Date Sunday, September 8, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!
Time 8 am – 6:30 pm
Location Metchosin Municipal Grounds, behind the Fire Hall, 4450 Happy Valley Road. See map.
VENDOR APPLICATIONS OPEN JULY 1, 2019. Please note that space is limited and priority is accorded to farms, Metchosin non-profits and businesses, and then opened up to Sooke/East Sooke, followed by Western Communities and Victoria.
Cost FREE ADMISSION!
NEW** in 2019!
Judging for the produce and baking contests will take place on Saturday, September 7; viewing on Sunday September 8. We hope this schedule will reduce the stress of chaotic family mornings spent trying to get the pie in the oven, picking the produce, squeezing in the 5K run, getting to the pancake breakfast, and making sure the kids and pets are ready for the pet show!
Children’s Sales Tables! By popular request we are adding a new opportunity for children aged 12 and under to bring a card table, chair, umbrella (rain or shine) and sell their handmade or locally-grown wares and produce on the village green. We will have 10 spaces available – email email@example.com to reserve a spot!
Parking is FREE. Remember – VEHICLE ENTRY and EXIT via ROCKY POINT ROAD
Bike Parking is just behind the Metchosin Community House. 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.
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 dispose of your waste responsibly in Sooke Disposal’s garbage containers to help keep Metchosin green!
Entertainment Entertainers featuring “Metchosinites” are featured throughout the day at the Main Stage. The Morris dancers will be around the field during the day. Tables and chairs around the Village Green for you to seat to sit, have lunch and enjoy the Pet Show, Children Races, 4 H judging, and more…….
Rides Hayride (.25 ); Backhoe Digger (.50). This year, find the digger at the front of the municipal building near the fire hall. Look for signs.
Tickets at the Info/Ticket Booth
On site Farmers Market, Horse Demonstrations, Vintage Cars, Old Barn books, Sheep Shearing, Junior Fire Challenge, Beer Garden, Baking Contest, Vegetables and Produce Contest, Photography Contest, Children Games, Pet Show, 4 H judging and showmanship, Gymnastic demonstration, Local Artisans, Galloping Goose Sausage, Food Vendors, L’Authentique Poutine, Mini Donuts, Snow Cones, Ice Cream, Hayride, Backhoe Digger, Morris Dancers, and more…
Contact Metchosin Day via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
The CRD Water Cart will be at Metchosin Day again this year.
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-kilometre run/walk leaves from the community hall and ends at the Metchosin Community House. There are valuable prizes (fresh Metchosin produce) for fastest in all age classes and terrific draw prizes. There will be pancakes for sale for runners, vendors, volunteers and the public.
Lamb and Salmon BBQ
The highlight of Metchosin Day is the Salmon and Lamb BBQ served at 5pm. You can watch the lamb roast all day under the careful eyes of the cooks. For only $20 you are served salmon, lamb, mint sauce, watermelon, corn on the cob, Fry’s Bakery sourdough bread, tomatoes & basil, and coleslaw. A amazing deal for only $20. Tickets sold at the ticket/info booth during the day. They go fast, so get yours early.
Not only is Metchosin Day FREE, so is the parking. There is space for hundreds of cars adjacent to the village green.
Remember – Vehicle Entry and Exit off Rocky Point Road.
More than 100 vendors/exhibitors, can be found around the 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…
Need cash? An ATM will be located near the Community House.
Highlights for 2018
So much to look forward to this year!
The antique car show will fill the front field with many classic cars and some motorcycles to excite every car buff. Here is a chance to see what cars are still around after 51 years since Metchosin Day started. If you want more information about the car show- stay tuned for more details in the coming months.
The motorcycle demonstration by Victoria Motorcycle Club has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
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. Then stop by the community house fresh berry cobbler and a beverage, where you can see the amazing photography contest on the walls.
The Metchosin Equestrian Society has a great day of events planned between 10am and 4pm at the Riding Ring at Metchosin Day. From the grandstand you will have a great view of the 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. Take some time to enjoy their petting farm just by the grandstand. Go to the 2018 schedule to see the lineup.
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