This year’s edition of the Queen City Ex wrapped up on Sunday with strong attendance, according to organizers.
202,796 people went through the gates this year. Last year’s gate count was slightly higher at 208,267.
Chelsea Galloway is the Regina Exhibition Association’s entertainment and events manager. She says everyone is pleased with this year’s show.
“The week started off with some rainy weather and the threat of a few storms, but that didn’t seem to stop our fairgoers from coming out to experience the fun,” said Galloway. “The warm and sunny weather decided to stay for the rest of the week, and we were really pleased to see such a strong attendance throughout the whole event.”
The highlight of the week was the Great Western Stage in Brandt Centre that drew crowds of music fans.
Kicking things off on Wednesday, August 2 was Gord Bamford, followed by July Talk, co-headliners I Mother Earth and The Watchmen, and Ruth B for the next three nights.
Brett Kissel gave an all-star performance to wrap up the Great Western Stage on the final day of Queen City Ex.
The Mosaic Flip for Hunger pancake breakfast was back for its seventh year on Sunday.
The Mosaic Flip for hunger pancake breakfast brought in a record-breaking total of 23,980 lbs. of food for the Regina Food Bank, bringing the seven-year total to 97,300 lbs.
Organizers say they are already looking forward to next year’s Queen City Ex, taking place from August 1 to August 5, 2018.