Want to find the wares of local artists at good prices? You might want to try the Noka Fair. This place use to be a bit seedy – tarps used to enclose the shops and otherwise pretty run down.
Not anymore. Someone has come in and it looks like used old shipping containers to turn into really cute spaces for shops. They’ve put in walkways and better restroom access. All in all a major and much needed upgrade.
We love browsing through all the shops at the Noka Fair, but two in particular. One has beautiful placemats, table runners, and Hawaiian shirts and dresses. We got dresses for our granddaughters there and regularly eat on their placemats.
The other store we like features hand-carved monkey pod wood items like bowls, candle holders, wine bottle holders, etc. We also shop the dress stores and one that has pretty awesome jewelry.
Getting to the fair can be a challenge – as anyone who has gone through Kapaa knows. We like to stop on our way to or from the north shore. (We stay at Kahala 623, naturally).