Dixieland Jazz Band.
Follow the parade of characters from Hall E to Kidsville Wednesday at 3pm.
The Hockey Circus Show
An exciting tribute to Canada’s game, the Hockey Circus show combines the physical feats of hockey with the artistry and whimsy of the circus to create the coolest family-friendly spectacle of this year’s EX lineup.
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:
Ring of Fire
Family Midway (for Tiny Tots)
Wacky Worm Coaster
Bulgy the Whale
Merry Go Round
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 Anything Green, the art showcase will feature pieces in the fields of photography, creative art, and fine art.
Saskatoon Ex (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW)
When: August 6 – 11, 2019 (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/
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.