Made In Maui County Festival

News & Information

Captivating Maui Made Jewelry – Sparrow Seas

January 14, 2019

Wear Your Heart in Hawaii

Whether it be memories of your romantic Maui wedding on Kaanapali Beach, or your nostalgic childhood home in Haiku, Sparrow Seas allows visitors and residents alike—anyone for whom Hawaii is a special place—to display a unique piece of the islands close to their heart.

Sparrow Seas is a Maui-based designer and retailer of captivating jewelry inspired not only by the islands, but by the people who love them. Owner and designer Lynn Baldwin recalls something her mother-in-law always said, that her “heart was in Maui.”

One sweet cookie company: Maui Sugar Mamas

October 22, 2018

Leanne Ohta and Ana Magarin are the Maui Sugar Mamas. They are fun, dedicated mommies, hard-working business women and, ironically, are Dental Professionals who have the love and passion for baking.  The two have been best friends for over 25 years and ventured into entrepreneurship when a friend suggested they collaborate with a coffee shop and sell their ono banana bread.  That opportunity fell through, but their passion for baking allowed them to push forward and pursue their dream.

Maui Made Snacks – Ono Moa Candies

October 15, 2018

Ono candies made from the heart

Since early 2018, Ono Moa Candies has been producing the finest candied macadamia nuts, candied pecans, and walnuts in the Hawaiian Islands. Their secret? They start with quality, locally sourced ingredients combined with their passion for producing great snacks, to create delectable treats with a true taste of Aloha.

Announcing Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program

July 16, 2016

The Made in Maui County Festival is now part of the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. Book online with Hawaiian Airlines through this special link, and receive the lowest available web fare and, at the same time, help the MIMCF obtain air miles that we can use for free air travel in the future. You’ll also still earn flight credit in your individual HawaiianMiles account for flying Hawaiian Airlines.

Product Vendor Applications, Sponsors Now Being Accepted for 3rd Annual Made in Maui County Festival

February 8, 2016

Made+in+Maui+County+Festival+2015

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced today that vendor applications and sponsorship forms are now available for the 3rd Annual Made in Maui County Festival. Considered the largest products show in Maui County, the event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Festival is presented by the County of Maui, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, over 10,000 residents and visitors attended the two-day event, which featured a Shoppers Preview and Buyers Preview on Friday, November 4; and the Big Festival Day on Saturday, November 5. A total of 140 vendors showcased a wide variety of made-in-Maui County products including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more.

Local businesses rocked at 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival

November 8, 2015

img

It was a big shopping day for local businesses during the Made in Maui County Festival held this weekend.

This weekend, over 10,000 residents and visitors converged on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival setting a new attendance record. Taking center stage were the over 140 vendors who showcased the Islands’ depth and breadth of products during this two-day event held on November 6 & 7.

“The creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Maui County was on display for all to see at this event,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa who also got into the spirit of the event by modeling a silk shirt by designer Sarai Stricklin. “The diversity of products attests to the wide-ranging abilities and talents of the vendors.”

“Small business is the core of the economic engine that drives our local economy,” said Arakawa. “We are truly fortunate to have such dedicated and hardworking business owners involved in this showcase of Made in Maui County products that attracts visitors and local people alike. Helping our local businesses succeed long-term will ultimately benefit our community and economy.”

2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival set for November 6 & 7, 2015

October 23, 2015

MIMCF

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’s largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, returns on November 6 and 7, 2015. Now in its second year, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Hawaii products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more ALL in one location – the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Serious shoppers who want a one-day head start will be allowed to purchase tickets for a special “Shoppers Preview” to be held on Friday, November 6th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Attendees will enjoy the Festival’s opening ceremonies at approximately 5 pm in the Yokouchi Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will also receive a free Festival tote bag. Cost is $35 per person, tickets are limited. Purchase tickets at the MACC Box Office, (808) 242-SHOW (7469), or MauiArts.org.

On Saturday, November 7th, the Made in Maui County Festival will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Public admission is $5 (at the gate), children 12 and under are free. 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.

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

2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival announces the 2015 product vendors

September 29, 2015

img_001

When Maui County’s largest products show, the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival, opens to the public on November 6 and 7, 2015 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, the event will boast a larger format with more products, more vendors, more food trucks, and more reasons to buy local.

