5th Annual Made in Maui County Festival

October 29, 2018, 3:12 PM HST · Updated October 29, 10:17 AM
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The annual Made in Maui County Festival returns on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Now in its fifth year, the event will feature over 140 vendors from Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi, offering hundreds of locally made products.

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    Shoppers at the Made in Maui County Festival. PC: MMCF.

    A surfboard shaper presents his products to a potential customer at the Made in Maui County Festival. PC: MMCF.

    Malika Dudley hosts a talk show at the Made in Maui County Festival. PC: MMCF.

    A vendor presents her products to a customer at the Made in Maui County Festival. PC: MMCF.

    According to the event’s presenters – the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce – with only days remaining until the festival kicks off on Friday, Nov. 2, hundreds of people are putting the last minute touches to ensure a successful event.

    “While the annual festival is only a two-day event, preparations for this major product show is a year-round effort with many of our event committee, staff, volunteers, and festival vendors putting in countless hours to make sure attendees have a wonderful shopping experience and that participating vendors reap the benefits through product sales,” said Pamela Tumpap, President of the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

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    According to Teena Rasmussen, Director of the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, “This final week is especially important as the County gears up for this major event. It’s a well-orchestrated affair with many of our County departments and festival stakeholders working with our festival team on all facets of event operations from transportation, traffic flow, parking, MACC set-up, volunteer schedules, and more. We’re also encouraging everyone to help us spread the word about this incredible event that benefits our local entrepreneurs.”

    Friday, Nov. 2

    On Friday, Nov. 2, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. shoppers will enjoy the Exclusive Shopping Day, an opportunity to appreciate a leisurely shopping experience.

    • Opening Ceremony sponsored by Alaska Airlines and complimentary light pūpū at 5 p.m.
    • Food available for purchase from three food trucks in the Pasha Hawaiʻi Food Court
    • Chance to win round-trip air travel for two on Alaska Airlines
    • Grand Wailea Resort getaway prizes (must be present to win)
    • All shoppers will receive a free festival tote
    • Free event parking is available at the MACC and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College paved parking lot on Wahinepio Avenue.

    Exclusive Shopping Day tickets are $35 per person; children 12 and under enter free of charge.

    Tickets available at MACC Box Office: (808)-242-SHOW or at www.mauiarts.org/MIMCF

    Saturday, November 3 “Big Festival Day”

    • Live entertainment by Marty Dread, Pat Simmons Jr., George Kahumoku Jr., Kauʻi and Kamaunu Kahaialiʻi
    • Fashion and talk shows with emcee Malika Dudley on the Hawaiian Airlines Presentation Stage
    • 15 food trucks in the Pasha Hawaiʻi Food Court
    • Chance to win 120,000 HawaiianMiles
    • Chance to win a Pasha Hawaiʻi Certificate of Passage good for shipping one personal vehicle to/from San Diego and Maui
    • Hundreds of products from this year’s festival vendors
    • The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free festival tote
    • Complimentary shuttles will be available on Saturday to/from War Memorial Gym and the MACC
    • Free parking available at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s grass parking lot.

    Public admission: $5 (purchase that day only at MACC Box Office), children 12 years and under get in free.

    Qualified wholesale buyers and distributors may also register online at http://madeinmauicountyfestival.com/preview to receive complimentary admission to attend a special “Wholesale Buyers Event” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    For more information, visit www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com or call (808) 270-7710.

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