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Toy lovers and hobbyists rejoice!

If you missed the first toy fair back in May, another one is happening in just a couple weeks.

The second Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair of the year returns Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, following an over two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, eventgoers 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.

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

  • When: September 20th and 21st, 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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