Vendor sessions offered

Two informational sessions will be held in July for local businesses interested in participating as vendors at the inaugural Made In Maui County Festival in November, according to an announcement from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

The sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. July 8 and 15 at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Office of Economic Development Director Teena Rasmussen said county workers will be available to answer questions and to provide assistance to owners looking to complete the vendor application for the festival.

Participating vendors must be based in Maui County and feature a minimum of 51 percent “value-added in Hawaii,” the office said. Booth space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis – once a vendor is approved in “compatibility, desirability and uniqueness of product.”

Vendor applications may be downloaded online at by clicking on the “Vendors” button.

The festival, hosted by the Economic Development Office and the Maui Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Vendors will be allowed access on both days.

The invitation-only first day is for wholesale buyers and distributors. The second day is open to the public. About 100 vendors will offer Maui County-made products and food.

Admission is $3, and children 12-and-under are free.

For more information, visit, email or call 244-0081.