Miramichi Agricultural Exhibition Association

July 07, 2008 12:42 ET

Media Advisory: 85th Miramichi Exhibition Opens with Midway, Agriculture-and New Video Game Competition

MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - In the spirit of creating new community traditions, the Miramichi Exhibition will open in Miramichi, New Brunswick from July 16 - 20, 2008 with some modern updates alongside the midway rides and agricultural competitions at the heart of the Exhibition's 85-year history.

What: Miramichi Exhibition

When: Exhibition: July 16 - 20
Lansomnia: July 18 (8 p.m.) - July 20

Where: 24 Church Street
Miramichi, NB
E1N 1T1, Canada

Video Gaming at the Ex: Lansomnia

This year's fair will also host Lansomnia 2008, a recreational and competitive video game tournament. The milestone event expects to draw 250 competitive gamers from across the Maritimes competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Other Lansomnia events:

- "Rock the 'Chi" - A "battle of the bands" contest with the hit video game, Rock Band

- "Play the Pros" - Gamers see how they stack up against the country's best

- Tournament action on the big screen with play-by-play

- Fairgoers can "pay as you play" on a variety of games and platforms

Exhibition Favourites

Old favourites at the Exhibition include more than 30 midway attractions, the 4-H Club agriculture competition and the petting zoo. The young at heart should visit the Red Rooster Casino, find deals at the flea market and laugh with comedian and entertainer Jimmy Flynn. Thirsty fairgoers can enjoy the Moosehead beer tent, another Exhibition first.

Admission to the Miramichi Exhibition is free; unlimited-ride bracelets can be purchased in advance for $22.

Visit www.ex-one.com for a complete itinerary of fair events, dates and ticket info.

To register for Lansomnia 2008, visit www.lansomnia.ca.

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