Aklan, a province in the Western Visayas part of the Philippines is celebrating its 56th Anniversary. As part of the celebration in the city capitol of Kalibo, the town will host Aklan’s Piña and Fiber Festival from April 23-29. The said event will be participated by representatives of the 17 municipalities of Aklan showcasing their products and culture.
- Read my blog post about my visit at House of Pinya showroom in Kalibo
Aklanons are known for being artistic and creative. Aside from fiber clothing, there are paintings, pottery and wood craft showcased in the exhibit:
Of course, the ladies would not fail to look into these native bags:
Uswag Arts and Crafts offers handcrafted products, made from natural materials. They are located in Boracay and Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. Their complete address is L. Barrios St., Kalibo, Aklan 5600 Philippines. You may reach them at (036) 262 5420.
Now let me introduce you to some young entrepreneurs I met at the fair…
After Shie, I met Sheila Corpuz of Lollicakes and Cupcakes. Now I don’t have a photo of her in here, but she shared how her sister’s love for baking cupcakes turned into good business.
By the way, my sister Aki’s also fond of baking cupcakes and I’m excited for us to have our won pastry shop soon!!!
Here are other exhibits to visit:
AIDA’S POTTERY. Clay based products in Poblacion, Lezo, Aklan. Jars and vases, bricks, garden decors, pottery works and other decorative items. Mrs. Aida Alejandro +63928-2349251
TAMAYO HANDICRAFTS. Pook talipapa , Kalibo, Aklan. Look for Mrs. Carmela Tamayo, Entrepreneur +639285444280.
GRANDMA’S GARDEN FRESH & GEN.MERCHANDISE. for instant salabat (I love their salabat with calamansi!), ginger polvoron and other ginger based products.
I encourage local and international tourists who may be off to see the beach island of Boracay to visit the neighboring town of Kalibo to visit the festival. There are other stopovers for you which I previously posted here in my blog, too: