Last year, as many of you may recall, Tony and I had the great pleasure of taking a two week trip to Vancouver Island, which I documented in the weeks and months that followed through a series of blog posts, including this one that recapped some of the biggest and best highlights of our time on this southerly part of the province.
Absolutely, hands down, no questions asked, one of the coolest and most memorable of those experiences was attending day one (of two) of the annual Victoria Vintage Expo, which is being held on Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th this year.
Though, (very!) sadly, for a host of reasons, including Tony's work travel schedule, it isn't possible for us to venture to Vancouver Island again this year (*sad face*). However, I had such an amazing time there last year that I wanted to let all of you guys know about the fact that another Victoria Vintage Expo was coming down the pipeline soon.
I fully realize that the bulk of my blog readers do not reside in British Columbia or anywhere near it, but for those who happen to or who might, by pure coincidence be in the area at the end of this month, I would be remiss if I didn't let you know about this event.
BC, and Canada in general, as I'd mentioned many a time before, does not have a lot of vintage related events, let alone one of the caliber, scope, and attendance of the Victoria Vintage Expo. Coving two floors of the historical Crystal Garden building in downtown Victoria, this awesome event sees dozens of (mostly vintage, but also some handmade, artisanal food, and vintage related) sellers coming together to peddle their fabulous wares (including a tons of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories, with no shortage of early and mid-twentieth century offerings).
While at the same time over the course of the those two days, there is plenty of live entertainment, a vintage fashion show, great on-site food and drinks, and even some folks dressed in vintage - which believe me, is an exceedingly rare sight usually even in a big city like Victoria.
It was, bar none, the biggest, most enjoyable, and busiest vintage fair (or any vintage event for that matter) that I have ever attended and I truly can't urge you enough to schedule a few hours on one or both of those days to head on down to the Victoria Vintage Expo and check out this thriving, incredible vintage event for yourself, if you can.
This year's expo will be taking place on:
Friday 25th from 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 26th from 10am – 6pm
Admission is just $8.00 single day or a mere $9.00 for a weekend pass, with kids 13 and under and getting in for free.
It will be held at the Crystal Garden building located at 713 Douglas Street in Victoria, BC.
Should you have any questions, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or connect with the organizers via the event's Facebook page.
So while I won't be there this year in person, I will most certainly be attending in spirit and hope that some of you will be able to take part (for real) yourselves. Definitely feel free to share your Victoria Vintage Expo experiences with me if you do go.
Fingers crossed we'll be able to make it to 2016's – my vintage loving heart gets giddy at the mere thought! :)