As summer approaches, the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) has begun its efforts to sell tickets for the Queen City Ex 2022, which will take place August 3-7 at Confederation Park.
In an effort to increase early sales, REAL is selling advance tickets for the Ex at a discount.
“All door admissions, for any age, any category, anyone, pre-purchased through Queen-City-dot-com, regardless, adult, senior, child, will be five dollars all day,” a announced Tim Reid, President of REAL.
Additionally, anyone attending the Sunderland AFC U23 and Toronto FC match at Mosaic Stadium on August 3 will receive free entry to QCX on that day.
“The ability to host this U23 football series at Mosaic Stadium, on the opening night of the fair, with a $5 ticket to enter, I think will be something remarkable,” added Reid.
Seeking to make the event affordable in the wake of inflation, advanced tickets for day trippers are $50 instead of $68 at the door. Advanced adult admissions cost $14, child and senior tickets $10, while a fast pass can be purchased for $20.
At the gate, adult admissions are $18, children and seniors are $14, and fast passes are $25.
REAL is also partnering with the Regina Food Bank, encouraging everyone who attends the free pancake breakfast on August 7 to help support the food bank through monetary donations or by bringing canned food to donate.
“It’s incredibly impactful, from events to recognition, to giving people the opportunity to support their neighbour,” said John Bailey, CEO of Regina Food Bank. “QCX has an unparalleled reach in our community and being a part of it and having that awareness of raising food and funds is amazing for us.”
On the attractions side, the rodeo will be back on the grounds of Confederation Park, as will the family shows, the extreme zone, the midway and lots of goodies, all available online.
Above all, however, the emphasis on live music, and local artists like Tenille Arts and Kendra Kay, will be back on the Original 16 stage.
“After not being able to play at home for a while, being so close to home playing a show and bringing friends and family over, I’m really excited,” Kay said.
Other music includes Streetheart, the Headpins, Tesher, Tim Hicks and August 4 headliner Jason Derulo, which Reid is particularly enthusiastic about.
“And I don’t think we’ll ever have seen an artist of Jason Derulo’s caliber in Confederation Park.”
Tickets are ready to continue sale June 16, at 10 a.m.