CNE 2016

Every year I look forward to going CNE (@LetsGoToTheEX) with my friends and family. Whenever CNE comes around, I get a bittersweet feeling because it means that summer is coming to an end. This year, CNE runs from August 19 to September 5, so for those of you that have not been yet, make sure you don’t miss it! CNE is more than just trying out crazy and outrageous foods. It’s also perfect for spending fun times with your friends and families(the shopping, games and performances). It can also be the perfect date activity (guys: just make sure you don’t eat the bug dog in front of your date, she most likely will not want to kiss you after that). What girl wouldn’t be swept off their feet when you show off your carni skills and winning that giant stuffed animal for her? I know I would be thrilled! Then, finish the date off by spending some romantic time in the farris wheel.

Admission Price:

For more info on the ticket price, make sure to visit their website. 

Monday-Thursday: $6 dollars after 5pm.

If you have the special VIP pass, admission and parking is free. (Can only be obtained by going to the CNE casino for at least 3 hours before CNE opens to public.)

Howie’s Fresh Hot Frosted Cinnamon Rolls 

  • Pulled pork cinnamon rolls – $9.50

Epic Burgers & Waffles 

  • Churro burger – $11.95

Yummy!!! I loved how crunchy the churros were! Loved the sweet and savoury combination of this burger. That cinnamon dust from the churro buns gave the burger that extra factor to pop the flavor! Not only that, the beef patty was nice and juicy! It tasted as good as it looks!!

    Philthy Philly’s 

    • Philly steaklair- $11.50

    Bug Bistro

    • Bug dog- $6.00

    Caution: the crickets are real!!!!

      The birthday guessing game. I couldn’t help it but play. I didn’t get a chance to go to the CNE Casino yet so I had to test my luck here! One thing about these betting games is that the minimum to play doesn’t cost alot; but stopping yourself from continuous playing is the hardest part. 

      The bowling game cost 25 cent per play. Objective of the game is to roll the bowling ball so that it doesn’t get past the little dip in the middle when it comes back towards you. It looks easy, but it is really not. If you roll too hard, the ball will get past the dip when it comes back. If you don’t roll it hard enough, it doesnt get past the tiny hill. I am horrible at this game (or any cne games) but try them out anyways! It is old school and it is fun!

      Create your own slushie!!

      I just love CNE’s amazing night view.

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      Sweetery Festival 2016

      This year’s Sweetery Toronto Food Festival is their second year running and it’s bigger and better than before! Located at the David Pecaut Square, this sweet event is happening from today August 20th- August 21st, 2016- DON’T MISS OUT IF YOU LOVE SWEETS LIKE ME! πŸ™‚ They’ve got game booths, food trucks, best of all endless dessert vendors to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!

      Gumballnado – $2.00

      “It’s time for ratle battle! Chews your opponent, be the first to shake all the gumballs from one side of the bottle to the other, and win a prize.”

      Donut Miss That Toss! – $2.00

      “Complete the donut! Toss 3 of 5 donut bits into the hole to win a prize.”

      George Brown Chefs!

      Each post-graduate pastry student from George Brown College will be creating their own french masterpiece to share with everyone and this will also be a part of their final evaluation. Pressure is on!

      The proceeds of what they made from today and tomorrow will also go towards their next semester in FRANCE! Support support support!

      Cookie shots from Golden Crumb Biscuit

      I’ve seen this everywhere on instagram before but never got to try it. Finally I had to chance to try it out today. What an interesting way of eating chocolate chip cookies! Have a small cup of milk and just pour it into the cookie cup!

      Matcha Tea & Desserts @matchateadessert

      Matcha soft serve and Hokkaido chiffon cupcake. The cupcake was amazing! Dig your spoon into the chiffon cupcake and matcha cream will fill your senses.

      Hong Kong Milk Tea Crepe Cake from Daan Go by Chris Siu @bakersiu

      POKEBALL BAO by @vronnie17

      Cutest Macarons EVER!!!! by Chris Siu @bakersiu

      Piggy: Maple Lap Chong (a play on Maple and Bacon flavor)

      Cow: Rare Tofu Cheesecake flavor

      Duck: Duck Egg Custard flavor

      Iced Coffee Floats from Cool Beans

      Crazy over the top iced coffee floats!! Perfect and refreshing with this hot summer weather!

      Freshly made marshmellow from I Love Puffy Love

      Sassy Sangria (pink) and Merry Mojito (green): created just for the Sweetery Festival! So fresh, soft and flavorful. I don’t think I’ve ever tried marshmellow this amazing before!

      Kinako Kakigori (japanese shaved ice) from Oh My Gori!

      Butter Tarts from Beverley’s Bakers

      Surprisingly, this was not super sweet like I had imagined it to be.

      Gelato Cookie from Carla’s Cookie Box

      These cookies just look so darn adorable!

      Cute handmade jewelry by SMITTEN 

      They seriously look good enough to eat.

      EX-TREME Chimney Cone by Eva’s Original Chimneys @ogchimneys

      Unfortunately this specific flavor is still not available at the Sweetery Festival. This cone is only available from Ausust 26-28 at the Food Truck Frenzy at the CNE, by he Princess Gates.

      Parking: street parking $4 dollars/hr