Trade and food fairs during the 32nd Kadayawan Festival

Whether I am scrolling through Facebook or travelling to or from work, I noticed that there will be a number of trade and food fairs this year in line with the celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival.

Though the trade fairs are fairly common during the Kadayawan festivities, I observed that this month, there are more food fairs that will be staged as compared to the previous months. Likewise, in the last five years of living in Davao City, I think there are more food fairs that will be staged this year in line with the Kadayawan Festival as compared to the previous years.

The Weekend Market at SM Lanang Premier

The number of food fairs that will be staged this year is no surprise as I’ve observed that Dabawenyos have been positively receptive about these kind of events. I have also observed that the food during the fairs generally good. Hence, the continued support of the public.

The great thing about these trade and food fairs is they give the public a glimpse and an opportunity to check out the products being offered by the existing and new micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Kicking things off is the Chill out Nights at The Abreeza Roof deck. It runs for the whole month of August every weekend. You can enjoy good food while listening to good music from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sundays. Though it may not be as big as other fairs in that will be staged throughout the month, I think it is worth dropping by here if you just want to chill and relax the night away with friends and families.

The event at Abreeza Mall is participated by nine food and drinks purveyors — Levain Specialty Bakery, Swirls Davao, CitruSqueezed, Stre3ts Urban × Lifestyle × Pub, The Bright Side, Confex & Co. Bakehouse, GypsyCafé, Dynamite Baby, and The Griddle.

Confex & Co. Bakehouse’s Revel Bar

Then you have Manic Nightnings Production’s monthly The Weekend Market at the SM Lanang Premier on August 10 to 13 with this month’s event dubbed as Kadayawan Neon Market. Expect over 70 purveyors who will be showcasing their products. Ca Phe Trung, Wild Wings, Viet Cafe, The Griddle, Confex & Co. Bakehouse, Coco and Nuts, House of Sylvanas, Jalan Loklok and BBQ, and Lobster Shack are just some of the tenants of the fair.

Ca Phe Trung Davao’s Egg Coffee
Coco and Nuts’ Matcha ice cream in a coconut
(From left) Jalan Loklok’s tuna rolls (2pcs), seaweed roll, chicken satay (2pcs), chicken barbecue
Lobster Shack’s Grilled Lobster with Cheese

On August 11 to 20, you have the Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) at the Abreeza Ayala Mall featuring arts and crafts, decors, furnitures, gifts, beauty and wellness products, fashion pieces, and fresh and processed food from micro, small, and medium enterprises throughout Mindanao.  The event is staged by the MTE Foundation Inc. with support from the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. , Abreeza Ayala Mall, AboitizPower, and Davao City.

Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) at the Abreeza Ayala Mall on April last year

The MTE is one of my favorite trade fairs that is annually held in Davao City. I just love the variety of locally made products available here.


Then on August 17 to 20 you have The Great Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar 2017 at the Davao Convention and Trade Center. Over 200 booths will be showcasing different products. The event is organized by the Mocha Events Production.

Also on August 17 to 20, the Kaondayawan: Food and Music Festival will be staged at Palma Gil street, near the Pasalubong Center near People’s Park.

Don’t fret if you missed the events listed above as there is also the Davao StrEAT Food Park & Bazaar 2017 that will kick off on August 24 at 5:00 pm at the J.P. Laurel Ave. fronting Merlgen-Wheels and More Compound. It will run from August 24 to 27 and August 31 to September 3. This event is also organized by the Mocha Events Production.

So far these are the trade and food fairs that I have noted since last week. Wherever you are in the downtown area of Davao City this month, you can be assured of some great food and finds at these fairs.

Let us give our all out support to our local micro, small, and medium enterprises by visiting and showing our love to them at these fairs.

Do comment below or message me at the Kape Diaries official Facebook page should I have missed any food or trade fair that will be held in Davao City this month.

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