FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Market?

Thursday, Dec 12, 4pm-9pm, Friday, Dec 13, 10-7pm, Saturday, Dec 14, 10-6pm and Sunday, Dec 15, 11-5pm

Where is the Market held?

We're back at Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, BC formerly old Sears building.

How much is admission?

$5 at the door/ day with net proceeds to support local communities and mental health awareness.  Look for coupon cards distributed at NNTC, across the island with our partners and at our sponsor locations for $5 4-day pass!

What does admission include?

Over 200 + vendors in craft, food and beverage. Gift Shop area full of handmade goods. There will be live music, beer garden, entertainment and more!

The amount of work that goes to putting on a show of this size takes months.  Here's a behind the scene video to talk about one aspect of what we do to create this remarkable craft show.

Is there food available?

Yes, we have hot meal service as well as food sampling and sales at the market.

How does VIM jury applications?

We emphasize on bringing handmade goods found in greater Vancouver Island. (including Gulf Islands and local BC wares) Our goal is to curate the best of the best who wish to grow their small business and be well established on the Island. The craftsmanship of the products marketed, a vendor's willingness to become a better brand through working with other local creative professionals, and social media presence will all play a key role.

We love working with all passionate creative professionals so even if you’re new at it please apply here.

Cancellation Policy:

In our terms and conditions, we have a non-refundable clause to ensure we are staffed from the moment you sign up and paid your deposit.  That said, we know life events happen.

If you cancel your booking 90 days or more before market day, you will receive a 75% refund.  If you cancel your booking 60-89 days before the show, you'll receive a 50% refund.  50 days or less are non-refundable.

Have anymore questions? please contact us.