Date Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time 8 am – 6:30 pm
Location Metchosin Municipal Grounds, behind the Fire Hall, 4450 Happy Valley Road. See map.
Cost FREE ADMISSION! Of course, we will welcome your donations. Activities/Rides tickets available at minimal cost.
Parking is FREE or with donation if you choose…
NEW –> VEHICLE ENTRY and PARKING via ROCKY POINT ROAD
Bike Parking is just behind the Metchosin Community House just past the handicap parking. To get here from Victoria by bike just take the Galloping Goose Trail to km 25 1/2 and turn left down Rocky Point Rd to Happy Valley Rd and then right on Happy Valley and just a short ride to 4450 Happy Valley Road.
Pets Welcome. All pets must be on a leash. Bring your bags for poop and scoop please! We will have water dishes throughout the village and a refilling station at the CRD Water Cart on site.
Vendors 100+ Including the Metchosin Farmer’s Market, held here each Sunday, will be here selling vegetables, meat products, fruits, crafts, artisan creations and more. There are food vendors to curb your hunger. We encourage you to compost your food waste in Sooke Disposal’s pink or green garbage containers to help keep Metchosin green!
Entertainment Professional Entertainers are featured throughout the day at the Village Centre Main Stage, at Metchosin Community House and strolling throughout the Village Centre. Enjoy!
NEW –> Family Picnic Areas with more shade and plenty of seats to sit and enjoy.
Rides Hayride (.25 ); Backhoe Digger (.50).
Tickets at the Info/Ticket Booth
On site Farmers Market, Yikes Bikes Extravaganza, Horse Demonstrations, Vintage Cars, Old Barn books, Sheep Shearing, Junior Fire Challenge, Beer Gardens, Dunk Tank, Baking Contest, Field and Greens Contest and Photography Contest, Children Games, Pet Show, Local Artisans, Galloping Goose Sausage, Food Vendors, Red Wagon Espresso, Mini Donuts, Snow Cones, Ice Cream, Morris Dancers, Hayride, Backhoe Digger, and more…
Contact Metchosin Day via email: email@example.com to volunteer or leave a comment on our Facebook page if you have further questions. Feel free to post your pics from past Metchosin Days!
The CRD Water Cart will be at Metchosin Day.
Bring your own bottle for free refills.
Metchosin’s Next Generation Dance to kick off your Metchosin Day Weekend!
Friday, September 9th, 8pm to Midnight
Get your tickets July at the Metchosin Community House – HURRY! We will sell out fast…
The Sunday right after Labour Day is always Metchosin Day. It is a fun day and free for the whole family. Starting at 8 am the five-kilometer run/walk leaves from the community hall and ends at the Metchosin House. There are valuable prizes (fresh Metchosin produce) for fastest in all age classes, and terrific draw prizes. The Scouts will serve pancake breakfast to runners, vendors and volunteers and public.
Not only is Metchosin Day FREE, so is the parking. Of course, we are grateful for your support and donations…There is space for hundreds of cars adjacent to the village green.
NEW –> Vehicle Entry via Rocky Point Road. Bicycles and Handicap Parking, Drop-off Zone for strollers and wheelchairs and Walk-in Traffic can enter from Happy Valley Road.
More than 150 vendors, displays and exhibits will be set up in Village Centre and Village Green – from CRD Parks and Community Groups, Farmer’s Market vendors, wool spinning, pottery, jewelry, produce, dog treats, soaps, plants, herbs, balloons, fashions, honey, aprons, baked goods, flowers, natural wood products, jams, body art and much more…
*2016 is FULL! 2017 2017 VENDORS/EXHIBITORS APPLY HERE.
Highlights for 2016
So much to look forward to this year! – Again this year we welcome all ages to join the Yikes Bikes Extravaganza. Bring your decorated bike and register in Village Centre at the Yikes Bikes Display. Prizes in many categories. Check the contest web page for more details.
At the Village Centre field there will be the historical reenactment of the first century BC to the first century AD. Learn about food, crafts, armour, clothing and more.
Also on the field will be motorcycle demonstrations by Victoria Motorcycle Club at 11:15am and 2:45pm. The motor sport involves riding over obstacles, some manmade, others more natural like mountainous ruts. These riders will be riding their bikes over logs, walls and giant triangles. The skill of the rider is monitored by a checker who tracks the rider’s performance. The goal is for the rider to maneuver the bike in a manner that requires focused balance involving complete control of throttle and machine. The fewer the points collected the more skilled the rider has proven himself to be. Spectators will have an opportunity to speak with the riders and see their bikes up close between demonstrations. These young men are demonstrating their sport in an effort to promote it to other young people.
The second annual Metchosin Day Kick-Off Dance will be held on Friday, September 9th from 7 pm to midnight. Join the Metchosin Community Association for a themed dance with live music at the Community Hall. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance at the Metchosin Community House.
Old Barn Books has something for every book lover and right next door is the Pioneer Museum. Here you can learn about the history of Metchosin. Again this year we will have the Vintage car show but to accommodate more cool vehicles, we’ve moved over to Village Centre Field. If you want more information about the car show contact at Nicole Valentine-Rimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spend the day checking out the old cars, then stop by in the afternoon to the community house for tea and scones, where you can see the amazing photography contest on the walls and a chance to hear some nice music too.
The Metchosin Equestrian Society has a great day of events planned between 10am and 4pm at the Riding Ring (4450 Happy Valley Road) at Metchosin Day Village Centre. Grab your lunch from one of the food vendors nearby and join us at the Grandstand. From there you will have a great view with lots of variety and action in the ring, as local trainers and coaches, horses and riders demonstrate their specialized skills throughout the day. Check out the MES information booth under the stands for more information about the Society.
And last but not least, VOLUNTEERS. Metchosin Day works because of the volunteers. If you would like to help out for one or two hours or more, please contact us at email@example.com or send us a message via Facebook!