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It’s a mix of family fun and nostalgia this weekend in the capital region.

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair returns Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, following an over two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, event-goers can browse toys, action figures, collectibles, vinyl records, and more sprawled out amongst 200 tables at Pearkes Arena near Tillicum Centre.

Organizers say they’re thrilled to bring the decade-old fair back, especially after the pandemic put a damper on the event industry in recent years.

“As someone who has been used to having events year-round, we really have missed the excitement we get while hosting our Toy Fair,” said organizer and promoter Candice Woodward.

“It is such a happy weekend for so many people. We haven’t seen some of our vendors and attendees in two-and-a-half years, and we can’t wait to finally see so many familiar faces.”

According to Woodward, the fair will also feature a silent auction, with money raised going to the MS Society and BC Children’s Hospital. Over the years, she says over $55,000 has been raised for local charities.

It’s almost here!! 🥰👀 Toy Fair!

Posted by Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

  • When: May 14th & 15th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Road, Saanich
  • Tickets: At the door; Kids free, adults $5/day or $10/weekend pass


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