Maui County’s largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, returns on November 6 and 7, 2015. Now in its second year, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Hawaii products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more ALL in one location – the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Serious shoppers who want a one-day head start will be allowed to purchase tickets for a special “Shoppers Preview” to be held on Friday, November 6th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Attendees will enjoy the Festival’s opening ceremonies at approximately 5 pm in the Yokouchi Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will also receive a free Festival tote bag. Cost is $35 per person, tickets are limited. Purchase tickets at the MACC Box Office, (808) 242-SHOW (7469), or MauiArts.org.
On Saturday, November 7th, the Made in Maui County Festival will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Public admission is $5 (at the gate), children 12 and under are free. Saturday’s festivities will include demonstrations, a fashion show, over 12 food trucks, and prize drawings throughout the day. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Festival tote bag.
On both days, attendees can also enter Hawaiian Airlines’ drawing for a chance to win 120,000 HawaiianMiles.
"This event showcases the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of each of our more than 140 vendors who help support and strengthen our diverse economic base,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Their businesses provide an amazing array of gifts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, food and collectible items that appeal to visitors and locals alike. These products and vendors are a hallmark of the excellence that abounds in our community, and are truly a special part of what makes Maui County no ka `oi.”
The Festival is co-presented by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors include: Hawaiian Airlines, Innovate Hawaii; Pasha Hawaii; Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company; HAWAI`I Magazine; Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Kahului Airport; The Maui News; Maui No Ka Oi Magazine; The Maui Visitor Channel; Pacific Media Group; Courtyard Marriott, Maui Kahului Airport; Island Honda; Kaiser Permanente; American Savings Bank; HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union; HHawaii Media; KAOI Radio Group; Maui Electric Company; State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; First Hawaiian Bank; First Insurance Company of Hawaii; Goodfellow Bros.; Maui Printing Company; Matson; Roberts Hawaii; and Richard Kehoe, CPA.