Calling All Vendors & Food Trucks

Reserve a Vendor Booth today!

The Day at Hānaiakamalama, the Queen Emma Summer Palace Festival in Nu‘uanu is returning on Saturday, October 5, 2024 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

We are seeking local vendors, artisans, and services, handmade and locally made items, and food vendors, all whose products and services celebrate Hawai‘i’s rich heritage. If you are or know of a local vendor or artisan and are interested in a booth in our mākeke, or are a food vendor interested in serving food at the festival, make sure to check back in when our vendor applications open!

Vendor Fee Structure

  • 10X10 Standard Booth Space: TBA

  • 10X10 Shared Booth Space/Food Truck: TBA

  • 10×20 Double Booth Space: TBA

Vendor selection will be determined by types of products, menu items, or services offered, in order to ensure a variety and well-rounded selection of products for attendees. 

Setup

Tents, tables, chairs and large equipment may be left overnight and dropped off to your booth space one day prior to the festival during the designated drop-off time. Daughters of Hawai‘i will not be responsible for any items left overnight, anything left is at your own risk. 

On the morning of the festival, set up begins as early as 6 AM. Vendors must be fully set up to receive patrons by 8:45 AM when opening protocol begins.  Vendor check-in times may be staggered to ensure smooth drop off/set up. A vendor set-up letter with details will be sent prior to the day of the festival.

Visit our festival page for more information and offerings!

Vendor Requirements

  • All vendors (food included) must be approved by the Festival Committee, in order to participate. General Excise license must be provided during registration.

  • Vendors are allowed one additional person/helper in their booth. All vendors must wear a festival wristband.

  • Tents, tables, chairs and other equipment needed are the responsibility of the vendor.

  • Only white tents are permitted, no exceptions will be made.

  • Food vendors are responsible for acquiring a Special Event Food Handling Permit from the Department of Health. 

  • Vendors must promote the Day at Hānaiakamalama, the Queen Emma Summer Palace Festival on their social pages/websites and invite their local friends and followers to the festival.

  • As a reminder, the Queen Emma Summer Palace is a historic site and must be treated with utmost respect. All helpers and workers assisting vendors must have a pleasant attitude, be flexible and cooperative. Please have aloha with your neighbors, festival staff, and volunteers. If you do not show up this way, you will not be welcomed back to vend at the Palace.

All proceeds from the Day go towards the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of the Palace and grounds.


FUN FACTS:  Hānaiakamalama was built in 1848, making it older than the present day ‘Iolani Palace which was built in 1882! Queen Emma inherited the home in 1857 from her uncle Keoni Ana, also known as John Young II, who served as Kuhina Nui or Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i from 1845 to 1855. Queen Emma frequented the estate as a young girl and with the passing of her uncle, used the estate as a private, mountain retreat from the city, often hosting private dinners, balls, and dance parties.

Queen Emma was a strong supporter of education and healthcare for her people and her legacy lives on through the institutions she started with her husband, Alexander Liholiho who reigned as King Kamehameha IV. These institutions like The Queen’s Health System, St. Andrew’s Schools, and ʻIolani School continue to serve the people of Hawaiʻi today. We are so excited to celebrate Queen Emma and invite you to spend the day at one of her favorite residences. We are honored to do our small part to share this part of her story and hope to inspire others with her legacy.