Arts & Culture

14 Amazing Picks From This Year's Negros Trade Fair

Here's what to buy, eat, and shop at this year's fair.

The much-awaited edition of the Negros Trade Fair happens from September 26 to 30. This year, the longest-running provincial trade fair promises more sweets and treats with the theme “Sweet Talk: Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice.” From natural and organic food to clothing and accessories, here’s a sampling of exhibitors to look forward to this year.

Silay Export

Established in 1994, Silay Export makes home decor and accessories using natural materials such as cogongrass, leaves, rattan, and more. Out of the brands many products, we’re looking at these yellow table napkins made of polycotton and abaca fiber.

Tickled Tripper

Tickled Tripper produces bags with the help of the Gawad Kalingas women using eco-friendly materials. The brand’s latest collection of macrame bags and accessories, named Knotty and Nice, is being launched at this year’s fair.


This mosaic-style cross from NVC (Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc.) will add a sweet touch to your home. Proceeds from the foundation’s sale will benefit the brand’s artisans and their families—feeding several infants, giving students education, and supporting mothers.

ChiEvs Stones and Crystals

Eva Pauline Marie Lizares Si Coruna, ChiEvs’ owner and designer, makes some of the best timeless, handcrafted jewelry. One of the highlights of her brand is this stunning plum agate necklace.

Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation

Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation was established with one goal: to make the fourth class municipality of Vallehermoso a hub for arts and culture. To make this dream into a reality, the residents make products such as these beautiful, vibrant pieces.

Ines Moda Infantil


We’re head over heels for Ines Moda Infantil’s hand-smocked children’s clothes. These sweet vintage-style pieces can be handed down from generation to generation.


Multi-awarded furniture and home decor brand Art-Energy’s wood and metal napkin holder a rustic piece that's beautiful in its minimalist design.

El Ideal Bakery

You can expect a lot of treats at this year’s fair, like El Ideal Bakery’s signature buko pie and guava-pineapple pie.


Felicias in Bacolod is often regarded as the best maker of ensaymada (both in the region and the country). It’s a classic offering in the Negros Trade Fair, with reason.

Ading's Gourmet Tuyo

If you’re looking for something more savory, Ading’s Gourmet Talangka is the perfect dip for bread.

Virgie's Homemade Products

Virgies Homemade Products makes some of the most famous pasalubong in the region. Its Napoleones, filled with custard cream and topped with sugar icing does not disappoint.

Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo de Bacolod

Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo promises all natural ingredients: No MSG and no chemical preservatives. Both the recado and hamonado bilog are must-trys.


Milvidas prides itself for its hand crocheted products made using local yarn. This year, its offerings include this crochet-edge tray liner as well as handwoven placemats.


Domesticity makes home accessories with its signature rustic Filipino theme. Among its products, these useful cocktail napkins made our to buy list.

About The Author
Paolo Chua
Staff Writer
View Other Articles From Paolo
Latest Stories
And how one cosmetic brand makes its mark by reducing plastic waste.
All of the most spectacular places to see and be seen in the new year.
The foodie friends were there to celebrate the end of Garten's cookbook tour.
The pair's productions made the holidays during wartime a bit more bearable.
A selection of 2018's must-read books for every literary personality.
Our identity as a nation is continuously evolving, and it needs continuing discussion. Esquire Philippines presents a collection of essays offering different perspectives on the necessarily nuanced and complex question of Being Filipino.
A very Town & Country guide to Miami Art Week happenings from the best art installations to the most fabulous parties.
The legendary creative director of Chanel is the first subject in the new documentary series.
Load More Articles