Langley Advance publisher Lisa Farquharson shows the PNE passes the newspaper is giving away. See the story on how to enter the draw.

UPDATE: Enter the Langley Advance draw for PNE passes – winners chosen

The list of items not allowed at the PNE surprised some people. Thanks to all who entered our contest.

Langley Advance has some PNE passes to give away but it’s going to take some work to get into the draw and the timelines are short.

Up for grabs: a package containing two gate passes and one ride pass. (The deep fried whatever and mini donuts are your responsibility.)

We will draw the tickets Monday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. and notify the winners by email. The winners must be able to pick up the passes in person at the Langley Advance office (#112 6375 202nd St.) during regular business hours and priority goes to Langley residents. (The fair runs until Sept. 7 except for Aug. 24 and 31.)


So we’ve chosen the winners and sent word to Carmi and Monica. Congrats.

Here’s some of the feedback we received with people’s entries: “No pots and pans allowed!” “Fireworks” “Pets except for service dogs” “Strollers larger than 36×52 inches” “Suitcases – there goes my plans” and “Thank you for running this contest. I was quite surprised at what was prohibited. What surprised me were the bottle, cups and jugs…”, “Something not allowed to be brought into the PNE is a pogo stick.  haha…could you imagine even wanting to bring one in?”, “duct tape”, “You can’t bring propane barbecues lol”, “Bow and Arrows canNOT be brought into the pne!”, “I see that I am NOT allowed to bring my propane BBQ or a picnic cooler into the PNE. Drat. I was so hoping to set it up in line while I wait to get on the Wooden Rollercoaster. After all, it is a very long wait. Sigh, I guess I will just have to content myself with buying some mini-donuts”

And here’s the list of items you are not allowed to take to Playland (from

“Playland management asks for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the continued safety of guests and staff. Playland reserves the right to inspect bags and purses upon request. We recommend that you secure all unnecessary valuables in the trunk of your vehicle or store articles in Playland lockers which are located upon entry to Playland.


The following items are not permitted on Playland grounds:

Pets (Service Animals are permitted and must be wearing an identifying assistive-companion vest)

Wagons, skateboards, scooters (motorized and non-motorized), inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, bicycles, motorcycles, tricycles, unicycles, pogo sticks, two-wheeled vehicles, including bicycles and Segway™ Human Transporters

Strollers larger than 36″ x 52″ (which mirrors the rental stroller sizes)

Suitcases, backpacks or similar bags with wheels

Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller

Note: Guests are not permitted to pull items behind them. Any item that requires a Guest to pull it behind them, including a stroller, is not permitted into Playland.

Alcoholic beverages and any illegal substances

Folding chairs, with the exception of cane-chair and seat-walker mobility aid

Glass containers, with the exception of baby food containers, medicine or small perfume bottles (under 4 oz)

Coolers are not permitted in Playland

Water pistols, toy guns and replica weapons, with the exception of those sold in Playland.

Sporting goods or equipment (e.g., baseball bats, helmets, hockey sticks, golf clubs, bows and arrows, camping equipment, chairs, stools, tables, Frisbees)

Weapons of any kind (including guns; knives; billy clubs; brass knuckles; and nunchucks, stars and other martial arts equipment)

Self-defense equipment (pepper spray, mace, stun guns)

Restraining devices (e.g., handcuffs, zip ties) or any suspicious items (e.g., box cutters, razor blades, duct tape, wire)

Items that may be disruptive (e.g. laser pointer, slingshot, stink bomb, air horns)

Miscellaneous other items (tools, fire extinguishers, musical instruments, megaphones, pots and pans)

Professional cameras and recording equipment. (Reporters must make prior arrangements with PNE Media Relations.) Folding tripod stands that can fit inside a standard backpack are permitted.

Propane Bar-B-Cues”

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