about the marketS
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Owl Designer Fair is produced by Stephanie Keroack and she loves all things handmade!!
It's so meaningful to make something for a friend or loved one or to receive a gift that you know someone made for you with thought and care.
14 years ago Emmy-Lou McMillan had a vision to bring unique makers together for a great market experience, and thus the Owl Fair began. In 2018, she passed the torch to Stephanie, the maker behind Dottie Handmade. As a past vendor and Fernwood local Stephanie knows the Owl well. Stephanie has a passion to support and grow the handmade industry, and to connect the community with its local makers. She is excited to keep one of Victoria's favourite handmade markets going strong!
The Owl Designer Fair is a fixture in the Victoria Christmas craft show scene and happens every Christmas season in the Fernwood neighbourhood of Victoria BC. This year, the in-person market has been shifted to an online platform and a city-wide craft tour. We encourage you to continue to support your local designers, artisans and makers. Find your favourite vendors here.
What will the online market look like? Owl Designer Fair 2020 Virtual Market will be a 2-day event on social media AND an ongoing event on the Owl Fair website. Vendors will be displayed on the Owl Fair website for the entire holiday season (mid-October to January), and will be featured on Facebook and Instagram leading up to the event. You can browse the vendors from our page, and find links for how to purchase their products directly from them at anytime.
What will the craft tour look like? Vendors will be setting up in their driveways, garages, living rooms and studios for you to safely social distance shop in person for handmade gifts. Check out our map to see where all the vendors will be Nov 21-22.
What happens on Nov 21-22? We will be showcasing vendors online through videos, tutorials and shop tours on our social media. Some vendors will also be releasing limited edition items, or offering discount codes or free shipping! Lots of our vendors are also participating in the city-wide craft tour that day too!
I make stuff, how can I apply? Our market is juried based on the criteria of quality, uniqueness and style. Products must be handmade or upcycled by the applicant. Applications are available here! Applications are now closed except to youth vendors.
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