Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival seeks sponsors

The 2015 Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival presented by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Maui Mall.

“The festival is part of the monthlong celebration of October as Filipino-American History Month,” said Melen Agcolicol, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“We’re happy to present this family-friendly festival again and we’re honored to be able to share Maui’s rich Filipino-American heritage.”

The festival will feature Filipino restaurants selling Filipino food; Filipino businesses selling Filipino goods such as handicrafts, Christmas ornaments and attire; Maui businesses; entertainment featuring Filipino dances, songs and music; and a variety of events such as the Master P-Noy Chef Cook-Off, the Speedy Balut Eating Contest, the P-Noy Artist Contest, the Little Filipino Fashionista, the Filipino Fashionista, the We Got History Exhibit, the Oh Wow@Parol Making Contest and the Polvoron Challenge: Eat & Tweet, said Alfredo Evangelista, event chairperson. “We’re also accepting sponsors for the festival,” added Evangelista.

For more information and to keep updated as to the festival’s program of events, visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com or the chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MauiFilipinoChamber or follow the Chamber on Twitter @MauiFilipinoCH. Email inquiries to foundation@mauifilipinochamber.com.

For more information, call 242-8100.