Annual Garden Fair hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau

Kauai County Farm Bureau & University Of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources present

21st ANNUAL GARDEN FAIR
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:30am-2:00pm
at Kauai Community College front lawn


Event Contacts

Amy Chun, Interim Administrative Coordinator
Kauai County Farm Bureau
admin@kauaicountyfarmbureau.org
(808) 855-5429

Dr. Russell Messing
Interim County Administrator,
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR)
messing@hawaii.edu   |   (808) 274-3471

Gifting & Shipping Options for Mother's Day and Graduation

Flowers at the Kauai Garden Fair

Hawaiian tropical flowers, orchids, and plants are in demand the world over for their outstanding quality, beauty and long life. Bouquets, arrangements and plants can make outstanding and unique Kauai Grown gifts for Mother's Day and graduation coming up this season.

For those with faraway friends and families, several of the nurseries and flower growers present at the Garden Fair are certified shippers who can pack and ensure flowers arrive for your special day. Many of these items can be delivered directly from farms on Kauai to your Mom's door within two business days anywhere in the United States. Look for the certified shipper signs on site at the Garden Fair and ask about local delivery and pickup options.

To meet some of our local flower growers and nurseries and discover more Kauai Grown gift options, visit www.kauaigrown.org. For online member sales and a directory of Kauai's commercial flower, orchid and foliage growers, visit the Hawaii Tropical Flower & Foliage Association at www.hawaiitropicalflowers.org.


The Biggest One-Stop Garden Shop on Kauai!

  • Special All Day Farmers Market
  • All Day Garden Talks & Demonstrations
  • Get your Free pepper seeds and grow your own peppers
  • Educational, Government & Non-profit Resources for Your Farm or Home Garden
  • Keiki Activities by 4-H and School Gardens
  • Ono Local Foods & Plate Lunches all Day


Kauai Garden Fair Welcome to the Garden Fair Come and join us for the 21st ANNUAL GARDEN FAIR, Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:30am-2:00pm at the Kauai Community College front lawn.

Hosted by the Kauai County Farm Bureau and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), the annual Kauai Garden Fair is one of the largest gatherings of green thumbs on Kauai, and a great way to see and share the bounty of the island firsthand.

Each year at the spring Garden Fair we provide a preview of the theme for the summer Farm Fair, also hosted by the Kauai County Farm Bureau. This summer’s 2016 Annual Fruit and Vegetable Show will have a special prize category for the best peppers (bell peppers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, any kind).

This year, for the first time, we will also have a special Youth Division in the Fruit and Vegetable Show, with dedicated prize money for those 15 years old and under category.

At this year’s Garden Fair, CTAHR’s volunteer Master Gardeners will be giving away free samples of pepper seeds for you to plant and tend and harvest in your home garden. Feel free to use our seeds or use your own special varieties. Try your hand at growing peppers at home, and enter your best produce to win prizes at the summer Farm Fair.

See you at the Garden Fair!

The Biggest One-Stop Shop for the Garden on Kauai This one-day, free event begins with a "one-stop shop" for the garden, where a wide variety of tropical plants, flowers, produce and seeds will be available for purchase representing farmers, nurseries and organizations from around the island. Here you can surround yourself with what is Kauai Grown – cut flowers, plants and trees, produce and even food items and products. Look for the "Kauai Grown" signs and QR codes to learn more about some of the farms and nurseries behind the products or visit them at www.kauaigrown.org.

The event caters to growers from novice to expert, celebrating Gardening in all of its aspects. You'll find opportunities to network with organizations that assist gardeners and agriculture, stroll through the many information booths to learn what's new and swap tips.
View list of participants »


Come and get your Free Pepper Seeds!

Each year at the spring Garden Fair we provide a preview of the theme for the summer Farm Fair, also hosted by the Kauai County Farm Bureau. This summer’s 2016 Annual Fruit and Vegetable Show will have a special prize category for the best peppers (bell peppers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, any kind).

This year, for the first time, we will also have a special Youth Division in the Fruit and Vegetable Show, with dedicated prize money for those 15 years old and under category. At this year’s Garden Fair, CTAHR’s volunteer Master Gardeners will be giving away free samples of pepper seeds for you to plant and tend and harvest.

Feel free to use our seeds or use your own special varieties. Try your hand at growing peppers at home, and enter your best produce to win prizes at the summer Farm Fair. See you at the Garden Fair!
Free Pepper Recipe »



Garden Talks by UH CTAHR at the Garden Fair Garden Talks & Educational Resources A day long schedule of "Garden Talks" hosted by University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture provides opportunities to learn about a wide range of gardening topics from organic soil, superfoods, phytochemicals, and food safety. If you have a specific problem, you can visit the Agricultural Information booth to speak with experts, purchase UH seed varieties or pick up free pepper seeds and growing tips for this year's Farm Fair Fruit & Vegetable Show and Contest.
View Garden Talks schedule »


Keiki Activities For keiki, the 4-H kids area is a highlight that can't be missed – with a mini petting zoo, hosted play area for toddlers, and planting activities to introduce little ones to the garden. It's also a chance to meet some of our "future farmers" - students learning about gardening and agriculture from elementary to high school level.

View Keiki Activities »

Kauai Produce
Special All Day Farmers Market & Ono Local Foods The weekly Kauai Community Market will team up with the Garden Fair and extend its hours for the day – reminding us of the delicious end product of these home grown efforts. This expanded farmers market features a wide range of Kauai Grown fruits and produce as well as value added agricultural products straight from the farm like honey, goat cheese and coffee plus a wide variety of freshly baked goods, smoothies and local treats like kulolo and mochi. Expect a diverse array of breakfast and lunch items with choices like Puerto Rican tacos, Hawaiian plate lunches, Filipino family specialties, taro burgers, and fresh fish wraps.




Mahalo to our sponsors The Garden Fair is a special time when we have an opportunity to interact with the tremendous variety of people who fit under that large tent called agriculture. Community sponsors of the Garden Fair include: Aunty Lillikoi, LLC, Family & Friends of Agriculture, Grove Farm, Haleakala Solar, Haole Girl Island Sweets,/Tasting Kaua'i, Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, Kauai Nut Roasters, Mailelani's, Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, Tropical Flowers Express/Heavenly Hakus, USDA-Rural Development.