A modern hand maker’s market with plenty of old vibe vintage
Inspired Events Summer Modern Handmade & Vintage Market features fresh and modern handcrafted wares of everything variety. Find one of a kind vintage fashion and home goods. We are selecting lovely made goods, from the best Vancouver Island makers.
Enjoy a lovely day at our market at the historic 97 year old Cobble Hill Hall & Fairgrounds.
We will have live music stage, food carts, and local distilled spirits & brewery. With 80 + vendors there will something sure to please everyone.
Be one of the FIRST 50 guests at our main gate on Watson Ave, to get in on our MARKET BUCKS Draws.
The weekend begins on Friday with BC Ferries arriving from all directions loaded with electric automobiles and bikes of all sorts including a running 1912 Detroit and a Veemo. Friday evening, there will be a panel featuring Canadian EV innovators. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a 10 acre heritage location has been booked for camping, education sessions, exhibits and fun for both adults and kids. We will be featuring e-car and e-bike test-drives featuring some of the latest vehicles entering the market, industrial drone demonstrations, EV conversions, emergency power solutions, nature art for the kids, robotics, anaerobic digestion, dissolved air floatation water treatment, EV emergency power and Pico Solar for the kids. Saturday evening will be devoted to entertainment and Sunday will feature several additional options for adventures including a unique picnic!
The Quality Foods sand sculpting competition begins with the “pound up” on Thursday July 12th and the winners are announced on Sunday July 15th. The gated exhibition is open to the public from July 13th (2 pm) until August 19th (9 pm). Voting for the ever popular “People’s Choice Award” begins after judging has been completed.
Entry to the exhibition is by a suggested donation of $3 per person. Proceeds from your donation support several local non-profit organizations with approx. $60,000 per year being donated back to these volunteer community groups.
Be sure to bring your camera to this amazing event because once the exhibition is over the sculptures are gone forever. And don’t forget to bring your own buckets and shovels as you and your family are sure to be inspired to create a little sandcastle magic of your own after viewing the sand sculptures.
The 2018 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is located in Parksville’s Community Park, next to the Lion’s Venture Land Playground and Water Spray Park.