The season runs Wednesdays, 4:00-7:30pm, July 5 - August 30, 2023. Every week we will have a selection of local farm & food vendors to help you get the yummy treats that you deserve. We are very excited for the opportunity to bring delicious food to our community and we hope to see you there!!
The Oaklands Sunset Market began as a community celebration, a space for neighbours and local businesses to come together and build community connections. Since our start, we have grown in size, capacity, and scope but we continue to cultivate local economic development, community connections, and to support local arts and culture. We strive to enrich the lives of our community with knowledge of food security and sustainable food practices, by providing access to local food and direct access to local farmers and food producers.
Our goal is to provide a space for a safe, vibrant celebration of local love through food, arts, culture, and inclusivity. We seek to engage our community and create an accessible, free gathering for people to come together and meet local food growers, producers, and businesses.
We are interested and open to community collaborations of all kinds! If you have a great idea, or if you are interested in becoming a Oaklands Sunset Market Sponsor, we would love to hear from you!
HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR
1. 2023 Oaklands Sunset Market Vendor applications are now CLOSED!
You can learn more about our vendor requirements below:
2. MAKE, BAKE, GROW:
Vendors must abide by the make, bake, or grow BC Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM) policies. Vendors must be the primary producer vending at their own tables. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or wild harvest by the approved vendor can be sold at the Oaklands Market. All products for sale need to meet the laws, regulations, and rules as specified by federal, provincial, and municipal bodies, local health authorities, Oaklands Sunset Market, and the organic certifying body the vendor belongs to. It is up to the vendor to know and comply with the Provincial and Federal sales tax requirements. First priority is given to vendors who produce with a sustainable and organic focus.
3. PROPER DOCUMENTATION READY TO GO:
Before you begin your application, make sure you have approved and/or ready to complete, correct attachments with your application. This will include (where applicable) your Liquor Tasting License, Island Health information if you are a High Risk Food Vendor or Lab Test for certain Low Risk Food Vendors. All prospective food vendors selling higher risk food must contact VIHA for health approval.
To contact Island Health Authority:
Island Health - 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC
Yes, yes, yes! We will be offering a beer garden from Hoyne Brewing Company from 4:00 - 7:00pm. We will have themed market nights with live performances! Follow our social media to get the latest updates.
Yes! We will be hosting food trucks in the parking lot, just off of Ryan St. Check out each day's vendor lineup on our social media platforms.
You’ll find us at Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave, off of Ryan St, beside the Oaklands Elementary School. Click here to find us.
The Oaklands Sunset Markets run weekly on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 - 7:30pm from July 5 - August 30, 2023.
Yes please! We would love to see you using public transit, walking, or cycling to get to the market. Please feel free to use the bike racks on the market grounds to lock up your bike, but please do not ride your bike through the market :)
Parking around the area is very limited. Consider walking, biking or taking public transit. The #4, #22 and #10 bus stops are a 10 minute walk from the market. Check out the BC Transit website for transit details.
There is limited street parking. Please do not block driveways, park in residential areas, and park in areas prohibited by the City of Victoria Department of Parking. As a community event, good neighbourly relationships are very important to us. We want to ensure all our neighbours are respected, so please do not park in restricted residential zones.
Some vendors accept credit card or debit but most do not. Cash is always the best bet.
Out of respect for others NO hawking, accosting, leafleting or soliciting is permitted.
Washroom facilities are located in the main Community Centre building and can be accessed from the main entrance.
We aim to be a zero-waste market, so please join us in our goals to divert all waste from the landfill. For your easy sorting convenience there are composting, recycling, Return-It, and garbage bins throughout the market. Please help the market stay clean by sorting properly.
Vendors do not have plastic or reusable bags. Please remember to bring your own reusable bags or baskets on Market Day.
We want to respect time, energy and effort put into the locally made produces, the term “sale” negates the time, effort, value of locally produced food.
On August 9th, bring the little ones down to the Oaklands Sunset Market for our Kids Market Day! There will be kids vendors, a bouncy castle, face painting, and more fun for the whole family!
We want our market goers to know where each produce is coming from and what is going into it. The ingredients display lets you make an informed choice about what you are purchasing and where it comes from. We are all about supporting local and being transparent.
In consideration of Market performers and your fellow vendors, any playing of live or recorded music must be pre-approved by the manager: no radios.
Vendors can park in the vendor parking area located on Ryan St. in the Oaklands Elementary School Staff Parking Lot. More specific unloading instructions will be sent out to registered vendors weekly via email.
Yes, you need a commercial vendor’s license to be able to sell.
Crafts must be of original, handcrafted, unique work or design; and the starting material must be significantly altered and enhanced by the artisan.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Hamilton Park
Infant/Toddler Centre Hours: Monday- Friday 7:45am- 5:30pm
1487 Hamilton Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 2Y2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association