Photos of a few of the 2012 entertainers (click on each one to enlarge):
The “Made in Hawaiʻi Festival” is held every August at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena in Honolulu. The huge, three-day event features thousands of products made in Hawaiʻi, as well as cooking demonstrations and live music.
This year’s festival takes place August 16-18. Admission is $4 (children six and under free). Festival goers can buy everything from food to clothing to jewelry to art and more. Visit Auntie Paulette and watch her demonstrate her skills at feather art. Buy fresh, hot Molokai bread from Kanemitsuʻs Bakery. Stop by the Hawaiian Fudge Sauce booth and sample some of the best fudge sauce ever. Choose from a wide variety of plants at Olomana Tropicals. Pick up a dress or t-shirt at Puahina/Warrior Designs or East Honolulu Clothing Company. Watch (and sample!) cooking demonstrations by some of Hawaiʻi’s top chefs. And of course, enjoy the free concerts throughout the day!
The musical entertainment takes place in the Pikake room (in the exhibition hall) and features some of Hawaiʻi’s top artists, hosted by well-known radio personalities. The music typically begins at 10:30 am on Friday and Saturday, 11 am on Sunday.
Festival hours are 10am – 9pm Friday and Saturday; 10 am – 5pm Sunday. For more information go to the Made in Hawaiʻi website.
NOTE: I originally posted what was supposed to be the 2013 entertainment lineup in this article, but discovered that the list of performers on the festivalʻs website is at least partially incorrect. I've requested the correct schedule and will post it here as soon as I receive it.
Originally from California, Iʻve lived on Oʻahu for a number of years. Music has always been my passion and Iʻm fortunate to be able to work with and support many of Hawaiʻiʻs musicians. For such a tiny speck in the middle of a very large ocean, we have an amazing wealth of talent here!