Set your alarms!
Tickets for the Victoria’s only event that showcases artisan food and beverage go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27th.
Victoria’s Cheese and Meat Festival has announced this year’s event will take place on September 10th at the Car Shop at Bayview Place —Victoria’s picturesque former train roundhouse.
With the boom in artisan shops across the capital region, the Cheese and Meat Festival aims to showcase both international and local cheese and meat in an experiential tasting format.
Grab your friends, get ready to taste, smell, and sip the best artisanal bites and beverages the Pacific Northwest and beyond has to offer. Walk into the festival and receive your own personal charcuterie board (your gift to keep) and a tasting glass for sipping.
Once you’re ready to mingle, wander through and enjoy over 40 artisanal food and beverage vendors—and yes there will be vegan friendly options—showcasing multiple samples of their finest creations.
Should you sample something that was so good you wanted to take it home with you, you’ll be able to purchase the product they have tasted directly from the vendor.
According to David Bain, founder of the Cheese and Meat Festival, the event has sold out every year in Victoria, well in advance.
In addition, unlike other festivals, the Cheese and Meat Festival doesn’t charge their vendors to be on-site, in fact, they pay them to take part.
Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, June 27th, at 10 a.m. online, however, if you want to take the chance at winning a pair of tickets, keep reading to see how you can win them!
“The Cheese and Meat Festival connects Victoria’s food enthusiasts and industry professionals with many local food and beverage producers and vendors while giving guests a chance to encounter undiscovered favorites and not just cheese and meat,” said Bain.
“Expect stunning showcase of products that encompass anything that brings a charcuterie platter to life, elegantly paired with cocktails and hand-produced brews.”
For a chance to WIN a a pair of passes to this year’s Cheese and Meat Festival, complete one or more of the following:
- LIKE Cheese and Meat on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
- FOLLOW Cheese and Meat Festival on Instagram and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
Cheese and Meat Festival
- When: Saturday, September 10th
- Where: The Car Shop at Bayview Place
- Lunch Tasting: 11:00pm – 1:00pm
- Afternoon Tasting 3:00pm–5:00pm
- Evening Tasting 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- Tickets: $85 – Purchase online starting June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
This event is a 19+ event; no minors. Tickets for the event go on sale February 8th at 9:00 AM. Follow the Cheese and Meat Festival on Facebook for the latest updates.
The Festival also takes place in Seattle WA and Vancouver BC.