Hulihe’e Palace Debuts Monthly Na Makana Gift Fair

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14, Hulihe’e Palace presents a monthly Na Makana Gift Fair on it’s sprawling oceanside grounds. Meaning “the gift“ in Hawaiian, the Na Makana Fair is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month.

Hulihe’e Palace

“Our new fair will showcase the talents of our volunteer palace caretakers, the members of the Daughters of Hawai’i and Calabash Cousins,“ explains Sabine Andresen, fair coordinator and Calabash Cousins president.

Andresen says the fair will also offer other made-in-Hawaii gifts, like decorative gourds, lauhala accessories, fresh lei, local jams and jellies, home-baked pet treats and skin care products using island ingredients.

Also for sale will be just-baked goodies and lemonade, plus cookbooks compiled by the Daughters and Cousins.

Hulihe‘e Palace is open for self-guided tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays. Palace admission, which at this time includes a self-guided tour brochure, remains $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 for keiki under 18. Volunteer docents are sometimes available to give guided tours. For details, contact the palace at 329-1877, the palace office at 329-9555 or visit The gift shop can be reached by phoning 329-6558.

Caretakers of Hulihe‘e Palace are the Daughters of Hawai‘i and the Calabash Cousins. The Daughters was founded in 1903 and opens membership to any woman who is directly descended from a person who lived in Hawai‘i prior to 1880. Helping the Daughters in its efforts since 1986 are the Calabash Cousins; membership is available to all.

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