What a year? 2020 has been full of changes. We want to see those fun, and cute faces. You decide. Take a picture of you with your animal, dress up with your pet, dress your pet up only or just a pet photo- You decide! The more pets and costumes the better! Be creative, have fun, and share the cuteness.

Best dressed cow person, best costumes and best dress pets get those awesome rainbow ribbons, and prizes!

Upload your pictures to facebook, or twitter and use hashtag  #viex2020parade till August 20th. Tune in August 22, 2020 during Virtual Fair hours to find out who the winners are. You can also enter in the form below and add the #viex2020parade to your caption title.

Cant wait to see all the awesomeness!!!

 

Original Bands Winner Black Moon Valley

 

 

Cover Band Winners Kevin’s Bacon!

http://youtu.be/nbipqYaPSSI

 

 

Vote Now For Original Bands!

Click on each video to preview and choose which to like. One vote per day per person. We will not collect your information for solicitation.

Vote Now For Cover Bands!

Click on each video to preview and choose which to like. One vote per day per person. We will not collect your information for solicitation.

 

 

Registration closed: CALLING ALL LOCAL MUSICIANS!!!

The VIEx is announcing its first-ever virtual Battle of the Bands!! All bands must submit 1-3 songs by July 31st with completed entry information for your chance to win a spot on next year’s VIEx Main Stage 2021 and more prizes to be announced! Bands can enter as either cover songs or originals, one winner will be announced for each category. This battle is open to both solo artists and groups, so be sure to show your best songs! Please read the rules and regulations carefully before entry.

For more information or for any questions please refer to the registration form, rules and regulation or contact Michelle Solloway, Director of Main Stage, at msolloway@viex.ca .

 

Rules and Regulations

 

 

Have you been looking for something fun to grow this summer? We are excited to announce the return of our famous Sunflower Growing contest!

We have pick up stations for a starter kit on growing your own sunflowers for the contest at the following locations;

Trading Post- 3345 Island Highway Cassidy, BC (across from the airport)

Buckerfields- 1-1277 Island Highway Nanaimo, BC V9R 7A4

Shar-Kare – 4770 Wellington rd Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H3

Shar-Kare – 731 1st ave Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A4

Shar-Kare – 1200 Franklin’s Gull rd Parksville, BC V9P 1R2

VIEx Office #4 2300 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BC

 

To our Vancouver Island Exhibition Community,

It is with the goal of supporting the health and safety of our community and all those involved in the Vancouver Island Exhibition and the current Covid-19 situation, that the VIEX executive and Board of Directors have spent countless hours discussing how to move forward in these unprecedented times.

In this time of social distancing and the banning of mass gatherings, it is clear that the 2020 VIEX is unable to proceed in the way we normally would and staying with this year’s theme of “Building our Future” it is with excitement we invite you all to attend this years “Vancouver Island Virtual Fair and Exhibition.”

It is the mission of the VIEX to:

-Present an annual agricultural exhibition and related events that encourages awareness and improvement of cultivation and creation of agriculture, livestock, horticulture, floriculture, home arts and hobbies, in our community.

-To educate the public and to encourage young people, especially 4-H clubs, to understand and appreciate the value and importance of agriculture in their communities and their everyday lives.

-To provide facilities for and promotion of entertainment and amusement of citizens of all ages.

-To help the entire community grow by including, promoting and improving the knowledge of various community groups, industrial, commercial, mechanical and household arts.

The Viex is a grassroots event and has been for 126 years that brings the community together and celebrates the history, the culture and unity for the benefit and overall wellness of the community. The VIEX celebrates community resiliency, innovation, creativity and fun during these extremely challenging times and the Board wants to ensure everyone in our community is safe and stays well.

Join us online, from the comfort of your own homes as we bring you as many elements of the VIEX as possible! This includes, but is not limited to:

-Live Virtual Concerts

-Contests

-Home Arts Competitions

-Live Interviews and Feature Videos from our Exhibitors and Vendors

-Fun and Interactive Games for All Ages!

-PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! and so much more.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc… and check out our website for some updates very soon! Use the Hashtag #VIEX2020 and tell us what you would like to see or share your favorite memories from past fairs! We look forward to hanging out with you, online, this summer!

We will prevail and will work through these challenging times and come out stronger to once again to gather at the fair in 2021.