FAQ

When is the market?
Friday March 30th 10-9, Saturday March 31st 10-6 at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Is there a cost to attend as a shopper?
No, there is no cost to attend as a shopper, we will have 70+ local vendors set up.

How do I attend the workshops?
Visit our workshop page and pick the events you’d like attend, payment processing in done through Eventbright. All workshops need to be prepaid prior to the market.

How much does it cost to be a vendor at VIM?
Table & booth fees range from $30- $230 with discounts for early bird registrants for up to $100 in promo items for your shop.

What is the difference between a booth and a table?
Your booth is 10’x 10’ whereas your table size is a 6’ table. Spaces will be sectioned/ taped off. Please respect your neighbour and share good vibes during the show.

How many people attend the show?
We expect to connect with over 10,000 + locals on the island. We will promote the show via social media, radio and print ads so it will be a well-organized and attended show.

How does VIM jury applications?
We emphasize on growers, bakers, and makers on the Island! 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 you’re marketing, your willingness to become a better brand through working with other local creative professionals, and your social media presence will all play a key role.

We love working with all passionate growers, bakers and makers so even if you’re new at it, please apply and get help!

Can I sell a product that I didn’t design, grow or bake myself?
Nope. In order to be accepted as a VIM vendor everything you sell needs to be designed by you, baked by you or grown right here on Vancouver Island.

Can I share my booth with a friend?
No, we don’t allow booth-splitting or subletting.

I can only make it on the Saturday and there isn’t an option available. Can I just do Saturday?
We will be filling Fridays or Friday & Saturdays first before we accept any Saturday applications. If you would like to take advantage of our early bird, please apply for both days, pay for both days and we will give priority to you. Otherwise, when Saturday is available, we will be posting an update.

Have anymore questions please contact us.

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