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Maui November 2013 – Maui Swap Meet

This post is part of our 5th Anniversary Trip to Maui.

During our trip last November, there was one place I made sure we went to on Saturday morning. The Maui Swap Meet! Held every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus over in Kahului, the swap meet is your typical outdoor flea market/food fest made special because it has a lot of local foods and crafts. We skipped breakfast that day so we could sample some goodies at the swap meet and pick up a few souvenirs. The prices are great, and you can always bargain with some vendors to get even better deals.

Ready for the Swap Meet! I wish I had a hat….heard it was gonna be a hot one!

It was about a 20 minute drive from the Andaz Wailea to Kahului. We got there pretty early, around 7:15am, but we could see the parking lots were already getting full. The best time to go is right before it opens! There is a very small fee to enter the Swap Meet, but it’s well worth it in my opinion.

Strolling around the Maui Swap Meet early on a Saturday morning

There were wonderful smells coming from everywhere…when we saw something we liked, we just got it! It was fun to sample different foods and drinks.

Samosas – they smelled great! We got a beef and a veggie one.

Delicious fried goodness

Lots of fresh produce for sale! Picked up a few of my favorite papayas…

Maui Girls Shave Ice stand

Maui 8 Wonder Tacos

I really love FRESH sugar cane juice so when I saw this stand, I had to have some. I got it with a squeeze of lemon so that it balanced the sweet juice. It was pressed fresh order propecia online india from the stalk to order!

Hand pressed cane juice!

I got my juice fix!

There were many different arts and crafts, jewelry, and homemade spice blends, jams, and jellies. It was so much fun to browse.

Plenty of local art for sale

Checking out the local artwork.

It’s also a good place to get those bargain souvenirs…

All sorts of Hawaiian shirts for cheap prices. Some are vintage and some are new.

Some iced Kona coffee…my favorite!

I got myself a floppy hat! I like the look of big floppy hats but hate that they get crushed in a suitcase and it’s too cumbersome to wear traveling (hence I never bring one). This one is packable and washable! (Sorry it’s a weird expression I have on my face)

I got myself a SPAM musubi as a snack! Walking around and haggling makes you hungry!

This stall looked cute but we didn’t get one as we were full!

We did, however, get a giant bag of kettle korn for later!

Enjoying the kettle korn back at the Andaz Maui

Modeling my hat! I love it! Can’t wait to bring it on all my beach vacations!

We had such a fun time at the Maui Swap Meet that we went again the following Saturday for a little bit. I got some locally made spice rubs and jams to take home as omiyage (gifts) for friends and family. I also brought some of the jams to work for our weekly bagel party and they were a huge hit!

 

Maui Swap Meet – every Saturday from 7am to 1pm

At U of H Maui College campus

310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, United States

Read more about our 5th Anniversary Trip to Maui!

 

 

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