Market FAQs

 

Oaklands Sunset Market - FAQs
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General FAQs

Where is Oaklands Sunset Market?
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.

What are the dates for the 2017 Sunset Markets?

The Oaklands Sunset Markets run weekly on Wednesdays, from June 28th to August 30th, 2017. Here are the themes and special events for the season:

June 28th - Oaklands Sunset Market Kick-Off (with beer garden)
July 5th - Grow Your Garden 
July 12th - Oaklands Sunset Slam (with beer garden)
July 19th - Kids' Vendor Day (bouncy castle)
July 26th - Oaklands Bike Fest (with beer garden)
August 2nd - Family Picnic Day
August 9th - FUNK Fest (with beer garden)
August 16th - Kids' Vendor Day (bouncy castle)
August 23rd - Oaklands Gear & Clothing Swap (with beer garden)
August 30th - Oaklands Market Finale (with beer garden)

Are dogs allow in the market?

Dogs are allowed in the market if they are on a leash. Dogs are not allowed inside the beer garden as a safety precaution for people and pooches.

Am I allowed to bring my bicycle into the market?

You can walk your bicycle, rollerblades or skateboards in the market grounds but do not ride them between 2pm – 10pm.

How do I get to 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.

Where can I park?

There is limited street parking. Please  do not block drive ways, 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 neighbors are respected, so please do not park in restricted residential zones.

How do I pay the vendors for my purchase?

Some vendors accept credit card or debit but most do not. Cash is always the best bet. We have an ATM at the market, in the front lobby of the Community Centre building. We also have Market Bucks for sale valid at every vendor (except the beer garden) at the Market available at the front desk of the Oaklands Community Centre for purchase by cash, debit, or credit.

Am I allow to leaflet or hawk in the market?

Out of respect for others no hawking, accosting, leafleting or soliciting is permitted.

Where are the washrooms?

Yes! Washroom facilities are located in the main Community Centre building and can be accessed from the front entrance and beer garden entrance. 

Where should my garbage go?

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.

Will the vendors bag my purchased items?
Vendors do not have plastic or reusable bags. Please remember to bring your own reusable bags or baskets on Market Day.

Why is there no “sale”, "discount", or "reduced price" signs at the market?

 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.

When is Kids Vendor Day?

The dates for Kids Vendor Day are July 19th, 2017 and August 16th, 2017. Kids Vendor Day is an awesome opportunity for children under 12 years old to participate in the Market and sell their own home made wares. Kid vendor participation is free. Contact markets@oaklandsca.com if you have any questions or would like to participate.

Why do vendors display their ingredients?

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.

 

Vendor FAQs

Can I play music at my stall?

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.

Where can I park and unload my material? 

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.

Can I do farm gate sales at the market?

Yes, you need a commercial vendor’s license to be able to sell.

I am a home based business; can I sell as a vendor?

Yes, you need a commercial vendor’s license to be able to sell.

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