The three-day Made in Hawaii Festival is Hawaii’s premier showcase of locally crafted, manufactured and grown products, and an opportunity to support local business by “buying Hawaii, giving aloha.”
From Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23, the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena will be filled with more than 400 vendors from around the state offering everything from apparel and accessories to bath and beauty products, handicrafts and traditional Hawaiian crafts, home furnishings, food products, fine art and more.
Festival goers can also sit down and enjoy live entertainment in the Pikake Room or watch a local chef doing a cooking demonstration in the arena with samples afterwards.
“We’re really excited to have about 50 vendors who are new to the festival this year, or who are returning after an absence,” said executive director Amy Hammond. “The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is sponsoring a New Products Showcase in the Pikake Room, with a number of first-time exhibitors. They will be joined by a dozen or so members of the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association with their products.”
The 2015 Made in Hawaii Festival is open Friday through Sunday, August 21-23 (Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Neal Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall.
Admission costs $5 with children six and under free. First Hawaiian Bank’s Oahu branches are giving out $1 off coupons while supplies last.