The Carnival Fun in BC Continues Right Throughout Summer

August 10, 2014

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Whether traveling, camping or just chilling at home, BC families have always loved going to summer carnivals. The summer break may be more than half over, but the carnival fun is really heating up.

Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEX) in Nanaimo, August 15-17, 2014

This Fair offers fantastic rides and games for the whole family. Enjoy the thrill of the Kamikaze, Zipper or Zero Gravity. The younger kids can have loads of fun on the Merry-Go-Round, Go-Gator Coaster or the Helicopters and more!

This year VIEX is celebrating it’s 120th Anniversary! The event promises to be extra special. Some of the new attractions are:-

  • Vesta Entertainment. This band of roving circus entertainers will be sure to bring delight to adults and kids of all ages.
  • Boom Town. This show features re-enactments of several famous Wild West shootouts and is a fun event that the whole family can enjoy. Expect to see lots of action and fabulous costumes.

The ferry ride across to Vancouver Island is just a part of the fun experience of going to the VIEX and presents spectacular views, especially in summer. Kids always love being out on the open deck.

Bulkley Valley Exhibition, August 21-24, 2014 games line from beach  midway games

Why not plan a weekend getaway to Smithers, BC’s alpine-themed town in the Bulkley Valley? It offers a feast of outdoor activities around its mountains, lakes and rivers.

Tons of rides and games will be at the exhibition. On Thursday August 21 there will be “Madness to Midnight” where people with Midway wristbands ($35) can ride everything from three in the afternoon right thought the night til Midnight!  On Sunday August 24 the wristbands will be only $25!  Check out their FREE stage Entertainment and Rodeo at this year’s fair!

Salmon Arm Fair, September 5-7, 2014

Established in 1897, the Salmon Arm Fair has a long and interesting history. Apart from its traditional agricultural events, the fair has a number of other attractions, including the thrills and spills of lawn tractor racing! There will be a full midway with all the rides, games and concession stands to make sure you have a day to remember. Check out the new and delectable food items this year along with the traditional favorite cotton candy and Lemonade!

The fair makes a perfect addition to your houseboating vacation on Lake Shuswap. Salmon Arm is always packed with fun summer activities, including the lake, golf, hiking, cycling and bird watching.

tubs toss russ picture - midway ridesRock Creek & Boundary Fair, September 13-14, 2014

This wonderful annual event in the Okanagan still retains the atmosphere of a true country fair.  At the carnival, try your luck at winning a prize or face your fears and ride the rides. There will be carnival games for all ages and favourite rides like the Spider, Bumper Cars, and Berry-Go-Round.  Of course, the big rides for the thrill seekers will be there too!

Musical entertainment at this year’s fair features Charlotte Diamond, Tim Hus and his Travelin’ Band, and the Pernell Reichert Band.

The Okanagan is always a popular place for getaways in B.C.   Tour around the Kettle Valley which is breathtaking and offers fun summer attractions like its famous railway, golfing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, even panning for gold.

About Us: Shooting Star Amusements

Our midway company has been operating for over 30 years. We have a huge range of fun rides and carnival games that cater to all ages. We hope to see you enjoying our rides, winning great prizes, and enjoying those famous mini-donuts along with cotton candy and ice cream.  We love to see miles and miles of smiles.

Tianna Spencer submitted this great little poem in our Facebook Limerick Contest.  She won an All Day Pass for Unlimited rides at Penticton Peach Festival.

Kids are laughing and having fun,
all under the beautiful Okanagan sun.
Come down and see the rides there be,
you’ll be surprised, you surely see.
Good prices, Good rides, so raise your pride.
Come on, come down, and enjoy a ride!


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