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May 08, 2011

Giveaway: Family pass to the Bells Corners Fair & Barrhaven May Fair

This week on OttawaStart we're giving away TWO great prizes courtesy of Classic Amusements.  They're the folks who run many of the carnivals you see popping up in parking lots all over the city, and they're a local company based in Dalkeith, Ontario (just east of the city) and we're going to be giving away some prizes with them all summer long.

First up -- two family packs, one each for two fairs happening this weekend.
  • Bells Corners Fair, May 12-15 at Stafford Centre (in front of Staples and Winners)
  • Barrhaven May Fair, May 12-15 at Walter Baker Sports Centre

Each prize pack includes:
  • 2 all-you-can-ride bracelets (for the kids)
  • 30 ride tickets (for mom & dad)
  • 2 bags of cotton candy
  • 1 large bag of popcorn
  • (Please note - prize packs can only be redeemed from Thursday to Saturday.)
This is a great idea for a family outing -- we took our kids to the Kanata fair this weekend and they had a blast. And if you don't have kids -- feel free to enter and take a friend or make it a date night.

Three ways to enter:
  1. Write a comment at the bottom of this blog post, and tell us what's your favourite ride, or favourite food, or favourite thing about going to the fair.
  2. If you have a Twitter account, Tweet this for an extra entry: "Did you see that @ottawastart is giving away a family pass to the Barrhaven Fair & Bells Corners Fair?  http://bit.ly/alfYJd"
  3. And for another bonus entry, head over to OttawaStart's Facebook page and add a comment to the contest info on our wall.  (And while you're at it, would you "like" our page too?)
So yes, you can have up to THREE entries in the contest to increase your chance to win.  We'll do the draw on Wednesday night, May 11.  GOOD LUCK!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide


  1. I love the "Scrambler" or anything like it (spider, cobra etc) beacuse they are fast and really fun..... and the best part id my son LOVEs to go on with me over and over again!

  2. Gotta be the corn dogs!

  3. I love watching my kids' faces while they're trying out a new ride -- usually it's an equal mixture of terror and delight.

  4. Mike S10:16 PM

    The Scrambler for sure!!!....you get to to squish the person on the outside for 5 minutes!!

  5. I used to love the Scrambler - now it makes me sick. Now, I guess my favourite ride is the Ferris Wheel.

  6. I really want to try the Loop-O-Plane and say hi each other upside down!!

  7. The tilt a whirl

  8. Mmm... corn dogs with mustard!

  9. I love the lights and the sounds on a clear spring night. The popcorn smells fresher, the rides spin faster and the kids laugh a little louder.

  10. Jason9:09 PM

    I love the round up! or the Super Trooper!

  11. Ooooo, pick me! I love these little fairs -- they're just the right speed for our crew. The thing I love most? The photo ops! Took this one at the B'haven one last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/postcardsfromthemothership/4612756131/

  12. Kurishii8:31 AM

    I can haz caramel apple? *droolz*

    My boys would be stoked!

  13. Favorite ride is the Gravitron ...

  14. Dee Black4:07 PM


  15. I love candy apples!!! My fiance had his first EVER candy apple last year...I remember watching him eat it in the sweltering heat, taking in every nuance, while (strangely) Florence & the Machine's 'My Boy Builds Coffins' played in the background. Awesome moment.

  16. My 12 year old loves the cotton candy and being braver than Mom on almost all of the rides! Great place for that age group to spend a spring evening, too!

  17. Love the atmosphere... the rides running, the lights flashing, the music, the people having a great time. Love It

  18. Jason8:22 PM

    Candy apples!

  19. Caramel apples please!


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