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Made In Maui County Festival Set for Nov. 6 & 7

November 4, 2015, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated November 4, 9:47 AM
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The inaugural Made in Maui County Festival in 2014 attracted thousands of visitors and residents for a full day of shopping, activities, food and fun. This year, the Festival’s organizers anticipate the event will be bigger and better than ever. Maui County photo.

The inaugural Made in Maui County Festival in 2014 attracted thousands of visitors and residents for a full day of shopping, activities, food and fun. This year, the festival’s organizers anticipate the event will be bigger and better than ever. Maui County photo.

Maui County’s largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, will return on Nov. 6 and 7, 2015.

Now in its second year, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made-in-Hawai‘i products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more all in one location at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Serious shoppers who want a head start can purchase tickets for a special “Shoppers Preview” on Friday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The festival’s opening ceremonies will begin at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday in the Yokouchi Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will also receive a free festival tote bag.

The cost is $35 per person; preview tickets are limited. Purchase tickets at The MACC Box Office by calling (808) 242-SHOW (7469) or go online.

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On Saturday, the Made in Maui County Festival will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public admission is $5 (at the gate). Children 12 and under will be admitted at no charge. Saturday’s festivities will include demonstrations, a fashion show, over 12 food trucks and prize drawings throughout the day. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free festival tote bag.

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On both days, attendees can also enter Hawaiian Airlines’ drawing for a chance to win 120,000 HawaiianMiles.

“This event showcases the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of each of our more than 140 vendors who help support and strengthen our diverse economic base,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Their businesses provide an amazing array of gifts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, food and collectible items that appeal to visitors and locals alike. These products and vendors are a hallmark of the excellence that abounds in our community, and are truly a special part of what makes Maui County nō ka ‘oi.”

The festival is co-presented by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors include: Hawaiian Airlines, Innovate Hawai‘i; Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company; HAWAI‘I Magazine; Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation, Kahului Airport; The Maui News; Maui No Ka Oi Magazine; The Maui Visitor Channel; Pacific Media Group; Courtyard Marriott, Maui Kahului Airport; Island Honda; Kaiser Permanente; American Savings Bank; HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union; HHawaii Media; KAOI Radio Group; Maui Electric Company; State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; First Hawaiian Bank; First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i; Goodfellow Bros.; Maui Printing Company; Matson; Roberts Hawaii; and Richard Kehoe CPA.

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

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