Vendor variety

Shop until you drop at Made in Maui County Festival and meet suppliers

Haleakala Creamery owner and vendor Rebecca Woodburn-Rist will have a booth and be the first to appear on stage Saturday. Made in Maui County Festival photo

You may shop until you drop at the fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival on Friday and/or Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

This year, more than 140 vendors will showcase foods, arts and crafts, jewelry, fashion designs, gifts, home decor and collectibles on both days.

Master of Ceremonies Malika Dudley will host activities on the Hawaiian Airlines Event Stage in Yokouchi Pavilion, starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. At 9 a.m., Got Goat Milk? will be presented by owner Rebecca Woodburn-Rist of Haleakala Creamery with her resident goat co-star.

Haleakala Creamery specializes in handcrafted small-batch goat and cow’s milk caramel sauces, ice cream and sweets using local ingredients found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It is a micro goat dairy and farm based in Kula.

“We love living on Maui,” says Woodburn-Rist about her farm-topia. “As residents of the islands it is important to respect the aina and share aloha.”

Haleakala Creamery’s goats and cow convert the local grass and fodder into milk. Woodburn-Rist combines the fresh milk with locally grown ingredients to share the sweet taste of Hawaii with visitors and residents alike. You may find her products at the Upcountry Farmers Market in Kula every Saturday or look for the caramel sauces at select retail stores around the island.

Other stage presentations include Bacon Crack is Back! by Aloha Spice Cacao; Talk Story with Sarai Striklin, who will share stories on her creations; Keiki Fashion Show with special K9 guests; Good As Gold by Blue Hawaii Jewelry; Wearable Art by Molokai designer MyLei; Rainforest Art by Laura Mango of Hana; Fashion Show by Fresh Local Product, Wai Life, Sailbags Maui, Yasha jewelry and World Woodworks; Keeping it Spicy by Tiffany “Sassy Salsa” Smith; Cultural Collection by Keoki of Keawaike, Molokai; and Maui Manjookies by Janelle Fukuoka.