If you’ve been coming to Maui for a while, you may be familiar with the annual Made in Maui County Festival. This year will be the 9th annual festival. Of course, with Covid, a few of them were virtual affairs. I am excited for it to be in person again this year!
What is the Made in Maui County Festival?
The festival is a large high quality craft and food fair held annually on the lawn area of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (the MACC) in Kahului. There are certain criteria for vendors to participate – they must have their business based in Maui County, and products sold must have at least 51% of their value added in Hawaii. This means you will be buying truly locally made products, supporting local vendors (unlike some of those ‘craft fairs’ where so much is actually made in some far away place).
With Christmas less than two months away, this is a great opportunity to do some shopping ~ for others but also for some special souvenirs for yourself!
The festival usually attracts about 10,000 visitors.
When, what, where….
The festival is open to the public on Saturday November 5th from 8:30-4pm. The admission price is $7/person. You can pre-purchase your tickets at the MACC or pay at the gate.
There is limited parking at the MACC, but lots across the street at the University of Hawaii Maui college (swap meet area parking).
From personal experience I recommend bringing the following
- shopping bags
- an umbrella (just in case)
- a healthy appetite to check out all those food trucks
Curious who will be there?
The Made in Maui County Festival has a list of this year’s vendors posted on their website. If you aren’t on Maui November 5th, this is a great list to see what’s great on Maui and order online!
And yes, a friend and I are planning a girl shopping spree! We’ll be there. If you see me, please say hello!