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DID YOU KNOW? The Market Runs Until October 7th Thanksgiving Weekend!

Posted: September 4th, 2017

Plenty of time left to get your fresh produce, baked goods and hand-crafted artisan wares…plus live music and the free Kids Arts & Crafts tent! See you on the Village Green Saturdays from 10am-2pm #tofinomarket

APPLY for the Winter Artisan Market!

Posted: August 20th, 2017

This year the Winter Artisan Market will be held on SATURDAY, December 2nd AND SUNDAY, December 3rd at the Tofino Community Hall from 11:00am to 3:00pm each day.

Vendors may apply for ONE day only, either Saturday or Sunday.

GUIDELINES: Vendors may sell only their own hand-made creations. No flea market or commercial merchandise will be permitted. Items must be made within Canada, with some exceptions made for raw materials - please direct any questions to the Market Coordinator. The Winter Market is not accepting applications from vendors who also own/operate a storefront location.

HOW TO APPLY: PLEASE EMAIL the details requested below to info@tofinomarket.com by 5:00pm on Saturday, September 30th 2017

SEPTEMBER 30th is the application deadline - this means you have anytime UP UNTIL 5pm on September 30th to email your information. From there, all names will be drawn by lottery to determine the order on the list. Spots will be assigned in order until both days are full, then a waiting list will be started for any remaining vendors.

***Priority for spots will be given to West Coast residents, as per Tofino Market policy - Tofino, Ucluelet and surrounding First Nations residents will be assigned first, followed by out-of-town vendors

Please provide the following details in your email registration:

1. Please provide your full name, contact number and a brief description of your art/craft

2. Which day would you prefer to vend - Saturday OR Sunday? (we cannot guarantee you will be offered your preferred day)

3. Can you provide your own table? (there are not enough tables at the hall for everyone)

4. Would you like to request wall space behind your table to hang anything? (wall spots are not guaranteed)

5. Would you like to request an electrical outlet? (outlets are limited and are not guaranteed)

FEES: Table rental is $30.00. One table only per participant, each vendor gets approximately 8ft x 8ft space to work within. You are welcome to share a table with a friend (it is your responsibility to organize the partnership).

FOOD VENDORS: Any edible products must follow the Island Health guidelines: http://www.viha.ca/mho/food/ It is the responsibility of each vendor to ensure their products meet the required standards.

Please direct any questions to Anne Weeks, Market Coordinator - info@tofinomarket.com

PRAS Kids Tent - At The Market July through September!

Posted: July 15th, 2016

The PRAS Kids Tent is in full swing at the Market! FREE arts & crafts for the kids from 10am-2pm (throughout July, August & September) at the corner booth by the playground...thank you Pacific Rim Arts Society for this awesome addition to our Saturdays!

2017 Vendor Information

Posted: February 18th, 2016

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Tofino Market? Click on the "Vendors" tab (top right) and you will find our Vendor Guidelines and Vendor Application form. Mail or scan your application in advance for pre-approval - approval to vend will be obtained once the Coordinator has reviewed your products.

2017 VENDOR INFORMATION:
The Market runs from May 20th - October 7th, 2017

Daily drop-in permits are $20 per day, and are issued on-site every Saturday (payable to the Market Coordinator). Drop-in spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited. Reserved spots are currently full for the season. The Market is not currently accepting new applications from vendors who also own/operate a storefront location for their products.

FOOD VENDORS need to obtain Island Health approval for food vending, all vendors are responsible for following the guidelines: http://www.viha.ca/mho/food

The Market does not provide anything other than a 10x10 space for each booth, and spots are first-come-first-served (with the exception of reserved spots that are marked). Set up is between 8am-10am - when you arrive please check in with the Coordinator to assign you a spot. We recommend a table and tent/awning due to the sun or sometimes inclement weather.

*A note on Parking: Unloading is permitted close to the Village Green during set up, please review the Parking Guidelines under the "Vendors" tab. Vendors are asked to park up near the school so customers can use the preferred spots. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY SURROUNDING BUSINESS PARKING SPOTS or you will be ticketed/towed.

Contact Anne Weeks, Market Coordinator, with any additional questions at info@tofinomarket.com. We look forward to welcoming new and returning vendors this season!