The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce are reminding businesses interested in participating as a Product Vendor or Food Truck Vendor in the 4th Annual Made in Maui County Festival that the deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Considered the largest products show in Maui County, this year’s event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4. The Festival is presented by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.
- Local businesses who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply as a Product Vendor:
- Business must be based in Maui County (current GET license required)
- All product(s) offered for sale must be made, manufactured, grown and/or created in Maui County. Although products may include source materials made/found in the State of Hawaii.
- Must meet minimum of 51 percent “Made in Hawaii” product valuation.
A limited number of local food trucks will also be selected. A total of 12 food trucks will be featured on Saturday, November 4 and a total of 3 on Friday, November 3.
Deadline for Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor applications is May 31. All applications will be reviewed between June 6 through July 8, and businesses will be notified of the Vendor Selection Committee’s decision on or before July 15. Approved applicants will be required to attend a mandatory vendor training meeting.
“We’re thrilled with the impact this Festival has made over the past three years in helping to grow our Island’s small, independent businesses,” said Teena Rasmussen, County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Director. “Today, this major products show offers a springboard for these companies to take their business to the next level by being able to unveil new products, meet with prospective wholesalers and connect with new customers.”
Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies wishing to show their support for Maui County’s entrepreneurs and their products while increasing visibility for their own business. Sponsor benefits include event promotions, visibility during the Festival, access to a private buyers’ preview event, program advertising and more.
For information and to download Produce Vendor or Food Truck application or a Sponsor Packet, visit the event’s official website: www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com, email info@MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com or call (808) 270-7710.