(HawaiiNewsNow) - A blessing ceremony, with Kahu Kelekona Bishaw presiding, will precede the Buyers Opening of the 18th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival presented by First Hawaiian Bank and produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association. Buyers are invited into the Festival two hours prior to the public opening so that they can preview merchandise, meet vendors and place bulk orders. This 3-day showcase of Hawaii-made products at the Neal Blaisdell Center includes apparel and jewelry, gift and craft items, food products and produce, health and beauty products, books, artwork and home accessories. Live stage entertainment by award-winning artists and cooking demonstrations by local chefs from Hale 'Aina Award winning restaurants take place each day.
WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2011, 7:45-8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Festival opens to buyers; 10:00 a.m. Festival opens to general public
WHERE: Between the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena.
FESTIVAL INFO: Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena
Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $4; children six and under free
For more information, call 808-533-1292 or click HERE!