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Vendor applications now being accepted for the fourth Made in Maui County Festival

By Staff | Mar 2, 2017

In 2016, the Made in Maui County Festival drew more than 11,000 residents and visitors for two days of shopping at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. PHOTO BY CASEY NISHIKAWA.

WAILUKU – The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced that product vendor and food truck applications are now available for the fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival.

Considered the largest products show in Maui County, the event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

The festival is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Maui Chamber of Commerce.

Local businesses that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply as a product vendor:

Business must be based in Maui County (current GET license required).

All products offered for sale must be made, manufactured, grown and/or created in Maui County, although products may include source materials made/found in the State of Hawaii.

Must meet minimum of 51 percent “Made in Hawaii” product valuation.

Applications are also available for local food trucks interested in participating. A total of 12 food trucks will be featured on Nov. 4 and a total of three food trucks on Nov. 3.

Last year’s festival attracted more than 11,000 residents and visitors and provided opportunities for participating vendors to meet with prospective wholesalers and connect with new customers.

For information, and to download applications, visit the event’s official website at www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com, e-mail info@MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com or call (808) 270-7710. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. All applications will be reviewed between June 5 through July 7, and businesses will be notified of the Vendor Selection Committee’s decision on or before July 14.