Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts and Crafts Fair starts Wednesday

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The Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts and Crafts Fair returns Wednesday and runs till Saturday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Butler Buildings.

The fair starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with free admission. Over 150 of Hawai‘i’s finest artisans will present their work in Hilo, along with local food trucks, daily entertainment from local hālau, and demonstrations including pa‘u drum making, kapa and more.

Click here for this week’s schedule of entertainment and craft fair locations.

“We are overjoyed to join hands with our beloved Hilo community once again to embrace the rich traditions of hula, culture, arts, and crafts. The success of our fair is a testament to the exceptional contributions of our vendors and community volunteers. Their unwavering support has helped us create a significant event that brings people together from all over the world. For this, we are deeply grateful,” says co-chairman Kegan Miura. “We take pride in providing a destination for our community to support small, local businesses too – an opportunity that benefits everyone.”


Hawaiian Airlines and Big Island Candies will provide complimentary shuttle service on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle routes include Hilo International Airport, Prince Kuhio Plaza, Banyan Drive, Big Island Candies and the Hilo Civic Center.

Learn more about the shuttle service on Facebook and Instagram @merriemonarchcraftfair.

Attendees can expect various locally-made arts and crafts, including aloha wear, woodwork, photography, jewelry, food, music, skincare, gifts, and official Merrie Monarch merchandise such as t-shirts, hoodies, programs, and more.


An on-site ATM will also be available, as some vendors require cash payments.

For more information, follow Merrie Monarch Arts & Crafts Fair on Facebook and Instagram @merriemonarchcraftfair or visit

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