Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market
4.5
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
MARKET HOURS: Big Market Days * RECOMMENDED DAY TO VISIT AND SHOP WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY 6:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 200 Vendors of Local Farmers, Retailers, Food Trucks, Restaurants, Artisans and Crafters. Small Market Days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. 20 to 30 Vendors. Local Farmers, Retailers, Food Trucks, Restaurants, Artisans and Crafters. *The Hilo Farmers Market is a Must-See Experience on the Big Island. A Local Favorite Food Hub, Selling Tropical Flowers, Orchids and Plants. Specialty Hawaiian Items from Honey Producers, Coffee Growers, and other Food Product Developers. Local Favorite Dishes such as Poke Bowls, Ice Shave, Loco Mocos and More! The Islands Largest Weekly Collection of Artisans, Crafters and Retailers in a Festive Outdoor Atmosphere that Recalls Back to the "Plantation" Days of Early Hilo. Located at the Corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in Historic Downtown Hilo. Open All Year Round. From Dawn til It's Gone!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Schizms
    Santa Clara, California74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good stop for stocking up
    Lots of types of fruits. Many vendors. Looked for mangoes here but they were the same kind you get on the mainland like the Mexican and Philippines ones which are t as tasty as the Hawaiian ones but I think they weren’t in season on this side of the Island in July. Next to it are some poke restaurants and shaved ice spots. There also is a local crafts area and we were able to find some hand made things, however be careful as a lot do vendors were also selling stuff made in China for example which can be found on Amazon. I always try to look for local hand crafted things made by the artists selling it, and also for the fruit being grown on the land at the farmers markets.
    Aloha! Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad you were able to find some good quality items from some of our vendors and we appreciate your review and feedback. We hope to have you back at the market soon!
    Written July 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, California2,484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, Big, Real Farmers' Market
    We happened upon the Hilo Farmers' Market on our first visit to Hilo in 2016 and specifically planned to go to it again when in Hilo on our 2023 trip. It is the real deal, a big farmers market taking up in total more than an entire city block in downtown Hilo (although spread out in different sections a couple streets), and chock a block with vendors. One section is a true produce market while others sell a huge array of items from basic household goods to clothing, souvenirs, crafts, preserves and other fancy foodstuffs, and more. Prices here are good, and especially the produce prices, which always seem to be about the lowest we've seen in the whole state (of the places we've been) except maybe some farm stands we've been to. The prices for shirts and souvenirs are good also. This is probably the bets farmers' market in the state and is certainly the least touristy, least expensive, and most varied we have been to in the state and one of the best we've been to in the US - although again we have hardly been everywhere yet. It operates on at least a limited scale every day of the week but the "big" market days, Wednesday and Saturday, are the best. We went to that big market in both 2016 and 2023. There is parking on the street all around the area.
    Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with this thoughtful review! We are so glad you returned to our market and found it to be as wonderful as it was back in 2016. We hope to have you back again in the future!!
    Written August 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • warrenbruin
    Tehachapi, California152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Farmers/Craft Market
    We always come away with something awesome, whether a German specialty cake, a dramatic metal photograph, or a beautiful flower bouquet for a reasonable price. We also purchased “magical” healing drops that really work, mitigating sore muscles and joints. A fun couple of hours; time well spent.
    Aloha! Mahalo for your review! We are so pleased you found what you were looking for and enjoyed your time spent at our market. We hope to see you back soon!
    Written September 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
    This was a farmers market Hawaiian style. There were lots of fruits and vegetables that we don’t usually see. If you are buying fresh produce while you are on the island this is a good place. Across the street vendors were selling other products like clothing, art and jewlery. It was interesting to look at
    Aloha, Mahalo for stopping by and shopping locally! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our market and our fresh produce. We hope to have you back again soon!
    Written October 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Hawaiian Canuck
    Vancouver, Canada2,031 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stop for fruit, vegetables and local crafts.
    I love the old small town quaintness of downtown Hilo. At one end is the farmers market that features a number of stalls featuring a treasure of locally grown fruits, vegetables and produce as well as local crafts, flowers and herbs. Great place to go and stock up on goodies at the end of your downtown visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 2, 2024
  • Gennifer M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happening Hilo Market
    Great place to grab food or produce. Local wares, Asian treats, and junk all for sale in a compact area. Affordable compared to prices at restaurants. Grab something to go and eat it across the street oceanside. We came back 3 times during our 10 days mainly for food.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 6, 2024
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Hal72
Olympia, WA635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the better markets for fruits a vegetables. Lots of variety and selection. Free street parking. Basically a market for food; no crafts.
Written March 29, 2024
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Dave S
Batavia, IL85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Food area has very narrow aisles but has a good selection. Clothing/gift area has super friendly folks & wide selection.
Written March 12, 2024
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Mike P
Anchorage, AK1,662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is good local farmer’s market that, on one side if the street, offers fresh produce and homemade/local arts and crafts on the other side.
Written February 25, 2024
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Y N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Went to this farmers market when visiting my nephew in Hawaii, it was amazing, there were fruits that I've never even heard of before. We tried several different kinds that my nephew said were tasty and he was not wrong. Everything we got was nice and fresh.
Written February 25, 2024
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colleengrayw
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing produce, pastries, and local snack dishes. Additionally, many stalls had local goods. Good prices for Hawaii.
Written February 15, 2024
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Timothy K
Chicago, IL294 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We like Farmers Markets and this one had vegs and fruits on one side of street and basically touristy stuff (I cannot judge quality, but most not high) on other side, with Wed and Sat being the big days, although open most days. I got a cheap T-shirt and my wife some souvenier towels. there was a lot of tropical fruits and lots of Vegetables available. We got some tangerines, papaya and avocados and enjoyed eating them later. There is a good stand for shave ice nearby, also has food and Poke, closes early.
Written January 24, 2024
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Lynne M
Dallas, TX135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It's quite away from other sights unless you go to the Tsunami Museum nearby. Not much to see and most of the stuff wasn't locally made. I wouldn't plan this stop unless I was going to be there anyway.
Written January 13, 2024
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Gennifer M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great place to grab food or produce. Local wares, Asian treats, and junk all for sale in a compact area. Affordable compared to prices at restaurants. Grab something to go and eat it across the street oceanside. We came back 3 times during our 10 days mainly for food.
Written January 6, 2024
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Hawaiian Canuck
Vancouver, Canada2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I love the old small town quaintness of downtown Hilo. At one end is the farmers market that features a number of stalls featuring a treasure of locally grown fruits, vegetables and produce as well as local crafts, flowers and herbs. Great place to go and stock up on goodies at the end of your downtown visit.
Written January 2, 2024
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laceyfacey
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent variety of tropical fruits and vegetables. Friendly vendors and lots of local artisans. Great place to get your produce and gifts
Written October 23, 2023
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Aloha, Mahalo for this fantastic review and for shopping locally! We're glad you enjoyed our excellent variety of fruits and vegetables. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written October 25, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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