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May 15, 2011

Giveaway: Family pass to the Ray Friel Long Weekend Fair in Orleans

UPDATE: Congrats to Scott Thornton who won this week's giveaway!  Check back soon for another giveaway from OttawaStart & Classic Amusements.

Signs of food
Signs of food.  Photo by Glen Gower.
This week on OttawaStart we're giving away a great prize 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.

You can win a Family Outing Package to this weekend's Ray Friel Long Weekend Fair in Orleans, from Thursday, May 19 to Monday, May 23.  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 -- but 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 fair food"?
  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 Ray Friel Long Weekend Fair? http://goo.gl/fb/b9jBM"
  3. And for another bonus entry, head over to OttawaStart's Facebook page, and "Comment" on the the contest info that's posted 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 18.  GOOD LUCK!

See also: Ottawa Kids Guide


  1. Favourite fair food? Mini-donuts!

  2. Pink cotton candy!

  3. My favorite fair food is the Candy Apple!

  4. Corn dogs rule!!!

  5. Anything and everything...mmmm... It's at the fair!!!

  6. My favorite fair food is fresh cotton candy!

  7. big bag of blue and pink candy floss!

  8. To my parents dismay I loved mixing odd food combinations as a child. One of the fall fair treats I created and ate every year was the cotton candy popcorn dog. It was a hotdog topped with popcorn and cotton candy all squished within the bun. I loved it as a kid but as a parent I have largely just reminised about the fall fair I attended annually in my small town and the famed Cotton Candy Popcorn dog.

  9. candy apples all the way!

  10. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Well it has to be cotton candy!

  11. I'll always remember the fresh mini powdered doughnuts we used to get at the CNE in TO. Those were the best.

  12. Fave fairfood would have to be pogos with lemonade from the giant lemon stand!

  13. Caramel popcorn is by far the best!


  15. Cotton Candy or Italian Ice!! Fairs are so fun♥ !!


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