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.
Inaugural event draws thousands despite steady rainfall at Maui Arts & Cultural Center
WAILKU, Maui, HI – A steady downpour only seemed to whet the appetite of thousands of residents and visitors who turned out Saturday, November 8th for businesses showcasing their locally made products at the first-ever Made in Maui County Festival.
Within the first 90 minutes of the daylong event, more than 2,000 people walked through the gates of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, snatching up orange logo festival bags and buying a variety of items at what was being dubbed the largest product vendor show in the county. By day’s end, event organizers counted more than 9,000 in attendance. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Teena Rasmussen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. “We’re so grateful for support of the community, our sponsors, our vendors, volunteers and the general public.” (more…)