If you’re looking for a fresh take on shopping and dining, head over to North Kapaa to shop at the up-and-coming Noka Fair.
Located on the eastern shore of Kauai, NoKa (short for North Kapaa) Fair opened in 2019 and is the brainchild of experienced retailers and restauranteurs, Jasper Properties, LLC. The company renovated the Shack restaurant and used recycled and refurbished shipping containers as the shops. The result is an array of boutiques painted with eye-popping carnival colors. We’re confident that Noka Fair will become one of the most talked-about shopping areas on Kauai.
The brightly colored stores are near one another, and a boardwalk connects them, enabling customers to stroll from shop to shop. Aside from the vendor businesses, Noka Fair offers farm-to-table dining experiences and a farmer’s market.
Let’s explore some existing vendors at Noka Fair:
Scott Hanft Photography
Scott, a native Californian, began his love for photography when he was ten years old. He graduated from the California Institute of Fine arts in 1988. Shortly after that, Scott moved to Kauai to begin his career as a professional photographer. He has taken award pictures of Kauai’s stunning landscape, ocean, and beaches. Stop by his shop to see his work and to discuss custom prints.
For over 15-years, Thita has been designing handmade accessories and apparel. Thita uses colorful Hawaiian print fabrics and also sells Tahitian pearl jewelry and homewares.
By The Sea
Kathyrn Letson is the proprietor of By The Sea, where she designs and creates organic seaside lifestyle apparel. Her inspiration for her work comes from her passion for all things living. She abides by the global fair trade practices, and all her products are certified organic.
Duangchinda of Hawaii
Nothing says Hawaii like hand-crafted shell jewelry. Duangchinda has been created beautiful designs for over 10-years. Each shell is hand-picked off the shores of Kauai and then crafted into a beautiful kahelelenai style piece of jewelry. The store also sells decorative art and clothing.
An Elemental Practice
Step into An Elemental Practice where Kathryn Stoerzbach, an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, can introduce you to holistic health. She provides in-depth assessments and offers preventive care as well. Ayurveda gets to the root cause of disease through lifestyle management, nutrition, herbs, and stress management. An Elemental Practice also offers classes and workshops.
Step inside Kauai Creations to discover beautifully hand-crafted mango wood items. Every piece is unique and reflects the artist’s personal touch. You’ll find everything from surfboards, vases, and bowls that Kauai Creations can engrave with names, images, symbols, and words.
Adjacent to Noka Fair is NoKa Beach, where you’ll find several food trucks. Anatta’s Thai Street Food offers mouth-watering Thai dishes along with curry, vegetarian, and vegan options. El Rey Del Mar serves Mexican delights like burritos, fajitas, salads, and much more.
Although Noka Fair is still developing, we believe it’s well worth visiting when vacationing in Kapaa.
Noka Fair opened in 2019 and still has space available for new vendors. Plans for a farmers market and farm-to-table dining are also in the works. Be sure to check their website for the latest additions.