Made in Hawaii Festival, one of the biggest showcases for products made by local companies, starts Friday, Aug. 19th and runs through Sunday, August 21st.
The festival will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center and will have approximately 400 exhibitors and it’s expected to attract some 35,000 attendees.
This is a fantastic way to shop for and sample the locally made products such as chocolates, coffee, clothing, jewelries, arts and craft, books, food, etc. Some of Hawaii’s top culinary artists will be providing cooking demonstrations as well.
Aside from exposing kama’aina and tourists to locally made products, The Made in Hawaii Festival is also an opportunity for Hawaii merchandise to be marketed to other countries for distribution possibilities. The Department of Agriculture, an affiliation with the non-profit Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, organizes inbound buying missions to introduce major and qualified buyers from other countries to goods and services from companies here in Hawaii. This year, they’ve organized a buying mission from the latest country that has appeared as the newest source market for Hawaii—Canada.
Visit the official Made in Hawaii Festival site for more information.
10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday (8/19) & Saturday (8/20)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday (8/21)
Photo source: MadeinHawaiiFestival.com