Made in Hawaii Festival at the Blaisdell Center

Honolulu, Hawaii, August 3 (DHN) – If you love finding locally-made goods during your travels to Hawaii, then the Made in Hawaii Festival is your shopping Mecca. Held over three days at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena (August 19th through the 21st), the Made in Hawaii Festival feature only goods that have been made in the islands.
The year’s Made in Hawaii Festival will be celebrating its 16th year. Locals and visitors alike love this festival as they can find a variety of products. The festival has over 430 vendor booths that offer tropical clothing, Hawaiian coffee and chocolate, travel blankets, koa wood crafts, books, silk-screened scarves, plants, art, photography, Niihau shell necklaces and home furnishings. You can even find Christmas ornaments made with sea shells! Produced by the Made in Hawaii Association, the festival is sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank.

Made in Hawaii is Popular

The Made in Hawaii Festival attracts over 35,000 visitors over its three day weekend. Tickets to enter the festival are $4, but don’t think the festival is only about souvenirs and Hawaiian gifts. The festival also features an array of Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning local musicians to entertain festival goers during all three days, including Maunalua, Napua Makua, Makena, and even the legendary Eddie Kamae! And if you are into cooking, the Made in Hawaii Festival has Cooking Demonstrations for the culinary artists on Friday and Saturday. Learn new recipes that are sure to be the hit at your next dinner party. With vendors from the island of Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Oahu, the Made in Hawaii Festival has something for everyone. With children that are six and under being admitted for free, this is a great family event. Make sure to visit the Made in Hawaii Festival, which is the thing to do in Oahu in mid-August.

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