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Toy lovers and hobbyists rejoice! The Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair is happening this weekend at Pearkes Arena in Saanich. 

This bi-annual event presented by Cherry Bomb Toys is for all those looking to expand their collection with toys from over 200 vendors ranging from vintage classics to collectibles and hard to find items! 

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Entrance to the two-day event is free for kids under 12, and only $5.00 for everyone else.

There will be everything from Barbies, GI Joes, model train sets, LEGO, video games, and much more up for grabs, with seasoned collectors and sellers there to talk shop about the various merchandise from countless fandoms.

Along with toys, there will be food, drinks, and door prizes, as well as a charity silent auction. The previous silent auction earlier this year raised $2,110 for the MS Society. 

Dressing up in costume is encouraged, as participants in themed attire will be rewarded by getting entered to win an additional door prize. 

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This fall charity fair aims to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation by also featuring various activities that guests can partake in by donation.

Throughout the weekend, children aged 12 and under can bounce around in an inflatable obstacle course entered by donation. 

On Saturday, guests can participate in an ax-throwing event, while Sunday features photo-ops with the Star Wars Mandalorians Mercs in full gear.

Happy toy hunting! 

Victoria’s 24th Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair 

  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
    • Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • Where: Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Road