The sights, smells and sounds of the QCX returns Friday as a two-part eight-day fair begins.
It has been 745 days since the gates of the QCX closed in 2019 to Friday seeing last year’s event had to be postponed like many other things due to the pandemic.
Regina Exhibition Association Limited spokesperson Mark Rathwell says everything you remember about the fair is back with some new wrinkles as well. He says having the event return will mean a lot for the many who missed it.
“We are welcoming people back, we can gather as a community and celebrate.” Rathwell said. “Summer in Regina means going to the fair so we are excited that we can do this again and we think a lot of people are as well.”
Some may have some reservations about attending because the pandemic is still with us. While there are no restrictions in place, Rathwell says there will be excessive cleaning of all the major touchpoints being done and that if you want to wear a mask while being on the grounds to please do so.
Rathwell also reminds people that there are two parts to this year’s QCX as it will open Friday and run all weekend before taking two days off to clean everything up and re-open Wednesday with everything going until the 29th.
Those taking Regina Transit can show their ticket and ride for free on that day. Those going to the Rider game on Saturday can get in for free by showing their game ticket and on the 25th when the second part of the fair begins, all frontline and essential workers including but not limited to: First Responders, Police, Fire services, Health Care, Health Services will be admitted to the fair for free upon showing valid ID at the gate.