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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the 2024 CNE?

The dates for the 2024 CNE is scheduled for August 16 until September 2, 2024, from 10 am to Midnight. On Labour Day (September 2) the grounds are open from 10 am to 9pm, and the gates close at 5 pm.

Where can I buy tickets for the 2024 CNE?

The CNE Advance Sale is on now and tickets can be purchased online. Advance Sale Gift Cards are available now at participating Circle K, Metro, Walmart, Food Basics and Longos locations in the GTA until August 15th while quantities last. Get yours today and save up to 37%! Regular priced CNE tickets will become available on August 16th and can be purchased online or in-person at our gates.

What time do the grounds open/close for the 2024 CNE?

The grounds are open August 16 to September 2, from 10am to midnight, except on Labour Day. On Labour Day (September 2) the grounds are open from 10am to 9pm, and the gates close at 5pm. View full hours of operation here.

What time do the buildings open/close for the 2024 CNE?

The buildings on the CNE grounds are open from 10am to 10pm, from August 16 to September 2. On Labour Day (September 2) the buildings are open from 10am to 7pm. View full hours of operation here.

What time does the Midway open/close for the 2024 CNE?

The midway is open from 11 am to midnight on weekdays and 10 am to midnight on weekends. On Labour Day (September 2) the midway is open from 10 am to 9 pm. View full hours of operation here.

What forms of payment can I use to purchase tickets at the gate?

Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Visa Debit, and cash are accepted forms of payment when purchasing tickets at the gate. All charges will be made in Canadian funds.

When purchasing tickets online, which forms of payment are acceptable?

Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Visa Debit are all accepted forms of payment when purchasing tickets online. All charges will be made in Canadian funds.

How do I get help in purchasing online tickets?

If you are having trouble purchasing tickets please email [email protected] or call 416-649-8780 (Local) or 1-844-398-3278 (Toll-free in North America).

Do the vendors at the CNE accept debit/credit?

Debit and credit machines are not mandatory for CNE vendors. They use them at their own discretion and many vendors accept cash only. There are ATMs available throughout the grounds and in most buildings.

Can I access the CNE grounds if I have a ticket for the Budweiser Stage and BMO Field?

Yes, you can access the CNE grounds for free with your Budweiser Stage and BMO Field ticket.

Can I re-enter the CNE grounds if I leave?

Yes you can. Please ensure you ask for a hand stamp before you leave and you can re-enter on the same day.

Are there ATMs located on the CNE grounds?

ATMs are located throughout the CNE grounds and in all buildings. Check out our CNE map for locations.

Is there free WiFi at the CNE?

Yes. Free public wifi is available across the CNE grounds.

Can I smoke on the grounds?

Smoking is allowed on the CNE grounds with the exception of all buildings and within 9 metres of Kids’ World. Please be considerate of other guests when smoking in designated areas.

Can I purchase cigarettes on the CNE grounds?

Cigarettes are not sold on the CNE grounds.

Are there wagons available for rent for the 2024 CNE?

Yes, wagons are available for rent at Information Booths at the following locations:

  • Princes’ Gate;
  • GO/TTC Gate and Princess Margaret Fountain

The wagons are available from 10 am to 10 pm at a rate of $10 per day. A $50 refundable deposit is required along with a piece of ID.

Are there wheelchairs or electric scooters available for rent for the 2024 CNE?

Yes, wheelchairs & electric scooters are available for rent. The CNE’s wheelchair and scooter rental program is operated in partnership with Scouts Canada. To make a reservation from August 16th to September 2nd please call the Scouts Canada Onsite line 416-649-2296. Learn more here.

Are there strollers available for rent for the 2024 CNE?

There are no strollers available for rent at the CNE, but you can rent wagons at Information Booths located at the Princes’ Gate, GO/TTC Gate and Princess Margaret Fountain.

What is the CNE’s weather policy?

With a variety of indoor and outdoor activities taking place during the 18 days of the fair, the CNE operates rain or shine. Some outdoor attractions or shows may be postponed or cancelled in the event of an electrical storm for the safety of both CNE performers and visitors. In this case, where stage performances are concerned, an announcement will be made from the stage.

Where can I find out what is going on at the CNE this year?

Up to date information is available on this website (see the “Experience” section of our website here). You can also check out our daily schedule.

Where can I park at the 2024 CNE?

The CNE has two off-site lots and a number of on-site lots. The parking rate at our onsite lots is $35 to $40, depending on the day. Please check out our map here for details.

Where can I park my bicycle at the 2024 CNE?

Parking for bicycles are available outside the Saskatchewan Gate (west end near Dufferin) and at the Princes’ Gates (east end of grounds at Strachan).

Why was the 2021 CNE fair cancelled?

In close consultation with the provincial and municipal governments, the CNE was cancelled in 2021.

The health and safety of our staff, patrons, concessionaires, exhibitors, performers, partners, membership and the community at large, are our top priorities. We stand in solidarity with the collective effort to curb the global pandemic.

Can I experience aspects of the CNE during the year?

While fans of the CNE won’t be able to enjoy the live experience of The EX in its full capacity throughout the year, we have an online subscription called CNE Connected with both free and paid content. To check it out visit CNEconnected. We also have other satellite events that happen on the grounds all year round. Stay tuned for upcoming events!

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