Vendor Applications Available for 2017 Made in Maui County Festival

February 15, 2017, 1:16 PM HST · Updated February 15, 2:27 PM
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    Vendor applications for product vendors and food trucks are now available for the 4th Annual Made in Maui County Festival, taking place on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

    The event, presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce, is considered the largest products show in Maui County,

    Local businesses who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply as a Product Vendor:

    • Business must be based in Maui County (current GET license required)
    • All products offered for sale must be made, manufactured, grown and/or created in Maui County. Although products may include source materials made/found in the State of Hawaiʻi.
    • Must meet minimum of 51 percent “Made in Hawaiʻi” product valuation.

    Applications are also available for local Food Trucks interested in participating. A total of 12 food trucks will be featured on Saturday, Nov. 4 and a total of 3 food trucks on Friday, Nov. 3.

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    Last year’s festival attracted more than 11,000 residents and visitors and provided opportunities for participating vendors to meet with prospective wholesalers and connect with new customers.

    “Small businesses are the backbone of our islands’ economy and we are proud to support our dedicated entrepreneurs who help to strengthen our community through job creation and economic diversification,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “It is the reason why the annual Made in Maui County Festival was originally created – to provide opportunities for our small businesses to grow and succeed.”

    For information and to download a Product Vendor application or Food Truck Vendor application, visit the event’s official website, email [email protected] or call (808) 270-7710.

    The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. All applications will be reviewed between June 5 through July 7, and businesses will be notified of the Vendor Selection Committee’s decision on or before July 14.

    The Festival provided the Maui Coffee Association with a strong vehicle to get the word out that Maui grows great coffee. Photo by Casey Nishikawa

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    2016 Made in Maui County Festival. Photo 11.4.16 by Wendy Osher.

    During the Made in Maui County Festival, food trucks will offer a variety of local fare in the Food Court at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Photo by: Casey Nishikawa

    In 2016, the Made in Maui County Festival drew more than 11,000 residents and visitors for two days of shopping at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Photo by: Casey Nishikawa

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