Made in Hawaii Festival
The Made in Hawaii Festival was held this past weekend at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Over 400 vendors were there, showcasing and selling their locally made products. The vendors spanned across two exhibition halls. Entertainment was provided by various Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners. Cooking demonstrations were provided by Hale Aina Award winning chefs
Among the featured vendors were Aloha Edibles, Anahola Granola, Bubble Shack Hawaii, Big Island Coffee Roasters, Designs by Kadooka, Guava Smoked, Hala Girl Hawaii, Hawaiian Paradise Candies, Kaiulani Spices, Kapahikaua, Laupahoehoe Graphics, Liko Lehua, Menehune Mac, Malamapono Designs, Palapala Designs, Ohana Style Snack Company, Rix Island Wear, Sweet Aloha, Three Coconuts Maui, and Ulu Mana Hawaii.
Festival sponsors include Innovate Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Buy Local It Matters, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Air Cargo, and Matson.
According to the official Made in Hawaii web site:
Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association and sponsored since its inception by First Hawaiian Bank, the Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State