Puna Hongwanji Outdoor Craft Fair – November 6, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Craft Fair – Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Puna Hongwanji will host an outdoor craft fair on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This craft fair is to help our vendors share their products with the community. The number one concern is the safety of all those in attendance. We will, therefore, be enforcing some protocols. Everyone on temple grounds will be REQUIRED to wear a mask at all times. We will ask that you sanitize and maintain social distance. In the craft fair area we will have 32 vendors that will be socially distanced from each other. We will have a one-way pattern so you will enter from the front of the columbarium between the palms and exit to the parking lot with our yagura (bon dance tower). We will only allow a certain amount of people at a time into the area. We ask for your patience as although the number of Covid cases have decreased there are still a number of cases reported daily.
We will have 32 craft vendors. Some of the many vendors that will be onsite includes: HRP Crafts; Just Coco Body Care & The Gnome’s Grove Trees, Peter Brun Photography; Anna & Teresa’s Tupperware; Shakti Designs; Essentially Yours/Oh So Heavenly; J’s Creations, Tracy Soares; Tahitian Pearls by Vero; Nu-Creations/Maikui’s Creations, and many more. Some of the products you will be able to purchase and take home are: wooden crafts; signs & planters; travel utensils handcraft; sewn and crocheted items; pan covers; notebooks; key fobs; greeting cards; gift baskets; children’s novelties; jewelry; women’s self-defense accessory bracelets; Christmas ornaments; face mask lanyards; Tahitian pearls; handbags; purses; fanny packs; body care products & scrubs; potted Norfolk Island pine/Christmas trees; taro chips; pie crust manju; suman; cookies; jellies; chex mix; pumpkin rolls; pizzelle; prune mui, and much much more.
From the Puna Hongwanji kitchen will be our anpan. Puna Taiko will be frying up some andagi. Drinks will be available from our Dharma School.
The food vendors on site includes:
Any Kine WonTons:
Chicken Adobo & rice bowl, Assorted Wontons, Gluten Free Lumpia Spring Rolls.
Spicy Jollof rice (from Nigeria): Spicy rice with onions, mushrooms, peppers, peas, and okra – simmered in a tomato-based sauce with tones of ginger, curry, thyme and garlic.
Nshima na Ndiyo (from Zambia): A polenta like cornmeal based carb served with mushrooms in a peanut-based tomato-based sauce and organic local greens, lightly seasoned and sautéed with onions and tomatoes.
Hopper’s Street Food:
Tamales (Red Pork, Crab w/ Cream Cheese, Cheese w/ Chiles, and Pumpkin Pie w/ Cream Cheese Dip)
Specialty Bubble Waffles with Ice Cream and toppings, including fruits, chocolates and other yummy treats.
ALL FOOD PURCHASE WILL NEED TO BE TAKEN OFF SITE TO EAT. THERE WILL BE NO EATING ON THE TEMPLE GROUNDS BY OUR CUSTOMERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Here is a list of craft vendors that will be available on the front lawn of the Puna Hongwanji Columbarium. You will enter between the palms of the columbarium and you will exit to the parking lot with the yagura (dance tower). In the parking lot you will be able to visit our food vendors and vendor #32. If you head towards our Puna Hongwanji kitchen area you will be able to visit our Puna Hongwanji Kyodan (anpan); Puna Hongwanji Dharma School (drinks); and Puna Taiko (andagi).
With the situation of Covid-19 we ask for your understanding as the event plans could change at the last minute. Our main concern is the safety of everyone involved with this event including our customers. We share this event to help our vendors and to bring this fun event to the community in a safe environment. The event will abide by County, State, and Federal guidelines and may need to be altered as mandated.
Please stay tuned to our Puna Hongwanji webpage at https://punahongwanji.org/; our Puna Hongwanji Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/PunaHongwanji; and/or Puna Hongwanji Instagram punahongwanji1902 for updated information on our Outdoor Winter Craft Fair.