The rainy weather this Labour Day Long Weekend isn’t going to help bolster the case for those who want the PNE to stay where it is on the calendar.
“Traditionally, we do about 30% of our overall attendance over the Labour Day long weekend, so if the rain keeps up, that will dampen our overall attendance so to speak.”
PNE spokesperson Laura Ballance says organizers will decide this Fall whether or not to move the fair to the end of July.
“Now, we are doing quite intensive engagement with our stakeholders to see what is feasible, and what makes the most sense.”
Ballance says the 17-day fair experiences an average of twice the amount of rain than the last two weeks of July.
“The rain does have a dramatic effect on the overall attendance to The Fair.”
A date change wouldn’t happen until 2018.