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Cedar Weaving Workshop This Saturday!

Posted: August 10th, 2018

We are excited to announce that together with Rose Wilson we will be hosting a free cedar weaving workshop again this year. This is always a popular event at the Tofino Market! Come learn about the history, traditional harvesting practices and delicate art of Nuu Chah Nulth cedar bark weaving. You can even try your hand at creating a piece of your own. The event is free of charge and suitable for all ages. Saturday, August 11th, from Noon-2pm in the Gazebo at the Tofino Village Green.

The Tofino Market: True Connection On The West Coast

Posted: April 22nd, 2018

The Tofino Market runs every Saturday from 10am-2pm on the Village Green, from May Long Weekend through Thanksgiving. Enjoy unique, hand-crafted artisan wares and up-cycled creations from up to 50 vendors representing the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
There’s live music on the gazebo stage, and a free Arts & Crafts Tent for the kids. The Market also features local First Nations carving and cedar weaving demos and workshops throughout the season. And don’t forget to fill up on fresh produce, delicious baked goods, hot food and tasty beverages!
The Tofino Market is the perfect place to experience the creative vibe of Tofino, where people join together to connect with the artists, the products and the community. See you on a Saturday!

2018 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.

2018 VENDOR INFORMATION:
The Market runs Saturdays from May 19th - October 6th, 2018

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.

PLEASE NOTE our Parking Guidelines: Vendors may not park or drive on the Village Green. Vendors may load in/out from the posted 15 minute loading zone, or the entrance/path adjacent to the skatepark - vehicles must drive in and back out, no U-turns permitted. During market hours, vendors must follow all posted time limits for parking, and are asked to park their vehicles outside of the immediate market area (as close to the school as possible) to leave parking access for customers. Do not use any surrounding business parking spots or you may be ticketed/towed.

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