Negros craftsmanship and delicacies take center stage at Negros Trade Fair 2022

The Negros trade show is back with its world-class local products in 2022!

The oldest provincial trade fair returns in 2022!

The Negros Trade Fair, now in its 36th year, is back after two years to once again showcase local products from their province. This year’s theme, “Hidlaw,” is a Hiligaynon term meaning yearning or yearning. From September 20-25, discover their incredible local crafts and a variety of products at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. The Negros Producers Association (ANP) and the provincial government of Negros Occidental organized the fair.

Negro Fair 2022

According ANP Vice President for Advocacy Mary Ann Colmenares, the theme is aptly named due to their desire to return to the show, which was shut down for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that it’s back, the show aims to show the resilience of the Negros spirit and how it can bounce back from the pandemic-induced hiatus.

The Negros 2022 media tour
The Negros 2022 media tour

Arlene Infanta, President of the PNA, also shares that she is excited for the return of the Negros Trade Fair. The pandemic nearly dismantled ANP, the showroom, and we lost most of our staff and members, but this return only validates our resilience and indomitable spirit. Our faith and belief that with a collective effort, we can once again present Negrense products, no matter how impossible the task at hand.

In recent years, preparation for the trade fair took about 8-10 months, but this year’s installment only took two months to prepare; it just goes to show our desire to come back and show everyone why we are the oldest living room in the country.

Breakfast at Lanai by Fresh Start Organics
Breakfast at Lanai by Fresh Start Organics

Part of their effort to amplify Negros Trade Fair 2022 was to invite several travel writers and content creators to explore Bacolod and nearby towns in Negros Occidental. Attendees got to taste Negro specialties, meet the artisans and see them produce their crafts up close and personal, and hear the business ideas and success stories of local Negros at the Hub.

Humble beginnings

The Negros Trade Fair was established in 1985 by Metro Manila-based Negrenses. The idea of ​​creating the trade fair was sparked by news of the sugar farm workers on the island of Negros. Its first trade show was held at the Makati Carpark, where Negros merchandise was later brought to Manila free of charge. The salon then had the vision to organize a formal association; thus, the ANP was born. Now, the ANP has producer exhibitors made up of people from industries such as food, gifts, housewares, fashion, natural and organic products, tourism and furniture.

Notable Negros Trade Fairs

The last physical Negros Trade Fair event took place in 2019, showcasing the culture, crafts, heritage and art of Negrense. In 2011, the fair added a new product line, namely Natural and Organic, which features sustainable Negros products. And in 2010, the show celebrated its silver anniversary, where they also launched their Silver Tiangge coffee table book, showcasing the rich cuisine and culture of the island of Negros.

The Negros Trade Fair in Makati City
The Negros Trade Fair in Makati City

What to expect?

This year’s Negros Trade Fair is special as it showcases new community artisans from the countryside. In addition, the local government units of Negros Occidental will be there to promote tourism in their province through several tourism products. To make Negros Trade Fair 2022 livelier and more joyful, festival performers and the San Carlos City Orchestra are ready to entertain guests during the six-day event.

The 36th Negro Fair
The 36th Negro Fair

The 57 exhibiting producers of the Association of Negro Producers (ANP) are distributed as follows:

  • Food
  • Gifts and household items
  • Fashion
  • Natural and Organic
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Tourism

