Shop small, shop local, and shop homemade this fall and winter season! Covid-19 may have forced the shut down of many in-person Fall and Winter Craft Markets this year, but many Vancouver Island market hosts have creatively moved their markets online! There are also several in-person Farmer’s Markets and Craft Crawls still operating on the Island in 2020.
Vancouver Island Virtual Markets
Virtual Markets are essentially online craft markets operating off of Facebook. Vendors post a selection of their items in the group, often in photo albums, creating unique “Virtual” vendor booths. Click on the links below to be taken directly to each Market’s Online Facebook group.
November Virtual Markets
November 6th – 8th: Fantastical Faire
November 7th-8th: Arden Elementary Virtual Winter Market, Courtenay B.C.
November 7th – 8th: Crafted Farmhouse Virtual Market
November 13th- 15th: Holiday Antisocial Online Market
November 18th – 21st: Langford Legion Virtual Night Market
November 21st – 22nd: Owl Designer Fair Virtual Market & Craft Tour, Victoria, B.C.
November 23rd – 29th: Crafted Farmhouse Virtual Market
December Virtual Markets
December 2nd – 4th: Langford Legion Virtual Night Market
December 12th & 13th: Crafted Farmhouse Virtual Market
Vancouver Island In-Person Markets
Not every in-person market has been cancelled in 2020. There are still several Vancouver Island Craft Markets, Craft Crawls, and Farmer’s Markets bringing you many talented artisans and creatives, LIVE and IN PERSON 🙂
All of these Vancouver Island Markets are operating with Covid-19 protocols in place to keep you safe. Please note that pre-purchasing tickets and pre-booking times may be necessary, check out each event page for individual protocols. And what is a Craft Crawl, you ask? It’s a great event where vendors set up in their driveways or studios posting their addresses online, and you get to drive around to visit them directly!
South Island In-Person Markets
Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair
Victoria, B.C., 11 High St
YYJ Craft Crawl: Various Dates
Saanich: November 7th from 10am – 4pm
Sidney to Sooke (The Big One): November 14th – 15th from 10-4
Bilston Creek Pop-Up Craft Series
Various Sundays in November and December
Metchosin, 4185 Metchosin Road
Esquimalt Farmer’s Market
Every Thursday from 4 – 6:30
Duncan Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 10am – 2pm
Central Island In-Person Markets
Cedar Farmer’s Winter Market
November 15th 10am – 2pm
Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 8:30 – 12