Outdoor markets are sweeping the nation - and the Hawaiian Island. Kaua`i is fortunate to be home to many outdoor markets, both farmers and swap meets, and 10 Best has you covered for the most notable outdoor markets. You might be looking for a bunch of fresh organic kale, or a puka shell bracelet, and whichever it is you're in luck with out list. Shopping on Kaua`i can't be beat with its abundance of locally made goods, and we're here to guide you. So here's three of Kaua`i's top three outdoor markets.
The Kaua‘i Products fair (4-1613 Kuhio Hwy., 808/246-0988, www.thekauaiproductsfair.com, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sun.) is an outdoor market with a wide variety of souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, and more sold in tents and on tables. Mostly everything here has an island theme and style, although many of the products aren’t from Hawaii. It’s a fun place to shop and is a great souvenir stop. Vegetables and fruits are also available here.
Sunny day at KPF — Photo courtesy of Kauai Products Fair
A “no import” market, unlike many on the island who sell out of country crafts, the Kealia Kountry Market (4100-4199 Kealia Rd., 808/635- 5091, www.kealiakountrysundaymarket. com, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun.) brings local vendors together offering shoppers locally grown and made products. Live music usually takes place, and local crafts, produce, and ready-to- eat food are available. Locals come to shop and socialize; it’s definitely worth a stop while on Kaua‘i.
Local artists at Kealia Country Market — Photo courtesy of Dennis Fujimoto
On the way north out of Kapa‘a is the Anahola Marketplace (4523 Ioane Rd., 808/820-8029, www.ahha96703.org, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sun.), another place for residents to sell fruit and veggies, locally made crafts, and other things. It’s worth a stop to or from the north shore and is a good place to pick up fresh food to enjoy on the road for the day and spending time at the beach.
Morning at the Anahola Market — Photo courtesy of Steph L.