VIDEO: Queen City Ex begins Wednesday
Regina's Queen City Ex kicks off Wednesday, featuring over forty different rides from the North American Midway.
"The majority of them we've had here before," said Scooter Korek, with the midway.
However, there are a few new rides featured at the five days of the ex. A 100-foot zip line stands 27 feet in the air. Nathin Maier owns the ride, as well as four others at this year's Ex.
"As long as you are under 240 pounds, and you'll fit in our harnesses...that's about all our requirements are."
Along with the new ride, there is a new food being served up: bacon on a stick. Lloyd Frank owns the Tornado Potato truck serving up the meaty slab.
"I make it myself," said Frank, "it's got a maple chipotle rub, and we cure it for five days. Who doesn't love bacon?"
Safety and Security
Aside from new rides and eats, safety is the number one concern for everyone involves with the Queen City Ex.
Show Coordinator Josh Shaw says they will once again be doing the sticker program for kids to make sure no one gets lost.
"Every person who comes in the gate is going to get a sticker," Shaw explained, " we had tremendous success with it last year." Shaw added that there will be police officers on the grounds at all time.
Safety is also involved as the rides are set up. Korek said the North American Midway is one of the safest fairs.
"We have an on-sight safety coordinator that goes through each one of our rides, and then there will be provincial inspectors that will also go through our rides too."
The Molson Canadian Grandstand will feature shows each night:
Wednesday, August 1 -- Finger Eleven with My Darkest Days
Thursday, August 2 -- Hot Chelle Rae with Stereos
Friday, August 3 -- Trooper and Honeymoon Suite
Saturday, August 4 -- Kellie Pickler with the Midnight Roses
Sunday, August 5 -- Carly Rae Jepsen with Dirty Radio.
Admission for adults at the gate is $15, for youth is $12, and seniors and children cost $8. Gates open at noon every day and close at 11 p.m. Mosaic Family Day is Sunday with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. and free admission until 11 a.m.