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! Of course, we will welcome your donations.
Parking FREE and lots of it! Map coming soon.
Bike Parking on site. Look for bike racks just passed 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. See map.
Pets Welcome. All dogs must be on a leash. Bring your poop bags please!
Vendors 100+ Including the Metchosin Farmer’s Market, held here each Sunday, will be here selling vegetables, meat products, fruits, crafts 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. Help keep Metchosin green and sort your garbage in the proper containers – blue for garbage and pink or green for food waste.
Entertainment Professional Musicians throughout the day at the main pavilion and at Metchosin Community House Stage, prizes and NEW feature entertainment all day long. NEW Family Picnic Area with shade and plenty of seats to sit and enjoy.
Rides Hayride (.25 ); Backhoe Digger (.50).
Tickets at the 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.
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 and Yikes Bikes participants at the Metchosin Community House followed by awards and prizes on the MCH Stage.
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 right next to the village green.
More than 100 vendors will be set up on the village green – from CRD Parks to your septic tank, Farmer’s Market, wool spinning, pottery, jewelry, produce, dog treats, soaps, plants, herbs, balloons, fashions, honey, aprons, baked goods, flowers, natural wood products, jams, body art and so much more.
*2016 OPEN VENDOR APPLICATIONS will be available July 1st. Please check back to apply online or download the application.
Around the grounds at Metchosin Day you can watch and be part of the Malahat Mauraders, the Ranns water pump, blacksmiths, sheep shearing, dunk tank, backhoe and hay rides for kids, and more!!
The Village Green activities start at 11 am with the Pet Contest. All pets are welcome. At 12 noon take part in children games.
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 outside the Metchosin Community House. Scouts will serve a pancake breakfast, followed by the Yikes Bikes Parade to the Village Green. Prizes in many categories. Check the contest web page for more details.
At the front field there will be the Project Germani, a historical reenactment of the first century BC to the first century AD. Learn about food, crafts, armour, clothing and more.
Also up front, on the field will be a motorcycle demonstration by Victoria Motorcycle Club. 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 beside the Old Barn Books. It will bring back memories of cars of yesteryear. 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. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
The Metchosin Equestrian Society has a great day of events planned for Metchosin Day at the Riding Ring (4450 Happy Valley Road). Early birds can enjoy a coffee and breakfast sandwich or a lunchtime hotdog from our concession under the grandstand as you watch the Manestream Vaulters perform gymnastics on horseback. There will be lots of action and variety as local trainers and coaches, horses and riders demonstrate their specialized skills throughout the day. Watch for a complete schedule of events and times…
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