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Ask the Mayor: How Do I Submit a Made in Maui County Festival Vendor Application?

July 13, 2015, 7:18 AM HST
* Updated July 19, 12:06 PM
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Despite the steady rain, the first-ever Made in Maui County Festival drew over 9,000 residents and visitors to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for a full day of shopping.

Despite the steady rain, the first-ever Made in Maui County Festival drew over 9,000 residents and visitors to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for a full day of shopping.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Mayor Arakawa:

Q: I was watching the morning news and saw some county workers on KHON talking about the Made in Maui County Festival accepting vendor applications. My mom makes really nice custom jewelry and would like to participate. How would she do that? I missed that part of the program. Thanks!

A: Glad to hear she’s interested. Last year’s Made in Maui County Festival showcased more than 130 local vendors and saw more than 9,400 residents and visitors in attendance. This year’s festival runs from November 6 to 7 and promises to be even bigger.

To apply as a vendor just go online and click on “vendors.” Just below the picture, you will see a section titled “2015 PRODUCT VENDOR APPLICATION FORMS.” Please note the following criteria for vendor selection:

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* Businesses must be based in Maui County
* Products must have a minimum of 51 percent of their value added in Hawai‘i
* Products mix, quality and creativity value will also be considered

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Both the vendor application form and food truck application forms can be downloaded online at the webpage above. Please note that the deadline for product vendor applications is Monday, Aug. 31, at 4:30 p.m., however, at the rate that the applications are coming in, we expect to reach capacity much sooner than that. So send that application in quickly and mahalo for supporting the Made in Maui County Festival.

Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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