The 5 Best CNE Events This Weekend That Are Free With Admission

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The 5 Best CNE Events This Weekend That Are Free With Admission
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(Photo courtesy of the CNE)

The CNE is in full swing this weekend with some of the most iconic events of the festival.

Whether you want your fancy feast from a food truck or for a feline friend, this weekend is packed with things you can enjoy free with your admission ticket.

Besides great entertainment, these events are also a great way to support Toronto businesses and vendors at either the Food Truck Frenzy or Craft Beer Fest.

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1. Craft Beer Fest

When: Friday to Sunday
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Princes’ Boulevard

In the heart of the Food Truck Frenzy, 11 of Toronto’s favourite brewers will sample their locally-crafted beers. Check out the breweries below:

  • Big Rock Brewery
  • Boshkung Brewing
  • Market Brewing Co.
  • Muskoka
  • Pommies Cider Co.
  • Sawdust City
  • Shiny Apple Cider
  • Spearhead Brewing
  • Steam Whistle
  • Vieni Cider
  • Whitewater

2. Food Truck Frenzy

When: Friday to Sunday
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Princes’ Boulevard

Food Truck Frenzy is one of the flagship events of the CNE. It’s situated on Princes’ Boulevard, just inside the historic Princes’ Gates and in front of the Beanfield Centre and Enercare Centre. The Food Truck Frenzy will feature a wide variety of Toronto tastes.

Food trucks participating include:

  • Dang Good BBQ
  • Bacon Nation
  • Busters Sea Cove
  • Burgatory
  • Gourmet Guyz
  • Bake Three Fifty
  • Beavertails
  • SWAT (Sandwiches with a Twist)
  • Delight Bite
  • feasTO
  • Tdots Naansence
  • Spice Rack
  • The Colossal Onion
  • CORNehCOPIA
  • Mustache Burger
  • Eva’s Original Chimneys
  • I Love Churros
  • Pappas Greek “On Wheels”
  • Philthy Phillys
  • Texas Tornado
  • Food Dudes
  • The Urban Smoke
  • Toben Food By Design
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3. The Cat Show

When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Café Soleil, Enercare Centre

If you’re a crazy cat person, this is the weekend to hit the CNE. There will be more than 125 cats from across Ontario showcased and in competition.

4. CNE Aquarama

When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Waterfront, south of Lake Shore Blvd.

Aquarama is a long-time favourite for CNE-goers. If you haven’t checked out the amazing routines on water, this year’s it’s a Las Vegas-themed wedding celebration. So prepare your best Elvis impersonation.

5. Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating Show

When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Coca-Cola Coliseum

Quatro, the CNE’s brand new aerial acrobatics and ice skating show is themed around the Four Elements: water, fire, wind, earth and the dynamic interaction between the four forces of nature.

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