This week, the Festival announced the final list of vendors who will be participating in this upcoming event. In total, nearly 150 product vendors and food trucks are confirmed, over 40 of which are new to the event.

Last year, the inaugural event attracted over 9,500 visitors and residents and 130 vendors participated. Vendors reported over $300,000 in product sales transactions, over 180 new accounts and wholesale orders closed, and over 1,000 leads for future sales and wholesale accounts generated. This year, the Festival is focused on expanding the event’s impact.

Announcing Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program

img_002

The Made in Maui County Festival is now part of the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. Book online with Hawaiian Airlines through this special link, and receive the lowest available web fare and, at the same time, help the MIMCF obtain air miles that we can use for free air travel in the future.  You’ll also still earn flight credit in your individual HawaiianMiles account for flying Hawaiian Airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Made in Maui County Festival.

Special room rate at Courtyard Marriott Maui

September 21, 2015

CourtyardMarriottMaui

Great news for event attendees! Book a room at the Courtyard Marriott Maui Kahului Airport and receive a discounted rate of $169 plus tax per night. Offer valid from November 3 to 12, 2015. Go to www.marriott.com/hnmmk, select your dates, click on Special Rates, select Corporate/Promotional Code, and enter code PX3. Enjoy your stay!

Experience Maui’s premier hotel, centrally located near Kahului Airport and close to all Maui attractions and activities. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pits, private cabanas, onsite restaurant and bar, and plenty of Aloha hospitality, without the resort price tag!

The Courtyard Marriott Maui Kahului Airport is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Made in Maui County Festival.

2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival announces special “Shoppers Preview”

September 11, 2015

55f244d8e4b09a63010d2fc5

At this year’s Festival, Maui Gourmet Popcorn will once again be selling their popular coffee cookies, taro cookies, macadamia nut brittle, gourmet popcorn and cereal treats.

Serious shoppers who want a one-day head start during the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival now have their chance. The general public will be allowed to purchase tickets for a special “Shoppers Preview” to be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) in Kahului on Friday, November 6th. Event hours are 2 pm to 6 pm. Cost is $35 per person. Tickets are limited, only 500 tickets will be sold to the general public. Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office or (808) 242-SHOW (7469) or MauiArts.org.

The Made in Maui County Festival is the largest products show in Maui County featuring over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Hawaii products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more – ALL in one location!

During the Shoppers Preview on Friday, November 6th, attendees will also enjoy the Festival’s opening ceremonies at approximately 5 pm in the Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, November 7th, the Made in Maui County Festival will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Public admission is $5 (at the gate), children 12 and under are free. Saturday’s festivities include demonstrations, a fashion show, food trucks, and prize drawings. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Festival tote bag.

Made in Maui County Festival announces first round of product vendors

June 25, 2015

img

WAILKU, Maui, HI – With nearly 19 weeks to go until the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival opens on November 6 and 7, the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce announced the first group of approved vendors who will be participating in this year’s event.

Considered the largest products show in Maui County, the 2015 Festival will feature over 140 vendors. The event will also be increasing the number of food trucks from 7 in 2014 to 16 this year. To date, a total of 68 local businesses have been approved to participate and over 50 applications are pending review early next month.

While the 2015 Product Vendor Application submission deadline was originally announced as August 31st, due to the high number of applicants and limited vendor space, the Festival committee is encouraging local businesses interested in participating to submit their applications sooner rather than later.

Support of the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival, an investment in our local businesses

May 30, 2015

AlohaLetterPress

“The exposure to the Maui community was fabulous. Sharing my Aloha Letterpress stationary and services with people in person was a wonderful experience as I have only dealt with customers online. Receiving their positive feedback and responses was very encouraging and uplifting!”  – Linda Coleon of Aloha Letterpress

This week, the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce released a new brochure outlining the impact of the annual Made in Maui County Festival on our local businesses. This information is part of an effort to encourage private sector sponsorship of this year’s Festival, a popular event dedicated to growing our islands’ business community.

The 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival (MIMCF), the largest products show in Maui County, will be open to the public on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.  Event hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm. Public admission is $5, children 12 and under are free.

