september, 2023

Come celebrate - The Best 5 Days of Summer - with us, Aug 30 - Sept 3rd!  We can't wait to show you what we've got in store for this year!

Remember, at the Saint John Ex there's no admission charge and it's Bracelet Day everyday!!!  Tons of free attractions and shows All Day Every Day!

Gates open Tue- Thur 2 - 11pm, Fri & Sat 12 - 11pm.  Attractions and buildings close at 9 PM.  Midway is open until 11 PM.

Special Hours (Tues-Thurs) - gates open at 12 for lunch only at Chow Down Corner

Whether you're coming to the Ex for the first time, or you've been coming for years, be prepared to have fun and make memories!

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Entertainment

Check out the Events Calendar for details and daily show times for events listed below!

Miss T the Bubble Queen

Miss T the Bubble Queen’s Bubbleology show is a beautiful, mind-blowing, magical and hilarious show for all ages. It's packed with tricks, fun magic and science manipulations, bubble art, excitement and always audience participation! Imagine a bubble the size of an elephant coming right at you or from behind you!   With daily shows you won’t want to miss this!   http://bubbleologyshow.com

The Domino Man 

The Domino Man has wowed crowds with his impressive domino displays using up to 7000 dominoes covering 600 square feet of display surface  Watch and be amazed as the domino topple takes several minutes and includes numerous incredible stunts!  You can test your skills on our own mini setup!  With 2 shows daily you can find him in the Vendor's Village!  

Ride the Vibe 

Don't miss the thrilling Ride the Vibe motorcycle stunt show!  Ride the Vibe has experience performing freestyle trials stunts all over the world and knows how to put on an intense performance.  A unique and exciting show featuring a professional display of technical maneuvers and obstacles, including rolling nose-wheelies, leaps onto their custom-built bus and helmet-scraping backflips sure to thrill any audience!  3 daily shows – check the events calendar for times. https://ridethevibe.ca 

Danielle’s Party Pets 

 We bring our little zoo to you!  Informative presentations and hands on animal interactions.  Learn about cute critters - cuddle with a baby hedgehog and don't forget to get your picture taken. Find them in Natural Wonders (Bldg 2).

Llama-zing 

Take a relaxing stroll with Pearl or Kevin or any one of the team!  Llamas and Alpacas are very friendly animals, and love walking by your side! Visit the Petting Zoo to meet all the animals and give them some treats! You can see horses, emus, Llamas, Alpacas, Goats and a Camel!  Find them in Critter Alley! https://llamazingadventures.ca 

Beloved 

They say good things come in small packages!  Mini’s are everything we love in a full sized horse but in a cute and manageable little package. Who didn’t want a pony growing up?  Don’t be shy, stop by!   Meet our miniature horses and go for a ride!  Find them in Critter Alley!   https://belovedminiaturehorses.ca

Rock Climbing Wall  

An adventure awaits you with the rock climbing wall that stands over 24 feet in height with its realistic rock climbing surface.  It offers four unique climbing station and it can handle four climbers simultaneously!  Come give it a try!

Woodland Archers  

Try your hand at traditional archery!  They use bows that don’t have aids such as trigger releases, scopes for sights, stabilizers, etc. It is instinctive shooting with a natural hand-eye coordination.  Traditional archers use a recurve bow, longbow, or primitive bow. The equipment used is nothing but a string, bow and arrows.  Building 2

Birds of Prey 

Live Free-Flight demonstrations of Birds of Prey. Each one of these birds is fascinating and unique in its own way.  Some of the fabulous birds used in the shows include: Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Harris Hawk, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel and a Turkey Vulture. See them in Natural Wonders (Bldg 2) . https://canadianraptorconservancy.com 

Toxic Meltdown  

Challenge your friends!! It's Toxic Meltdown - an exciting physical and interactive game which challenges your stamina, agility and reactions! Have a blast with up to 8 players at a time!  Not one but two spinning boom arms try to knock you off your podium. Duck underneath or jump over the foam boom. Who will be the last one standing?    https://hyperamusements.ca

Bronco Bull  

Ride'em cowboy! Cowboys and Cowgirls step right up and test your skills with Bronco Bull! It's an experience filled with realistic rodeo action!  Do you have what it takes to last?  Watch some real rodeo action filled with tons of laughter for all! Yee Haw!

Science East  

Enjoy of range of hands-on exhibits and brain-teasing puzzles suitable for visitors of all ages. In addition there will be interactive workshops throughout the week and plenty of spectacular science shows and demos full of excitement! Watch out for the Hurricane Simulator and the Air Cannon!  https://scienceeast.nb.ca

Lagoon Paddle Boats 

Kids (up to 70 lbs) can take a cruise around in our huge man-made pond with individual paddle boats!

 Superheros Alex Animation

Holy Batman!!  Watch out for Superheroes and Disney characters wandering  throughout the grounds!! Be sure to get a photo with Captain America, Mickey Mouse or a princess!  You might even see some super hero pups! Check out the show times here!

 East Coast Amusements

Rides and amusements provided by East Coast Amusementss  – https://eastcoastamusements.ca/

Fireworks FX Inc 

Join us for opening night fireworks at the center of the racetrack.  Watch for a spectacular display that will blow your mind!  Aug 30th - 10 PM

Evening Events at the Irving Oil Field House. 

We're thrilled to invite you to an evening with Donny and the Monarchs!  Get your dancing shoes on and get ready for a night of good music and good times.  Aug 30th.

Get out and enjoy some foot stomping country music to celebrate hump day! Join Steve Lyons & Guests as they host the All-Star Country Jamboree.  Aug 31st.

Enjoy the rousing sounds of Gary Morris & His Valley Jamboree & NB Country Music Hall of Fame.  Sept 1st.

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Building Exhibits

New this year!  You won't want to miss our First Annual Exhibition Crafter's Market  in Vendor's Village (Bldg 1).  You'll find arts and entertainment (check out the Domino Man!), hand crafts, wood working, photography, jewelry, gourmet food and much, much more!  Get an early start on that Christmas shopping!  Also in Vendor's Village be sure to visit the competitive exhibits of hand crafts, art, photography and home economic displays of sewing and cooking.  

Take a stroll through Natural Wonders (Bldg 2) for games and puzzles with Science East, face painting with Kadi Oram, maple syrup and some cuddly animals (Silkies & Holland Lops!!) with Danielle's Party Pets!  Test your fishing abilities in our U-Fish pond.  Catch one, identify it, and win a prize! Check out The Birds of Prey with daily shows. If you’re hungry, visit our canteen for some snacks! 

Come on down to Critter Alley!! (Bldg 3) Check out the petting zoo and take a stroll with a Llama or go on a miniature horse ride! Snap a pic with the Llama! Visit the cows and sheep along with a few other interesting animals – Hee Haw!  Visit the horticultural exhibits including locally grown flowers and vegetables from the many green thumbs in and around the Saint John area. Learn about the little-known Haskap berry and its benefits. Try your hand at egg-sorting or archery!  Relax among the sights and sounds of the farm!

Hungry??  Head on over to Chow Down Corner for some tasty treats from our Food Truck Vendors.  You will find something for everyone!