Canadian National Exhibition

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Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CNE grew out of an annual late summer fair at a time when Toronto was the centre of a farming community. It is now the oldest and largest annual fair in the world.

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History

Prior to the CNE, a major agricultural fair was held in one city each year in a selected city. In 1878 Toronto hosted the fair, which was a major success with over 100,000 visitors.

Based on the success local politicians and business groups lobbyied for a permenent summer fair to be held yearly in Toronto.

The first fair was held in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition at what is now the Exhibition Place grounds.

Recent History

Having celebrated its 125th anniversary in the summer of 2003 (even though hampered by the 2003 North America Blackout), "The Ex" - as it is also known - holds several trades shows and spectacles, ranging from performing dogs to the Snowbirds air show.It starts from August 19 to September 5.The programs are Kids World,Kiddie Midway,Ken Jen petting zoo,Doo Doo the clown,costume characters,farm,food and fun ,Eukanuba Superdogs,rock sculptures,butter sculptures,sand sculptures,human cannonball,daily parades, food building and sportzone.

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