Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo

Support local growers at Hilo Farmers Market, which is open daily. The market's 200 vendors sell everything from produce to handicrafts, but the market is also a hub of culture with live music and artists selling their wares. On certain days, locals are invited to rent a booth at a discount and sell their used books, second-hand clothing, and antiques. The market is its own community, and it provides a good way for visitors to get to know the locals. Visit the attraction's website for a list of featured vendors and to obtain online coupons for discounted goods. Our Hilo day trip planner makes visiting Hilo Farmers Market and other Hilo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Super nice to visit and learn about fruit that normally you can't see in the citadels and see spectacular and above all flowers is a good place to buy gifts and souvenirs more economical! Also Wednesday, there are a variety of incredible local artists! I wanted to bring me everything! Lol
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  • The Hilo farmers market is worth the trip even if you are staying on the Kona side. The variety of fruits/veggies are great and vendors are friendly letting you sample mostly everything. Also great lo...  more »
  • Lots of fruit and veggies, some baked goods and ready to eat foods. And then a whole 'nother section of crafty items. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • There are a lot of fruit stands to get your tropical fruit fix - and the prices are very reasonable compared to the grocery store. I love trying different fruits and seeing if I like them or not. Before buying, take a stroll through the market to check prices and see which produce looks the best. Hint: if you go at the end of the day, you might get some better deals since they don't want to pack all the extra fruits and veggies up!
  • This is a really great way to support the local economy and the hard working farmers while enjoying great quality produce and so many local favorites. Whether you want a yummy local meal or treat or local attire, jewelry, gift items, home decor, footwear, exotic flowers 💐 and fruit, something for your hair, specialty gifts for friends and family, or interesting and informative "talk story" with friendly and knowledgeable folks who are happy to share and take the time to chat with u, this is definitely something u don't want to miss. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the best days because there are more vendors and great selection. Look for the handcrafted items that make super great mementos and are sold here at truly great prices. Enjoy.
  • Some level of cheesy Hawaiian branded items made elsewhere. But the majority of items and food is locally sourced or made. If you want stuff that isn't from ABC or one of the big box stores then grab something here. Try some of the fresh fruit and juices or you'll really be missing out before leaving the island. Pro tip: make sure you see the juices being made, some vendors use a powdered mix for "fresh fruit" juices.
  • Nice selection of produce and crafts. Shop around before you buy though. Some things that are nearly identical vary in price. The handmade glass tiles are beautiful and there is something for everyone.
  • Friendly and helpful vendors. It was raining when we went. Tried some new fruit and purchased some nice gifts for friends and family. They had beautiful plants and flowers for purchase as well.

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Where to stay in Hilo

A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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