Guidelines and Policies
The basic theme of Seedy Saturdays is the preservation of biodiversity, particularly within our food supply.
The Seed Swap is our primary activity, followed by access to local seed and plant participants, and educational speakers.
We have often included several gardening-related participants and displays. Seedy Saturdays are educational functions, not just craft fairs or simple marketing events.
Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association Policy regarding Cannabis: Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association does not permit the sale or distribution of cannabis, cannabis seeds, plants or edibles, or cannabis by-products of any form at its event.
By submitting a participant application, you are affirming that you agree with our guidelines and policy listed above.
Location and Time
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7. Phone Civic Centre: 250-752-1992.
Registration will open in October, 2023.
Saturday, February 3, 2024. Set-up begins at 7:30 am. Open to public from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Close/clean-up from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
$40 per space (tables are provided for inside only), plus 10% of sales (fees are non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances). Two spaces maximum per participant.
Fill out the form online and pay through PayPal, or print out the form and include payment when you mail it in (QBSS Participant Application, 830 Retegno Avenue, Parksville, BC V9P 0C3). Make cheque or money order out to “Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association”. Your profile in the printed event booklet, and in the online directory, is based on the information you provide on the application form, so complete it as thoroughly as possible.
You cannot be registered until we have received your payment, and you have received an email confirmation that your application has been accepted. We reserve the right to refuse to accept an application. Your fee will be returned if you’re application is refused.
Garry & Jackie, our Participant Coordinators, will contact you shortly after they receive your submission—usually within hours, but it could be a day or so.
Application deadline is January 14, 2024. Mail-in applications should be sent by by December 23, 2023. Late applications may not be accepted due to space limitations.
Participant application form >
The day of the event…
• Please stop at the Participant Check In/Check Out desk on arrival at the Civic Centre before setting up.
• Some table skirting is available from the Civic Centre.
• Floor coverings are required if placing damp plants/pots on the floor.
• Once unloaded, please park at the far west end of the Civic Centre parking lot to allow for guest parking.
• Rain cover and tables for those with outdoor sites are the participant’s responsibility.
• Free WIFI available “QB Town Public Wireless”.
• No ATM on site.