HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-You are invited to "Buy Hawaii, Keep Aloha Strong" at the 17th annual Made in Hawaii Festival, coming to the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, August 19-21, 2011. The First Hawaiian Bank Made in Hawaii Festival is produced each year by the Made in Hawaii Association.
Festival exhibitors will feature food, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State. Live entertainment and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations also will have the "Made in Hawaii" brand.
This annual event draws more than 35,000 attendees each year, including more than 1,000 buyers from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and Japan – all looking to purchase locally made products in quantity in the months following the event.