2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival Now Accepting Vendor Applications, Sponsors

February 24, 2015

MIMCF

Despite a steady downpour of rain, the inaugural Made in Maui County Festival in 2014 still managed to attract over 9,400 residents and visitors for a full day of shopping.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced today that vendor applications and sponsorship forms are now available for the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival which will be open to the public on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The event is being presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

First “Made In Maui County” Festival a Resounding Success: Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Releases Full Report on the Festival

February 4, 2015

MIMCF+2014

The inaugural Made In Maui County Festival attracted records crowds to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced it has issued a full report on the results and successes of the first-ever Made In Maui County Festival (MIMCF), which was held on Nov. 7-8, 2014.

The full MIMCF report can be viewed at www.mauicounty.gov/OED. Some of the highlights of the report include:

–    130 vendors, including 12 from Molokai, sold about $300,000 in products over the two day period
–    Despite the bad weather that weekend, more than 9,400 people attended the festival
–    Besides the sales, vendors reported gaining 180 new wholesale accounts and 1,070 new business leads for future sales

“We want to thank the entire Maui community for their support for this first festival,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa, “Building the capacity of our locally made product companies will strengthen our community, not only with the jobs they create, but with the diversification this brings to our economy.”

Local businesses thrive at Made In Maui County Festival

November 8, 2014

DSC_3520_crowd

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.”

First-ever Made In Maui County Festival will focus on growing islands’ local businesses

October 2, 2014

WAILKU, Maui, HI – This week, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce announced the 130 vendors who will be participating in the 2014 Made in Maui County Festival. Considered the largest product vendor show in Maui County, this inaugural event will offer a wide variety of made in Maui County products – including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more – plus demonstrations and food trucks ALL in one location!  

Held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, the event will kick-off on Friday, November 7, with an invitation-only event for retailers and wholesalers. On Saturday, November 8, the event will be open to the public from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  Public admission is $3, children 12 and under are free.

“This Festival was created to help grow our islands’ businesses,” said County of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. “There’s such incredible talent here at home and we’re hoping to open doors for these hard-working entrepreneurs by providing opportunities for them to meet with prospective retailers and wholesalers and connect with new customers. Our small businesses are the backbone of our islands’ economy and their success will ultimately benefit our community at-large.”

Made in Maui County Festival announce upcoming informational sessions for interested vendors

June 24, 2014

img-2

Festival organizers will be assisting interested vendors at upcoming informational sessions.

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – Two informational sessions will held in July for local businesses interested in participating as vendors at the first-ever Made In Maui County Festival (MIMCF) in November.

Upcoming Informational Sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays, July 8 and 15, from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.

“To date, a number of local business owners have taken advantage of these informational sessions,” said Teena Rasmussen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. “Our Festival organizers are available to answer questions and to provide assistance to owners wanting to complete their Vendor Application.”

Made in Maui County Festival on Akaku Community Television, May 22, 2014

May 23, 2014

Mahalo to Akaku Maui Community Television for giving Teena Rasmussen (Mayor’s Office of Economic Development) and Pamela Tumpap (Maui Chamber of Commerce) some airtime to talk about the Made in Maui County Festival. This public service announcement is currently running on Akaku’s channel 54.

First-Ever “Made In Maui County” Festival Accepting Vendor Applications, Sponsors

April 29, 2014

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development today announced that the inaugural “Made in Maui County” Festival will be held November 7 and 8, 2014 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Approximately 6,000 to 8,000 residents and visitors are anticipated to attend the event, which will showcase a wide variety of made-in-Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more in one location.

Planning for the first-ever festival is in full swing with vendor applications and sponsorship forms now being accepted on the event’s official website: www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com. The event is being presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

“This new festival will benefit our local economy in many ways,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Besides giving local merchants the chance to showcase and sell their locally produced items, it stimulates our economy as a whole by bringing in interested shoppers to our island. In other words, everyone benefits both directly and indirectly from the festival.”

Vendors must be based in Maui County and feature a minimum of 51 percent, value-added in Hawaii. Booth space will be assigned based on type of product and on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendor applications can be downloaded from www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com; click on “Vendors” button.

Sponsorship opportunities are another way for companies to show their support of Maui County’s entrepreneurs and their products while increasing visibility for their own business. To receive a Sponsor Packet, click on the “Sponsors” button on the festival website.

Pin It on Pinterest