LIHUE — Lindsay Kjar of Utah and her friends attended the Kauai Museum annual Christmas Craft Fair Friday. “Our husbands are with The Story Trek television production,” Kjar said. “They’re out on the North Shore after meeting a fisherman who promised them lunch. With the opening of the Festival of Lights, and the Lights on Rice parade, we really picked the right day to visit.”
Kjar and friends were among the steady stream of shoppers who browsed through the 19 vendors and eight food stations for the fair, which ran until the end of the parade, or around 8 p.m.
Kanani Fu of the county’s housing agency made a detour through the vendor tent on her way back to her office from the Historic County Building.
“This is almost like having things in your own backyard,” she said. “We get lunch from the vendors, and the best part of working here is — preferred parking for the parade.”
Edwin Vea was busy demonstrating the Cuddle Buddy from Mailelani’s.
“They have a smaller version for the cha-wang,” said Madi Jimenez of Mailelani’s. “But this is all we’ve got left. There’s no more stock. I’ve sold more than 3,000 since the start of the craft fair. I’ve got to sew more tonight because we still have several more craft fairs to do for this holiday season.”