Spring craft fair takes place at joint base

(Via Ho’okele News)

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Annual Spring Craft Fair took place May 3 at the Hickam Arts & Crafts Center.

Patrons strolled through more than 100 booths of crafters, finding unique pieces locally handmade.

Woodworks, jewelry, paintings, photography, glassworks and other items were among the popup tents lining the grassy area next to the center. Recognizing the holiday coming around the corner, many were offering items suited for Mother’s Day gifts.

Activities for children were also featured at the 39th annual event. A safe archery booth returned from the fall fair held last year. Hula hoop competitions were held at the main stage, with winning children awarded prizes from the sales store.

The make-n-take tent was also busy with young artists taking turns creating their own little works of art. The most popular activity for the kids was the pony rides.

The fair also included food and drink offerings from the variety of vendors. Local-style plate lunches, hot dogs, snacks and beverages and shave ice were on the menu.

Live music from the band Hulili kept the crowd entertained with their mix of pop, Hawaiian and reggae sounds.

Sommer said the next craft fair is scheduled for early November in time for holiday shopping.

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