List of exhibitors at Negros 2022

FOOD Booth number Contact number Contact person Product category
Margies Cakes and Fatherlands 39 034 7089196 Rowena Arnaiz Pasalubong foods (hopia, biscotto, etc.
El Ideal Bakery 41-44 034 4334199 Cecilia Plotena
U Gourmet Club/ Inasalan in Dalan 41-44
Shiena’s homemade products 36 9293349801 Shiena Peanuts
Virgies Homemade Products 21 and 24 0917-301-6044 Virginia Chua Pastries, napoleons, mango pies
Claras food products 40 433-4199 Cecilia Platena Pastries, napoleons, mango pies
Pueblo Quan 9185514638 Jane
Felicia Inc. 26 and 27 0917-310-0508 Carla Lacson Baked goods (ensaymada, cheese rolls, almond chips, decadent cakes)
Casa Carmela 25 0917-310-0508 Carla Lacson Bottled food (Palitaw, seaweed,
Christdel’s garden 09486532156/4350013 Therese Parcon
Fresh Start Organic, Inc. 9668660528 pat bilbao
T-Flavors / Homs Food Products 9499912832 june
ELG Gourmet Foods 4354460/4411295 Delsa
Ereneta – Chorizo ​​de Manaloto de Bacolod 20 02 687 1295 Rachel
city ​​of fog
Grem’s Delicious Shop 14 9173129973 Regina Processed foods, frozen foods
9298424120 rounded
Formaggio House
9198681203 Cecile
NATURAL AND ORGANIC
Fresh Start Organic, Inc. 19 and 22 9664651903 Gladys
Alter Trade Philippines, Inc. 33 0933-814-3471 Beth Mondejar Muscovado sugar, indigenous foods, fresh fruit juices
Tribal Miracle Oil 20 09424576977/ 035 4209380 Balm Pure himag oil (soap, care oils, massage oil)
Plantsville Health ten
Christdel’s garden 9615315017 Delsa Abas Processed Foods, Plants
GDH
NVC Foundation 38 and 40 0917-309-0939 Ria / Dynne mosaic made of tiles, jewelry, processed food
Vallehermoso Helping hand
Artisana Island Crafts 34 and 36 435-3843 Mary Ann ceramic. pandan crafts
Handcrafted by Yssa 19 2134947/09391189738 Precy recycled medicine/wine bottles (chimes, serving tray, plant holder)
FASHION, CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES
Handmade by Princy/Donata by Kate Singson 29 Kitkat Lobaton
Creative Definitions 26 and 28 9998812059 Michel Claparols Shawls, handwoven shirts, pants, sneakers
Chievs Stones and Crystals 23 4320406 Eva Pauline Si-Coruña
Craft Bevs seven 9278219529 Bevs Fernan pandan leaf bags, wallets and shirts
Vivo Craftsmanship 22 and 24 461-7465 / 0945316632 Vida Hayes Ladieswear, Decoration, Bags, Handicrafts, Ornaments
Vicmik Enterprises, Inc. (Ines Moda Infantil) 31 4610308 maricon smocked dress
Domesticity 9985372845/7295550 Paulina
Negros silk growers
Massaste 21 0347099409/09228403234
Rubyline Women’s Fashion 4324592 Ruby Reyes
moms 9093012123 Audrey
Mercedes house 3
Fish bone 4
Creation Crisvil 37 4416129/09088733576 Cristeta Villacin / Ruby Bamboo handbags, handmade costume jewelry
patika 14
FURNITURE
Hacienda Crafts 30 and 32 9175476279 Ina Gaston lamps and light fixtures, table tops
artistic energy 33 and 35 2130402/9235840545 marlon Furniture, Lighting, Accessories, Tableware, Garden decor
NOAH 27 and 27
LGU
City of Bacolod 1 and 2 0942-728-3838 Brenda / Danielle Masskara souvenirs, bottled foods and t-shirts
Municipal cooperative of Talisay 10 and 11 445-8788/ 09491388162 Caroline / Ellah Bottled foods, crafts and baked foods
City of Bago 9 and 11
Cadiz City 13,16,18
City of Sipalay 5
City of San Carlos 12
Himalayan town seven
District 2 4 and 49
District3 5
District 6
THE PARTNERS
Province of Negros Occidental 5,6,41 434-0631 Benja / Leah TLDC has helped MSMEs in Neg. Occupation
Trade and Industry Department – ​​Region VI 30 and 31 441-3644 /434-7920 Gabb / Gerine Local assisted MSMEs in Negros Occ

Attend the Negros Trade Fair online!

If you are not from Metro Manila or unable to attend the fair itself, ANP is set to relaunch a Negros Virtual Trade Fair at www.shopnegrostradefair.com. You can shop online through this link so you can get various Negros products here. Click the link to subscribe to their newsletter and see their upcoming promotions that you can support!

Want to do your Christmas shopping in advance? Come to the 36th Negros Trade Fair and help support local artisans by buying their wares! Attend the Negros Trade Fair from September 20-25, 2022 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. #SupportLocal and spread the word!

To learn more about the Negros 2022 show, visit their website at https://www.negrostradefair.com/ or follow them on their Facebook and instagram accounts.

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