The Canadian National Exhibition takes place in Toronto during the last two weeks of August before school starts. The exhibition started in 1879 and apparently is the 7th largest fair in North America. There are lots of things to see and do (such as two midways, carnival games, a food terminal specializing in fried delights, cooking and entertainment shows, agricultural and farm animal demonstrations, Canadian Forces display). For many families, attending the CNE is an annual end of summer tradition spanning generations. On Monday evening, we took the girls for a few hours. There is reduced admission price on most weekdays after 5 pm so it is a little more economical. Evangeline Hope was exactly 42 inches so she could go on almost all the children’s midway rides with her big sister. It was kind of cute to watch them waiting in line holding hands.
I tried my hand at photographing the midway in manual. I especially enjoyed taking photographs of the Ferris wheels. In the shot below, you have a small peak of the CN Tower through the wheel.
Below is my favourite shot. The girls love to put their hands up in the air (photo edited with picmonkey).
I would have liked to take some night photos of the midway lights, but at nightfall there was a sudden torrential-like downpour so we ran for cover in the farm building and saw the prize winning sand sculpture and agriculture exhibits.
It was a fun evening. I left a little surprised that the girls did not ask to play any carnival games and feeling very happy that we didn’t come home with any gigantic stuffed animals.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,