the history of the fair
The Out of Hand Craft Fair is well established as Victoria ‘s premier professional Craft Fair. For 29 years Out of Hand has had a reputation for consistently presenting original, quality crafts, artisan food and designer fashions in a beautiful setting.
Each year we welcome new craftspeople and work hard to promote new work. We look forward to introducing talented young people who re-invent the concept of “craft” by sheer ingenuity.
With approximately 120 spaces, the OOH Fair is the largest professional show on Vancouver Island. We enjoy a great deal of media attention, and the show is well supported by both the locals and visitors, who come to Victoria from all over Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Seattle, and the Olympic Peninsula.