Supporting the Maui Economy
The Made in Maui County Festival is an awesome event that was created to stimulate the Maui economy by boosting local sales and awareness of locally made products. Developed as an initiative of the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the festival aims to display the hard work and creativity of the Maui community.
Just recently, the product vendors and food trucks were announced for this year’s 4th annual Made in Maui County Festival, which is slated for the 3rd and 4th of November at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The festival is a great service and cause for the community because of the 140+ product vendors that are able to showcase their pride and joy. At the festival, there is a wide selection of vendors on display with goods ranging from foods to produce, arts & crafts, clothing, furniture and much more more. This year they are featuring 35 brand new businesses that have never been at the event; 16 will be coming from Molokai, while there will be 5 from Lanai. In addition, 4 new Maui food trucks on Friday and 13 on Saturday.
I recommend taking a peak of the list at: MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com/2017vendors
Because the main goal of the festival is to support to Maui, participants had to meet a strict and set criteria of being a Maui County based business. Even the products needed to meet a firm criteria including: a minimum 51% of their value added in Hawaii, branding, packaging, online presence and interest in exporting.
Made in Maui County Details
The opening of the festival begins on Friday, November 3rd with an exclusive shopping day from 1:30pm to 6:00pm. The special event will include complimentary pupus and snacks at 4:00pm with the option to purchase food from 4 different food trucks in the Pasha Hawaii Food Court.
The Friday attendees will get a free tote bag with goodies and be entered into a contest to win Maui Getaway Travel Package,” but do note that winners must be present to accept the gift. Tickets for the Friday special are $35 and children under 12 are free; TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED at the MACC Box Office, online at MauiArts.org or by calling 808-242-SHOW.
While Friday is a great opening event, it is just a preview to the “Big Festival Day” on Saturday November 4th. Saturday is slated to be an all day affair and will run from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Public admission is $5 and children ages 12 and under are free.
If you are a shopper, then Saturday is the day to attend. It will include product demonstrations, a fashion show, and so much more! The food trucks will be set up in the Pasha Hawaii Food Court, while prize drawings will be available throughout the day (still need not be present to win). The first 2,000 people through the door will receive a free festival tote bag.
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