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Maku'u Farmer's Market

Maku'u Farmer's Lot, Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
(808) 896-5537
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Ranked #1 of 1 shopping in Pahoa
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Washington DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a fun market! We only had time to stop in passing, but I would love to have spent half a day there sampling the many vendors and gathering supplies for a wonderful homemade dinner. In addition to the bounty of produce and varied food vendors, you'll also find several of the same souvenir vendors from the famous Hilo Market.

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West Yorkshire
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Loved the market and the eclectic customers. Plenty to see and the food is good value and plentiful. Have to recommend the roast belly pork, absolutely the best. Lots of 'new age' stuff, friendly vendors, picnic tables and live music. What's not to like. Well worth more than one visit.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've been to farmer's markets in many places (think Seattle's Pike and others), but this was very enjoyable and surprisingly large and well-attended. It was about 11:00 before we got there on Sunday and we had to park at the very end of the parking grass area. It is free to park and enter and well worth a visit. I... More

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Celina, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It is a wonderful market and the employees are delightful. Lots of people attend and many vendors with a wide variety of merchandise. However, all paths are heavy with one inch stone so one cannot push a regular wheelchair or use a power chair or mobility scooter. It is illegal to have a public venue that is not handicapped accessible.... More

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Hawaii
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The market is an absolute MUST for visitors. There is every souvenir imaginable, and vendors are happy to bargain. If you come early you can choose from every kind of food. There is always live music playing at the stage, and picnic tables are conveniently placed so you can eat and enjoy the music. It reminds me of the country... More

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Cairns, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Makuu Farmers Market gates open from 5:30 AM - 2:00 PM and is located on Hwy 130 approaching Pahoa 19°32.170 - 154°58.317 has plenty of free parking for everybody. This is quite a large, popular, busy market with something for everybody, and all types of colorful characters. Everything from arts and crafts, entertainment, food stalls and fresh affordable produce.... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Get here early, rain or shine, and plan to spend a few hours here. This market has almost gourmet food served from booths and a common area for you to sit and enjoy them. while dining you can hear local music from the stage. After a spot of food, you can walk around and grab anything from a snorkel mask... More

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Bend, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is my favorite farmer's market on the big island. It has been described as eccentric and that is an apt description. Last time I was there the entertainment was two women singing and laughing just as much as they sang. There is a wide variety of stuff from garage sales to procude to some awesome jewelry. A must for... More

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Springfield, VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were so glad we went to this market, and we got there early. This market has everything from handmade crafts like soap, pottery, Hawai'i quilts, jewelry, etc. We bought all we could including gorgeous pen-and-ink drawings of Akaka Falls and some Nenes, which the artist signed for us. We tasted fruits from the surrounding area, including things we had... More

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omaha NE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We didn't purchase much but enjoyed this open air market. Lots of variety. we had some great smoothies made out of all natural ingredients. Feels very local. Nice experience.

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