This Saturday the Maui Arts and Cultural Center is holding its second ever Made in Maui County Festival! There will be over 130 different vendors represented, all of which have their headquarters on Maui County (Maui, Molokai and Lanai). A minimum of 51% of their products’ value must have been added in Hawaii. This makes it sound like these are ‘big business’. Actually, a lot of these are mom and pop operations, and so cool!
I went to this event last year. What a great place to do some Christmas shopping! I love buying local when possible, and what an event to showcase locally made products!
The public is invited Saturday, November 7th from 8-4:30pm on the lawn (outdoors) at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Admission is $5/person, children 12 and under get in free. There will be vendor demonstrations, a fashion show, food trucks, prize drawings etc.
If you’re on Maui – check it out! Last year it rained (I picked up an umbrella at the Foodland nearby). Despite the rain, there were over 9400 people in attendance. It was awesome!
Coming up next week is the 10th annual Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This is a FREE outdoor afternoon (1-6pm) event.
Bring a beach chair, bring your ukulele (optional) and prepare to relax, visit and listen as great Island musicians serenade you with ukulele music! There will be food trucks for you to buy snacks and drinks, and ukulele door prizes!
Also, there will be a free ukulele workshop the day before (Saturday Oct 10th), registration begins at 9am, workshop runs from 10-12pm. This is for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate. Must be able to play the C, F and G7 chords, bring paper and pencil. You will perform at the Ukulele Festival, and there will be a draw for a new ukulele among participants.
When: Wednesday, September 16 and Sunday, September 20 from 11am-1pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, Kahului
“Anything you can do with potato, you can do with breadfruit… better!”
Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu is a project to revitalize ‘ulu (breadfruit) in Hawai’i. Breadfruit vs Potato is co-sponsored with the State of Hawai’i Department of Agriculture. For more information about breadfruit, check out these two websites: breadfruit.info, breadfruit.org
What is your favorite part of a fair? I must admit, I hate crowds and you typically will not see me anywhere there’s a crowd. Fairs and parades included.
But, many love them – so please, tell me your favorite thing at the fair!
A few years ago the kids did talk me into going, and I must say, there was a robotics competition in the Baldwin High gym (which is at the far side of the fair grounds). I really enjoyed watching the teens battle it out with their robots 🙂
I attended a marching band parent meeting last night, so you guessed it, this year I will be attending the Maui Fair parade on Thursday September 24th!
Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents Evita, the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center later this month. There is a cast of over 60 performers backed by a live orchestra.