Vendors set for 4th annual Made in Maui County Festival
The Maui News – Product vendors and food trucks have been announced for the fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival, which will take place Nov. 3 and 4 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
More than 140 product vendors will offer a wide variety of foods, produce, art, crafts, clothing, furniture and more, as part of the annual event that showcases Maui County businesses and products. Thirty-five businesses are new to the event, while 16 come from Molokai and five from Lanai. Four Maui food trucks will be featured on Friday and 13 on Saturday.
For a complete list of 2017 vendors and food trucks, visit MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com/2017vendors.
In order to participate, vendors had to meet a set of criteria that included having a Maui County-based business. Products also had to be made in Maui County and meet a minimum 51 percent of their value added in Hawaii. Branding, packaging, online presence and interest in exporting also were taken into account.
The festival kicks off Nov. 3 with a special “Exclusive Shopping Day” from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Festivities will include complimentary refreshments at 4 p.m. and food available for purchase from four food trucks in the Pasha Hawaii Food Court until 5:30 p.m. Attendees will receive a free festival tote bag and have the opportunity to win a “Maui Getaway Travel Package.” (Must be present to win.) Tickets cost $35 a person and are free for children ages 12 and under. They can be purchased at the MACC Box Office, online at MauiArts.org or by calling 242-SHOW.
The “Big Festival Day” on Nov. 4 will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public admission is $5 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are free. Saturday’s festivities will include product demonstrations, a fashion show and more in the Yokouchi Pavilion. The food trucks will be set up in the Pasha Hawaii Food Court. Prize drawings will be available throughout the day (need not be present to win). The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free festival tote bag.
One both days, attendees can enter a Hawaiian Airlines drawing for a chance to win 120,000 HawaiianMiles.
Qualified wholesale buyers may register online at MadeInMaui CountyFestival.com/Preview to receive complimentary admission for a special “Buyer’s Preview” on Nov. 3.